Ultimate Spider-Man is Set to Return For a Much Bigger Season Three
Get ready for more of your friendly neighborhood web-slinger, a lot more…
Disney XD’s massively popular Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series will be returning for it’s third season this August, and Marvel is promising some exciting new things for everyone’s favorite web-head. Titled “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors”, this season will once again follow Spider-Man and his team of heroes (Iron Fist, White Tiger, Nova, and Power Man) as they take on dangerous S.H.I.E.L.D. missions (which could be hard since S.H.I.E.L.D. technically no longer exists), and meet new heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe. Some of the these will include Cloak and Dagger, Ka-Zar, Amadues Cho, Agent Venom, and for the first time in animation history, Miles Morales.
That’s right, the second Spider-Man from Marvel’s Ultimate comic book line is finally making his way to television, and it looks like he won’t be the only other Spider-Man swinging onto the show. Spider-Man Noir, Iron Spider, Spider-Girl, my personal favorite alternate Spidey, Spider-Man 2099, and even Spider-Ham will all be joining Peter Parker this year. Clearly there will be some sort of “Spider-Verse” story-line at play here, since most of these characters are from different time-lines and universes. One of Ultimate Spider-Man’s strengths has always been the show’s willingness to expand into the Marvel Universe, bringing in all these other great Spider-Men (and women) should be a great (and fun) continuation of that.
Now if all that isn’t enough to get the excitement level raised, season three will also start with Spider-Man accepting an offer to join the Avengers. So if Peter didn’t already have enough on his plate this year, he will now also be teaming up with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Falcon, and Hawkeye. If that seems like a lot to try and cram into single half hour cartoon stories, then you’d be right. Luckily for us, Marvel also agrees. So starting this season the series will be presented in a multi-episode story format, meaning single stories spanning multiple episodes. Which should hopefully lead to much bigger stories than we’ve gotten in the past. Fans (myself including) have been praying that Marvel would introduce more of this in-depth style of story telling into their new cartoon line-up. Marvel’s popular cancelled show, Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes, excelled at this kind of episode format and because of it is still considered as one of Marvel’s best animated shows. Let’s hope that this new story telling formula change can elevate Ultimate Spider-Man to the same kind of quality stories that made Earth Mightiest Heroes such a success. I know I’m looking forward to finding out when Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors premieres August 31st on Disney XD.
Marvel’s Official Press Release:
Marvel’s most popular super hero, Spider-Man, swings into a new season in “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,” premiering SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 (9:00 a.m.) on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD. Accompanied by Nova, Iron Fist, Power Man and White Tiger, Spider-Man and the team take on dangerous S.H.I.E.L.D. missions and encounter some of their most thrilling adventures yet.
The new season begins with Spider-Man accepting an invitation to become an Avenger. Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Falcon, everyone’s favorite web-head gets one step closer to becoming the Ultimate Spider-Man!
Presented in a multi-episode story format, “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” not only pairs Spidey with the Avengers, but introduces new heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe such as Agent Venom, a new Iron Spider Amadeus Cho, Cloak & Dagger, and Ka-Zar. Additionally, for the first time in animation history, Miles Morales teams up with Spider-Man for a new adventure and he’s not the only Spidey that Peter Parker will encounter in this action-packed season.
“Fans of Marvel Universe will be thrilled with the new season of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,’” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. “In this third installment of the popular series, a new multi-episode story arc structure is fused with Marvel’s trademark epic storytelling, providing our audience with great adventure, relatability and humor in the most enjoyable Spider-Man season yet.”
“We’re telling the biggest stories in Marvel animation through our new season of ‘Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,’” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “First Spidey joins the Avengers and then travels to places never before seen in Marvel Animation. More importantly, we’re excited about introducing a new group of Marvel characters to fans and families.”
The award-winning creative team consists of executive producers: Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers: Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“The Super Hero Squad Show”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); creative consultant: Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”); consulting producer: Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series); story editor: Eugene Son (“The Super Hero Squad Show”); supervising director: Alex Soto (“Teen Titans”); and supervising producers: Henry Gilroy (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Harrison Wilcox (“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) and Dana Booton (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” stars Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Hawaii Five-0”) as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10”) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks (“Fatherhood”) as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love (“I’m In The Band”) as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller (“I’m In The Band”) as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong (“The Fairly OddParents”) as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee (“Batman: Arkham City”) as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor.