Ultimate Spider-Man TV seriesPosted: April 7, 2012
On April 1st 2012, this new animated Spider-Man series started airing on the Disney XD channel . The setting of the series is in the Ultimate Universe, where Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. knows Spider-Man’s true identity, Mary Jane is Peter’s childhood friend and Peter Parker attends Midtown High. The thing with this particular Spider-Man is that while he may have the ability to stop the bad guys, problem is that the combat area seems to end up looking like a huge mess. The Agency is also giving the wall crawler quite a bit of tech.
While I was watching the first two (of the 26 scheduled) episodes, the comedic sequences of the show reminded of Teen Titans, just more talking to the viewers. Spider-Man is also teaming up with other marvel characters Nova, Iron Fist, White Tiger, Power Man, a 5-member team just like the Teen Titans cartoon.
There are some notable people providing voices for the characters…
- J.K. Simmons reprises his role as J. Jonah Jameson
- Tara Strong as Mary-Jane Watson
- Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker in Clone Wars animated series) as Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn
- Stan Lee as Stan the Midtown High Janitor
- Clark Gregg reprising his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson from the Marvel Live-Action movies
With Brian Michael Bendis and Paul Dini on the production team as Writers/Producers, I hope to at least look forward to an entertaining series.