The latest clip from Marvel’s Spider-Man depicts its hero using his trademarked Spidey Sense. The upcoming animated show, which has its Disney XD premiere date set for later this month, has voice actor Robbie Daymond in the dual roles of Peter Parker and Spidey.
Much like this summer’s cinematic offering Spider-Man: Homecoming, this series will take web-head all the way back to his early days of heroics, homemade suit and all. Dan Slott’s modern comic book run has clearly been an influence, as well, with Horizon Labs founder – and Slott-created character – Max Modell set to appear. Fred Tatasciore will play that role.
Following some big announcements from D23, Marvel has now opted to release this brand new clip (via CBR). It shows the iconic web-slinger getting into a bit of a pickle while tracking down some crooks in a van, before using his Spidey Sense - and his brains - to engineer a solution. You can watch the short video in the space above.
As you probably noticed, the brains behind this series have opted to put a new spin on the Spidey Sense. This version of the arachnid Avenger’s danger-sensing ability pretty much acts as a freeze frame, pausing the action and giving Peter enough time to have a lengthy inner monologue while assessing the problems at hand. In the case of this clip, in particular, Peter’s Spidey Sense helps him single out every person in danger and find the safest way to diffuse the situation without the innocent civilians being harmed.
You could argue that this is overkill. Other interpretations of the Spidey Sense have only given Peter the briefest of inklings that anything is up, while this one buys him all the time in the world to plot out a plan of action. Still, an overblown Spidey Sense like this will probably go down better with the fans than Homecoming’s ‘ignore it’ approach.
Alongside Daymond and Tatasciore, Marvel’s Spider-Man also features Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Max Mittleman as Harry Osborn, Scott Menville as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan as Vulture, and Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon. There’s even a role for Marvel’s Joe Quesada, who’ll voice a coffee shop owner.
It remains to be seen if Miles Morales and/or Gwen Stacy will suit up as their own Spider-heroes in this show, as they have done in the comics on many occasions. Only time will tell.
Marvel’s Spider-Man premieres on August, 19.
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