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New Spider-Man series to make August premiere

Following in the footsteps of long-running Ultimate Spider-Man, all-new Marvel’s Spider-Man will debut on Disney XD on August 19.
July 17, 2017

Spider-Man is officially swinging his way back onto TV screens next month on Disney XD, where Marvel’s Spider-Man will debut with a one-hour premiere on August 19.

The new animated series, which features a young Peter Parker as he learns how to be Spider-Man, follows the success of Ultimate Spider-Man, Disney XD’s longest-running series to date with 104 episodes that wrapped up in January.

Disney has also announced the series’ new voice cast, which includes Robbie Daymond (Bread Winners, Get Blake) as Spider-Man, Laura Bailey (DragonBall Z, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Addams Family) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, Pickle and Peanut) as Uncle Ben, and Scott Menville (Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Doc Ock.

The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers), Dan Buckley (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Cort Lane (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man), and Eric Radomski (Spawn, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble). Stan Lee (Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) are on-board as co-executive producers.

The series’ debut comes as Spider-Man remains popular, dominating toy sales, starring in a recent series of Funko Pop! YouTube shorts, receiving a robotic adaptation courtesy of Sphero and topping the box officewith a US$257-million worldwide haul for the opening weekend of Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

News surrounding the upcoming toon was announced at the Marvel Animation panel at D23 this past week, where it was also revealed that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout will be getting a third season on Disney XD. Season two of the series was just released in March, along with a number of new shorts.

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's Online Writer. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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