Spider-Man's Origin Covered In New Animated Short

A new animated short explores Spidey's origin ahead of the release of Marvel's Spider-Man on Disney XD. Next month, Spider-Man: Homecoming will help finalize the reboot of the cinematic version of the character within the MCU. But the film won't be the only Spidey content on the horizon. While the new Spider-Man PS4 game won't arrive until next year, two other wall-crawler-related projects are hitting before the end of 2017. Later this year, Sony will be putting out a new animated film focusing on Miles Morales as Spider-Man. Before that, however, we'll be getting a new TV show featuring Peter Parker.

With the end of Ultimate Spider-Man earlier this year, Marvel and Disney XD are already launching a brand-new series starring the character. The show is meant to echo Homecoming by refocusing on Peter's dual life and putting him in somewhat more grounded adventures. There's also a chance he'll be joined by the likes of Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen, though that hasn't been confirmed. In the meantime, Disney XD is promoting the upcoming show with a series of six shorts -- and the first one has arrived.

The first of the animated shorts is now online. On July 24, it will air on Disney XD and the network's YouTube channel, with each subsequent short following on a daily basis. As both the show and Homecominwill be skipping a retelling of Spidey's origin, the short recaps it within the new world of the show.

The short not only gives a sense of the animation style, but introduces us to some new takes on certain characters. There's of course Harry Osborn, who will be attending a more prestigious school than Peter. We then meet Liz Allan, who will be Peter's love interest in Homecoming. Finally, we meet the elder and younger Smythe, who have both been Spider-Man enemies in the comics. While the son seems amicable enough now, his father already doesn't like Peter. In the show, he'll be reimagined as a teacher at Peter's school.

This is actually the second look we've had at the show. Earlier this month, we saw the first poster for the series along with a clip of one of the episodes featuring Spidey fighting the Scorpion. Interestingly, we've yet to get a premiere date or trailer, despite all the other looks at the show that have emerged.

Last month also brought with it some artwork for the series, teasing the show's updated takes on a few key villains. With Comic-Con and D23 coming up fast, it's likely a full trailer will arrive soon. In the meantime, the shorts should hold fans over until the series debuts.

Marvel’s Spider-Man will air sometime later this summer.

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Source: Disney XD

Key Release Dates
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
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