Spider-Man: Maximum Venom -- the upcoming third season of Marvel's Spider-Man -- promises to shake things things up for the Disney XD animated series, in terms of both story and presentation.
As previously revealed, Maximum Venom follows Spidey as he is "pushed to his breaking point when Venom summons an earth-shattering threat from its home planet." However, new information regarding the season was revealed at the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend. And as it turns out, Peter Parker will not only have to come face-to-face with Eddie Brock/Venom, but also Venomized versions of his allies in the Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel and the Hulk.
Moreover, Season 3 of Marvel's Spider-Man will not be a typical season of television. Rather, Maximum Venom will consist of six hour-long special episodes. For comparison, Seasons 1 and 2 consist of significantly more episodes, each about 22 minutes in length. Season 3's new, special format seems to suggest it is being treated as a proper animated event.
Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, previously described Maximum Venom as "the most epic conflict in the history of Marvel Animation. We planted the seeds in two seasons of Marvel's Spider-Man and three seasons of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but you don't need to have watched them to be blown away by this colossal confrontation. While a ton of guest heroes will be on hand, Peter Parker's special link to Venom makes him the only hero who can tip the scales to save humanity."
Marvel's Spider-Man will return with new episodes in September to round out Season 2. Season 2 will close out with a five-part "Superior Spider-Man" story arc in which "Doctor Octopus, who has taken over Spider-Man's body, intends to use his new spider powers to further his evil agenda."
Arriving in spring 2020 on Disney XD, Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom stars Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Nadji Jeter, Melanie Minichino, Max Mittelman, Scott Menville and Fred Tatasciore.