Scorpion Attacks in New Spider-Man Animated Series Preview
Following the first Marvel's Spider-Man trailer that debuted in January, Marvel and Disney XD have unveiled the first clip and poster for this highly-anticipated animated series. As of now, the cable network has not announced a specific premiere date, or revealed any members of the voice cast, but that may happen sooner rather than later. If that wasn't enough, we also have the first poster, which features both sides of Peter Parker's double life as an ordinary kid and a powerful superhero.
In the exciting first look at the new animated series, we see Spider-Man going back to his origins as a hero as Peter Parker discovers his powers and begins fighting crime in NYC. This sneak peek debuted at TV Guide, which also premiered the new poster that you can see below this clip. The clip showcases a battle scene between young Spider-Man and the villainous Scorpion, who is much stronger and more powerful than Spidey. But, what this young hero lacks in size, he makes up for in speed and smarts, not to mention wit.
A new original animated television series, Marvel's Spider-Man, will debut on Disney XD in 2017. Produced by Marvel Television, the series tells the story of an unsure but courageous teen who has to figure out how to be a super hero from the very beginning. This series will replace Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, which aired its final episode in January 2017 with an exciting two-part finale arc titled "Graduation Day" that featured Spider-Man trying to stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York City. For 2016 to date, the series has reached 51 million Total Viewers across the U.S., generated close to 4 million consumer engagements via VOD/STB and ranks among the network's top 5 animated series in key targeted boy demographics.
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 are 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 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); and supervising director Philip Pignotti (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man).
Unfortunately no Spider-Man voice cast members have been announced quite yet, but with the debut of this clip and poster, hopefully Marvel and Disney XD won't be keeping fans in the dark for too much longer about this voice cast, or when this highly-anticipated series will debut. It remains to be seen if fans of the former series Ultimate Spider-Man will embrace this new story and voice cast, but we'll find out in a few short months. Until then, take a look at the first clip and poster for Marvel's Spider-Man.