Marvel Comics’ teenage webslinger will be returning to his roots and his earliest days as a superhero in Marvel’s Spider-Man, premiering on Disney XD next year. The animated series has a long list of producers and directors, with Dan Slott having just been announced to join: executive producers Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, and Joe Quesada; co-executive producers Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, Cort Lane, and Stephen Wacker; supervising producers Kevin Shinick and Marsha Griffin; consulting producers Dan Slott, Kevin Burke, and Chris “Doc” Wyatt, and supervising director Philip Pignotti.
The animated series is set to focus on insecure teenage Peter Parker’s earliest days as Spider-Man: learning how to balance his superhero life with everyday life and learning that with great power comes great responsibility. Marvel Animation SVP Cort Lane shares:
“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.”
Next year appears to be a big year on the little and big screen for the webslinger. Though the animated series does not have a definite release date, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, is set to be released in early July.