The world’s most famous web-slinger is back! Marvel has welcomed the character back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now a new Spider-Man series is coming to television. Disney XD has announced Marvel’s Spider-Man for 2017.
“Spider-Man is the biggest action hero in the world. He is an iconic character whose duality makes him both relatable and aspirational for the Disney XD audience,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Marvel in this new original series that offers a fresh take on a beloved classic that will engage both new and existing Spidey fans with its compelling drama, exciting action and the signature sense of comedy.”
“We’ve been secretly nurturing ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ for years now, so we are thrilled to finally announce it. The simple title reflects a back-to-basics approach – the story of an ordinary teen, Peter Parker, who suddenly finds himself with strange new powers and overwhelming responsibility. And thanks to story editor Kevin Shinick (‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Mad’) and supervising director Philip Pignotti (‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’), it’s just filled with heart and humor,” said Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment.
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Co-executive producers include Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Eric Radomski (Spawn, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Cort Lane (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble). Supervising producers Kevin Shinick (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Robot Chicken) and Marsha Griffin (Transformers Prime, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee). Consulting producers will be 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); and supervising director Philip Pignotti (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man).
Disney XD is actually already airing a Spider-Man series. The show Ultimate Spider-Man premiered in 2012 with Drake Bell providing the voice of Peter Parker. That show will come to an end in January 2017. “Graduation Day” is the title of the two-part finale. It will feature Spider-Man swinging in to stop Doctor Octopus. He and the Superior Sinister Six are trying to destroy all of the heroes in New York City.
Filming just concluded on the new Spider-Man movie, as well. Titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, the film features Tom Holland as Peter Parker. The new incarnation of Spidey made his debut earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War. Sony Pictures still owns the film rights to Spider-Man but has partnered with Marvel to create the new franchise. Homecoming will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark. Michael Keaton will play the villain, rumored to be The Vulture. Jon Favreau will reprise his role as Tony Stark’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan. The new Spider-Man: Homecoming will premiere in theaters on July 7, 2017.
Marvel’s Spider-Man will premiere on Disney XD sometime in 2017.