Recently Disney XD announced that they would be ending Ultimate Spider-Man and starting up a new Spider-Man animated series, Spider-Man in 2017. This series would be a “back to basics” showing Peter Parker as he gains his powers and learns to deal with them and be a superhero. Today Marvel and Disney announced that long time “Amazing Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott would be joining the new show as a consulting producer.
Dan Slott has a rich history writing for many comic book series including: Amazing Spider-Man, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Avengers: The Initiative, The Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk, The Superior Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, and many others. Marvel Animation SVP expresses excitement with Slott joining the team.
“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.”
Spider-Man’s production team includes Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, Cort Lane, and Stephen Wacker. Ultimate Spider-Man concludes in January 2017. Spider-Man will start in 2017, no official start date has been given.