Marvel Animation announced today at New York Comic Con, an all-new animated series called Marvel's Spider-Man will be premiering on Disney XD in 2017. Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man will culminate in January 2017 with a two-part finale arc "Graduation Day" that will see Spider-Man stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York City.
The new series, Marvel's Spider-Man, tells the story of an unsure (but courageous) teen who has to figure out how to be a Super Hero from the very beginning.
"We've been secretly nurturing Marvel's Spider-Man for years now, so we are thrilled to finally announce it. The simple title reflects a back-to-basics approach – the story of an ordinary teen, Peter Parker, who suddenly finds himself with strange new powers and overwhelming responsibility. And thanks to Story Editor Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken, Mad) and Supervising Director Philip Pignotti (Marvel's Avengers Assemble) it's just filled with heart and humor," said Cort Lane, SVP Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment.
Lane broke the news that Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create three brand-new animated shorts that will be released later this year. The animated short Spellbound featuring Spider-Man and Iron Man facing off against the trickster Loki and his mind-controlling scepter, debuted to an enthusiastic crowd during the panel. The two other shorts include Chimichangas featuring Deadpool facing-off against Venom and Rescue where Rocket breaks into the Collector's museum to try and set his buddy, Groot, free. A still image from Spellbound can be found in the link above.
Lane also shared the exciting news that fans will soon get to enjoy Ant-Man and the Wasp together in the Ant-Man animated shorts coming next year to Disney XD! Created by Passion Pictures and directed by French duo Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach, fans will see the pair like never seen them before. Ant-Man will be voiced by Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender, Transformers Prime) and the Wasp will be voiced by Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory).
Additional breaking news came from the announcement that Marvel Animation will welcome Marvel's very own Hayley Atwell back to the beloved role as SSR's greatest asset as the voice of Agent Carter on Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars. In the episode, past and present collide as Howard Stark and Peggy Carter team-up with Iron Man and Captain America to stop Kang the Conqueror!
Also during the panel, the audience was treated to an all-new episode from the second season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, featuring the Guardians teaming-up with the Avengers on a mission to protect Star-Lord's home planet of Earth!