Dedicated to a new generation of fans, Spider-Man is ready to spin his web once more. And yes, fans will marvel at the series beginning April 1 on Disney XD.
At least that is the hope from Marvel Universe as they unleash "Ultimate Spider-Man." The series is loaded with some of the most influential names in comic books and pop culture.
"The Disney XD audience will be thrilled by the excitement and energy of the newest Marvel series," said David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD. The episode will first air on April at 11 a.m. EST and is titled "Great Power," and the second episode is "Great Responsibility" and will air 11:30 a.m., EST.
The programming block will also feature the second season of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes." This is a new short-form series that take viewers behind-the-scenes. There fans will meet the creative teams and explore the many facets of the Marvel Universe.
"Our dedicated block showcases the relatable characters that have sparked the imaginations of so many people, young and old. The Marvel Universe block's new short-form programs are made with our audience in mind, and are designed to further explore the world of Marvel for fans of all ages. From learning how to draw Marvel heroes, to seeing the real science behind the heroes' cool gadgets, devoted Marvel fans and new fans alike will find the block to be a great destination," said David Levine.
The storyline, according to Disney: a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter's alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes - Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, on the greatest action and adventure ever as they work to become ultimate Super Heroes. Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man (who also provides the voice of Stan the Janitor in "Ultimate Spider-Man") said, "It's a thrill to see that the highest standards in story telling are so perfectly exemplified by Spider-Man leaping from the pages of the comic book onto the screen to be enjoyed by a new generation."
Rounding out the Marvel Universe block are:
"Fury Files" - Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.
"Marvel Mash-Up"- The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.
"Animated Reality" - Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Captain America and Spider-Man.
"What Would It Take?" - Get a glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes' gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man's jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist's power-packed punch.
"Master Class" - Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel's greatest Super Heroes and shows how artists bring them to life.