First Look At Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Television Series

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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if you are not the biggest Spider-Man fan, you have to admit that "Web-Head" definitely translates well onto both the big and small screens. Bottom line, Peter Parker is entertaining. He is light-hearted, fun and not to mention one of the most popular comic book characters of all time; so the decision to bring him to life on the small screen was probably a no-brainer for Marvel.

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This weekend 'Ultimate Spider-Man' will be swinging onto Disney XD for the first time, and it will be unlike any other Spider-Man television series we have seen so far. Not only is the animation and approach different (expect Spidey to break the fourth wall in this one), but the show will also also be the first Marvel produced show. Something that, according to comics veteran Jeph Loeb and EVP of Marvel Television, will make it "have much more of Marvel's DNA." This is good news for fans of Spider-Man who have been waiting for a solid, well produced Marvel television show; and by the looks of the sizzle reel released earlier, the focus of Marvel's upcoming 'Ultimate Spider-Man' will be fun.

To commemorate the premiere of the first episode of 'Ultimate Spider-Man' Marvel will be hosting kick-off parties in both Los Angeles and New York tomorrow and will feature the creators and actors behind the television show. If you live in the LA or NY area, be sure to stop by either Meltdown Comics or Mid Town Comics to meet the cast and creators of the show and to catch the premiere of the first episode. Check out the details below.

Los Angeles "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party
Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard) from 12 p.m. PT – 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday, March 31!
WHO: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"), Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Clark Gregg ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Thor"), Misty Lee ("Ultimate Spider-Man")
WHAT: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man," comic book giveaway and signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood)
12pm–1:30pm: Signing with series talent and stars
1:30pm – 2:00pm: VIP/Press Q&A (talent available for separate interviews after 2pm Q&A)
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Photos with Spider-Man
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour
New York "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party
Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.) from on Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET.
WHO: Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic)
WHAT: Screening of "Ultimate Spider-Man," Comic Book giveaway and book signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.)
Event schedule:
12pm–1:00pm: Signing with series talent
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Talent available for press interviews
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour

Based on the footage you have seen of the show, what do you think of 'Ultimate Spider-Man'? Does it look like something you will enjoy? Will you be catching the premiere of the first episode on Sunday, April 1st at 11:00 p.m. on Disney XD?

Source: Marvel

#1 Posted by The Impersonator (6575 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll definitely watch it.

#2 Posted by Monarch_Chronicle (927 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or does bells voice feel unnatural, ether way I hope this show succesdes :D

#3 Posted by -The Renegade- (149 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty good. I'm just afraid we won't have the Spider-man stories we fans want. But then again, maybe some new direction for the character might be cool to see.

#4 Edited by SpidermanWins (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, darnit I thought I beat the staff to it =(... but yeah I have very high hopes for this series. Very excited for it.

#5 Posted by Shadowsnake89 (506 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Spectacular Spiderman.

on the other hand:

1. I hate the ultimate Marvel universe.

2. I hate Nick Fury

3. I hate the fact that the better show in my opinion got cancelled for this.

4. They said they will make it "have much more of Marvel's DNA." which, truth be told, i'm not to fond of the way it sounds

So why would i watch this?

#6 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2479 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't watch the video for some reason, but he sounds like Spider-Man to me based on other clips I have seen and heard.

#7 Posted by The Stegman (28738 posts) - - Show Bio

Well considering I like Ultimate Spidey way more than 616 Spidey, I'll definitely watch it, but I doubt it'll be as good as "Spectacular Spider-Man" which was unjustly cancelled. 

#8 Posted by BlackArmor (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

Watched the video but I loose interest at the toast every single time

#9 Posted by Icon (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not digging the anime-ish humour, but I'll give it a chance.

#10 Posted by cobra88king8 (360 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! JK Simmons back as JJJ? I'm in. I'm in all the way

#11 Edited by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

"I don't care what part they give me to play."-Stan Lee

Ends up as a Janitor.

#12 Posted by Toastalchemist (189 posts) - - Show Bio

@cobra88king8 said:

YES! JK Simmons back as JJJ? I'm in. I'm in all the way

Exactly what I was thinking.

#13 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1890 posts) - - Show Bio

I will definitely watch this and I thought Drake Bell was perfect for the part. I'm pretty excited for the series, but I didn't like some of the 4th wall stuff they put in there.

#14 Posted by ObsideonDarman (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow.... Drake Bell got a job.

#15 Posted by NightFang (10803 posts) - - Show Bio

@cobra88king8 said:

YES! JK Simmons back as JJJ? I'm in. I'm in all the way

I never liked JJJ until JK Simmons.

#16 Posted by Danial79 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing as I have zero interest in the Ultimate Universe, I think I'll just stick with Avengers: EMH :)

#17 Posted by cobra88king8 (360 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79: It's really only related by name recognition and so that they have cart blanche to do what they want

#18 Posted by MrMazz (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still not super sold on this but thats mainly because I LOVES Spectacular Spider-Man!!! It looks solid though and it can't be worse than the 90's Spider-Man

#19 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

i can't wait to watch this ! make mine's marvel.

#20 Posted by Joe Venom (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

This I'll watch! but that movie, not a chance in ****!

#21 Edited by cattlebattle (14172 posts) - - Show Bio

wow, Paul Dini actually looked like he has aged, the guy looked like he was twenty for 40 years of his life....good for him.
F*ck Joe Quesada, that guy is really good at making empty promises...."This show is going to be great"....shut up dude

#22 Posted by AlKusanagi (685 posts) - - Show Bio

This may be great, but I honestly wish they would have just brought back Spectacular Spider-Man. that show was amazing. It had the potential to be the Batman TAS for the Spidey franchise.

#23 Posted by Suprman (458 posts) - - Show Bio

On the one hand I do like the idea this series has in sort of going the approach the Teen Titans cartoon had but I would rather see Spectacular Spider-man

#24 Posted by Time_Phantom (611 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets hope it at least gets passed three seasons!

#25 Posted by cracker_jack (227 posts) - - Show Bio

So is this show based in the Ultimate universe or is "Ultimate" just a title for the show?

#26 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like a cool comedy, and I LOOOOOOVE comedies, and the best humorist for me is Spidey

#27 Posted by zombietag (1612 posts) - - Show Bio

drake has the voice that i always heard when reading ultimate.

also, JK simmons IS jjj. seriously.

this looks fun, but im not sure about spider-man turning into toast or riding a motorcycle??

#28 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (724 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just not sure about the feel of the fourth wall stuff...if this was a Deadpool show that would be great, but I don't like thinking of Spidey in that light. I do think that have an awesome voice cast for something like this. Hopefully with Marvel at the helm of it all this wont be a flop.

#29 Posted by GHoST2130 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

For now I will give it a chance, since ultimate spiderman was an incredible comic, but it does not look as good as spectacular spiderman was thats for damn sure.

#30 Posted by JairamGanpat (1011 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it looks better than Ultimate Spider-Man

#31 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd much rather watch this show than any of DC's current shows (Young Justice, Green Lantern, BTB) combined.

#32 Posted by ravisher (711 posts) - - Show Bio eyes?

#33 Posted by sentryman555 (858 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly wasn't a fan of Spectacular Spiderman. For whatever reason the animation style or their was just something I didn't like about that Peter I couldn't get into it. So I'm all for Ultimate Spiderman! and I agree with whoever said it looks like it has the Teen Titans cartoon humor which I really liked.

#34 Posted by Veedot85 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I still want Josh Keaton back

#35 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

@Monarch_Chronicle said:

Is it just me or does bells voice feel unnatural, ether way I hope this show succesdes :D

It doesn't feel unnatural, its just that its been associated with something else that it's hard to get fully around. I personally like it but I still remember Drake and Josh when I hear it. When I watched the 90's cartoon, I only associated Peter's voice with being Spider-Man, nothing else.

#36 Posted by funkyfiction (45 posts) - - Show Bio

@cobra88king8 said:

YES! JK Simmons back as JJJ? I'm in. I'm in all the way

I got excited about that too, JK Simmons was bron to play JJJ. I hope that they don't recast him in the new spider man movies.

#37 Posted by Mrakbarman (66 posts) - - Show Bio

When I first saw previews of the show, I was like ''WTF'' in block capitals ( cuz Nick Fury is gay ) but after a month, seeing this and the introduction other characters and they way how spidey sort of looked like the Spidey in TAS and how it was funny they turned spidey into a chibi form made me change my mind.

#38 Posted by KainScion (2993 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Watched the video but I loose interest at the toast every single time

i know right?? it made me think of teen titans show and how animeish it was.

#39 Posted by BoyWander (326 posts) - - Show Bio

I look forward to this! Marvel needs to put up a good fight if it wants to compete with Young Justice. I can see this as a nice contender. The voice cast is great and the fighting seems to be cool too. The last marvel I saw was Super Hero Squad... So Marvel, you can only get better in my eyes.

#40 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15329 posts) - - Show Bio

Agent Coulson, bad puns, I'm in.

P.S: Marvel please make a devil-like green goblin ,please! It would be nice for a change.

#41 Edited by Wowlock (357 posts) - - Show Bio

Being in the Ultimate Universe kinda opens up a lot of possibilities, especially with the Death of Peter in the Ultimate Comics.

I mean this shows that Marvel in Ultimate universe doesn't pull any punches. I wonder if they will carry those contrevorsial decisions.

And on the other-hand ......*Captain Kirk voice* QUESADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

#42 Posted by Backflip (2284 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan the Man is such a lad. Fact.

#43 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

erm. okay. pass.

#44 Posted by KRYPTON (2421 posts) - - Show Bio


#45 Posted by Eyz (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to the premiere! least I'll check out the pilot...not sure I'll stay along, I'm really missing Spectacular, which this above could have easily been turned into Spectacular Spider-Man Season 3 with little changes...and don't tell me Disney could continue/buy Spectacular, they own the ip!

@cracker_jack said:

So is this show based in the Ultimate universe or is "Ultimate" just a title for the show?

Looks like it's just a title :(

@Time_Phantom said:

Lets hope it at least gets passed three seasons!

I'm fearing one season,. it gets canned and replaced by a new show in time for the rebooted movie's sequel.

(you know, like the way MTV's CGi show tagged along Spider-man 2 and Spectacular with Spider-man 3)

#46 Posted by soccersss (561 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd definitely be watching this. It's a shame Spectacular Spider-man got cancelled for this but who knows, it might end up being a superior show to Spectacular Spider-man

#47 Posted by Iron Fist Angel (238 posts) - - Show Bio

Normally I wouldn't bother with this but show but my nickname should be a clear indication as to why I'm very excited for it, lol.

#48 Posted by notoriousmistersims (92 posts) - - Show Bio

looks good im def gone watch it

#49 Posted by The Lobster (1695 posts) - - Show Bio

My only complaint is they should have saved the 4th wall jokes for Deadpool. 
So what will they do when they want to do a Deadpool animated series, like they've already hinted at or what if Deadpool guest stars in this series? Two animated series with 4th wall breaking superheroes is a bit too much.

#50 Posted by D34dM4n (90 posts) - - Show Bio

this looks promising. prbly wont be as good as Spectacular but never know. also, i just watched the Smug Alert episode of South Park and every time this Spidey opened his mouth i was reminded of that.

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