Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Disney XD animated adaptation of everyone’s favorite Wall Crawler, has been renewed for a second season despite rumors of its demise. The new season will resolve some of the major conflicts from Season 1 and is set to return to the network this year.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Season 1 ended with the titular superhero going up against the team of Doc Ock, the Sinister Five and Hobgoblin. According to a newly released synopsis, the show’s second season will follow-up on where this conflict left off:
“The second season of Marvel's Spider-Man follows Peter Parker in his sophomore year as a more experienced Super Hero and a more confident student at what was once the intimidating Horizon High School. Picking up where season one left off – in an epic showdown against Doc Ock, the Sinister Five, and Hobgoblin – season two will offer much higher stakes for both Peter and his heroic alter-ego, Spider-Man. He'll also learn how to navigate new responsibilities like working at his local newspaper The Daily Bugle while enduring Doc Ock's series of obstacles in the villain’s attempt to get rid of Spider-Man once and for all. The action-packed season will continue to touch on Spidey's relatable themes, including friendship, loyalty and heroism, while staying true to its signature sense of comedy.”
The second season of Marvel’s Spider-Man joins Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers Assemble as returning Disney XD series. Guardians of the Galaxy’s third season is set to follow the plot of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout Disney California Adventure ride, while Season 5 of Avengers Assemble will follow Black Panther’s doings after the events of the Secret Wars storyline. This recent confirmation flies in the face of previous reports claiming that Marvel would be ending its three Disney XD animated series.
"We're proud of our partnership with Marvel Animation and look forward to premiering more adventure storytelling, through the lens of some of the world's most prominent superheroes, for years to come," Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming for Disney XD, said in a press release.
The previous report, which came from animation industry insiders, claimed that work on Marvel's Disney XD animated series would cease after the shows' latest seasons, with several animators having been warned about forthcoming layoffs. Thankfully, the rumors have been settled, as it looks like the three Disney XD series are here to stay.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Season 2 is set to premiere on Disney XD this year. Additional information about the season’s exact premiere date and time will be revealed soon.