SDCC ’13: Disney XD Renews Ultimate Spider-Man for Third Season

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Ultimate_Spider-Man_coverThere’s been a lot of talk surrounding Marvel’s reboot of their popular cartoon, Avengers Assemble, which was brought in to replace the (better) Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. That toon recently premiered and had been received pretty well, but there is another toon that keeps plugging along, despite fan criticism. Ultimate Spider-Man, which debuted a few years ago and stars Drake Bell as the web-slinger, keeps going and has seemingly gained a bit of a following, to the point that a third season was just announced at this year’s SDCC.

The third season will see some big changes happening for Spder-Man, as he will be joined by some of Marvel’s heavy hitters. Jeph Loeb and David Levine made the announcement earlier today.

“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man has struck a chord with our audience, boys and girls alike, who are transported weekly to another world where they dare to be heroes. We are excited to deliver another season of Spidey’s thrilling feats and more of the Marvel Universe to fans everywhere,” said Levine.

Loeb went on to say that the Marvel Universe will be expanded even more with the introduction of Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Ka-Zar and the animated debut of Agent Venom! So what other characters ca we expect to see? How about Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America? Looks as though Spidey will receive his invitation to play in the major leagues and join the Avengers. All of this takes him one step closer to becoming the Ultimate Spider-Man. Of coure, he’ll meet new villains along the way and will look to S.H.I.E.L.D. for help as he tries to bring them to justice.

The series is currently Disney XD’s most popular animated show, averageing about 605,000 viewers.  Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons, Steven Weber, Greg Cipes, Ogie Banks, Caitlyn Taylor, Logan Miller, Tom Kenny, Matt Lanter and Tara Strong all star in the show, which airs on Sunday mornings.

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Source : THR