5 reasons to be excited for the new Spider-Man TV series

Need some more wall-crawling action in your life? Look no further than the brand-new animated Spider-Man TV series debuting on Disney XD this summer! It was announced recently that our favorite web-slinger’s previous series, “Ultimate Spider-Man”, is ending, and “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will take its place. It has a lot to live up to, considering that “Ultimate” was the longest-running animated Spider-Man show ever. So why should we be excited about this one? Watch the teaser below and get pumped for the answers.


1. New Spider-Man

Sorry, Drake Bell. You did a great job while it lasted. But sometimes we need a change. And sometimes it’s for the better. So while it’ll be sad not hearing Bell portray Spidey, it’ll let someone else give this new Spider-Man a fresh sound. Maybe Marvel will mirror its casting decision for Spider-Man: Homecoming and cast voice actors that are close in age to the actual characters. The new voice cast hasn’t been announced yet, so keep your eyes peeled.

2. Spidey-familiar creative team

This new adaptation is in good hands. Dan Slott, a current writer for the Amazing Spider-Man comic book series, is on board. He’s written for Spider-Man comics for nine years, so he knows what he’s talking about. Other team members include Alan Fine, the current president of Marvel Entertainment and executive producer of The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more Marvel blockbusters. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Dan Buckley and Joe Quesada, both from the animated show “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” are involved, along with a long list of other talented people. However, the show’s credentials wouldn’t be complete without the big man himself, Stan Lee.

3. Story re-do

“Ultimate Spider-Man” focused around Peter Parker and his relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury and other heroes. The show also introduced many different incarnations of Spidey from across the Marvel Comics universe. This new Spider-Man TV series, however, is going back to its roots. Starting from the very beginning of Peter Parker’s origin story, the series will focus largely on Peter’s adventures as Spider-Man while in high school. New, younger fans who just met the teenage version of the wisecracking web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War will probably be able to follow along with the story easily.

4. Follow-up to ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’

Did you think the timing was a coincidence? Both the animated show and the live-action movie starring Tom Holland will be released in summer of this year. Because of this, the show will get the chance to do well that it deserves. In addition to that, the TV show could go in an interesting direction based on its ties to the movie. Will it take place after the movie? Will what happened with Holland’s Spider-Man directly affect the things that happen in the animated series? It’s up in the air at this point, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.

5. Rumored team-ups with Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales

This TV show might not just be about Peter after all. Some concept art for the new series was discovered, and it looks like both Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy (as Spider-Gwen) will have appearances in the show, if not larger, more frequent roles. Both characters appeared in “Ultimate Spider-Man,” and Miles Morales is set to star in his very own animated Spider-Man movie in 2018. Each are terrific additions to the Spider-Man lore and have become very popular with fans. It’ll be interesting to see how they are introduced into this “simpler” series because all three characters are from different universes.


In any case, the new animated Spider-Man TV show is already garnering hype. Some fans are very excited while others are worried about the idea of a rebooted series and the inclusion of Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales. So, what do you think? Does the series look promising? Let us know what you think!


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Claire Cicero

Claire Cicero is a college student and an aspiring entertainment journalist. Writing about things she loves makes her happier than Dean Winchester when he sees pie or Deadpool when he sees chimichangas (so, a lot). You can find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, scrolling through Marvel news, and waiting impatiently for the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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