Earlier this year, it was announced that Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD was cancelled, which stopped the series at season 4, with the final two episodes, Graduation Day 1 and 2, being released in January. Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man followed a young Peter Parker through his life as Spider-Man, meeting the Avengers, joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and teaming up alongside other iconic Marvel superheroes, including Spider Gwen and Miles Morales.
Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment’s Senior Vice President Court Lane announced the new show at New York Comic Con
“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 and Supervising Director Philip Pignotti it’s just filled with heart and humor.”
Marc Buhaj, Disney XD’s Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, added
“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. 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.”
The series to replace the web-slinger’s TV spot is titled Marvel’s Spider-Man, and focuses on “an insecure yet courageous teenager Peter Parker as he learns that with great power comes great responsibility – especially when you get the strange abilities of a spider.”
The show will be run by story editor Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and supervising director Philip Pignotti (Avengers Assemble). Marvel’s Spider-Man is set to premiere on Disney XD sometime in 2017.