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Marvel's Spider-Man Animated Series to Include Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen

Disney XD's new Spider-Man animated series, which centers on a teenage Peter Parker, will also feature Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen, presumably in prominent roles.

News of the development arrives courtesy of We Got This Covered, which discovered merchandise for "Marvel's Spider-Man" featuring all three characters, as well as Venom.

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Announced in October at New York Comic Con, the upcoming series will succeed "Ultimate Spider-Man," which ends its four-season run in January on Disney XD. Capitalizing on the July arrival of the live-action "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Marvel's Spider-Man" will take the wall-crawler back to his early dates, as a high school student by day and a superhero by night.

Both Miles Morales and Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen) have appeared on "Ultimate Spider-Man," which premiered in 2012, with the wall-crawler (voiced by Drake Bell) one year into his career. S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Chi McBride) offered him a chance to train alongside four other teenagers — Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist and Power Man — to become a real superhero. With the third season the series was retitled “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,” with Spider-Man assigned by Fury to form the New Warriors. The current fourth and final season, “Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. the Sinister 6,” opened with Doctor Octopus forming a new version of the Sinister Six, but also brought in Carnage and elements similar to "The Clone Saga."

Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) is the supervising director of “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” with Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken”) serving as story editor. Consulting producers are Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”), Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”).

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