A new behind-the-scenes video introduces the cast of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the latest animated series to bring Peter Parker and his super friends to life. Like the X-Men and The Avengers, Marvel has created a number of animated series over the years to bring Spider-Man to the small screen. Mirroring his cinematic reboot, the recent Ultimate Spider-Man series ended earlier this year with Marvel’s Spider-Man all set to take its place this Saturday. Stripping away some of the zaniness and larger-than-life stories of the previous series, the new animated show will focus on Peter’s school life and a cast of young heroes in training.
We’ve already seen a clip from the premiere of the Marvel’s Spider-Man, indicating the show will start with Peter in his homemade costume. From there, he’ll battle a number of villains from the comics, including Venom and Jackal. Peter will also be mentoring Miles Morales, who will serve as a hero in the show’s early going as well. They won’t be the only characters from the page, however, as Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Doctor Octopus will make appearances. Even Uncle Ben will have a role, voiced by Patton Oswalt.
Now, Marvel has released a new look at the cast and characters from Marvel’s Spider-Man, offering more looks at the show and introducing even more heroes and villains from the comics. In the clip, we finally meet Miles and Gwen, who have been teased since the show was first announced. We also see Harry Osborn and his father Norman, who will be voiced by Spectacular Spider-Man lead actor Josh Keaton. There’s even teases of additional villains like Clash and a pack of werewolves.
Though we know Miles will suit up, there’s no word on if Gwen will become Spider-Woman. That said, the video shows she’ll more than hold her own in a crisis. We also meet another classmate with a future as a superhero, Anya Corazon. She’s been a variety of spider-themed heroes in the comics, but she currently carries the mantle of Spider-Girl. Again, there’s no word on if she too will gain powers, but the show seems to be setting up a potential Spider-Verse.
The video also introduces us to Max Modell, repurposed from Peter’s boss at Horizon Labs to his principal at Horizon High. Though each version of Spider-Man usually features science and tech, the new animated series looks like it will put its young geniuses at the forefront. And they won’t be short on mentors, as a quick shot of Tony Stark can be seen in the video, indicating the new series will in some way have a connection to the Avengers. All told, the show looks to be an exciting retelling of Spider-Man’s early years.
Marvel’s Spider-Man premieres August 19 on Disney XD.
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