New Spider-Man Animated Series Coming to Disney XD
New Animated Spider-Man Series Replacing Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD
A recent USA Today article reported Marvel and Disney XD will replace the Ultimate Spider-Man with a new Spider-Man animated series. Ultimate Spider-Man’s run will end with it’s fourth season in January. Loosely based on the now defunct Ultimate Universe, it steered away from most of the darker side. It did sprinkle in elements of the Ultimate Universe’s villains. However, in the show, Peter Parker is in high school working with S.H.I.E.L.D. and a team of teenage superheroes. As someone who’s watched the series, I enjoyed the animation and humor of the show. The nostalgia of the series reminded me of ‘Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends’. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Lucky for us, we won’t be without a Spidey for too long.
A New Wall-Crawler for a New Generation
With a replacement series for Ultimate, Marvel and Disney have an opportunity to take Peter Parker in a different direction. It sounds like Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, programming and general manager for Disney XD, has something similar in mind. “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,” says Buhaj. He promises “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.” Let’s hope they can mirror some aspects of Tom Holland’s take on the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, as well.
Ultimate Spider-Man ends it’s run this coming January with the two-part season finale, “Graduation Day.” Spidey and friends take on the Superior Sinister Six to save New York. Tune in to Disney XD to catch it. As for the future, it’s looking quite bright for our web-slinging hero. On July 7th, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will bring Tom Holland’s Spidey to a theater near you. It will most likely be followed up with the new animated series. 2017 is going to be the Year of the Spider. What do you think of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series? Are you sad it will come to an end or happy there will be a new series? Let us know what you think by liking, sharing and leaving a comment below.