'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man' Renewed for a 3rd Season by Disney XD

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July 20th, 2013


via press release:



Disney XD orders a third season of its #1 animated series "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man," it was announced today by David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide, and Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President and Head of Marvel Television. The series follows the thrilling adventures of Spider-Man and four other teen heroes who join S.H.I.E.L.D.'s exclusive training program to become the ultimate super heroes.

In season three of the smash hit, Spidey joins Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk when he answers the call to become an Avenger, taking him one step closer to achieving his goal of becoming the Ultimate Spider-Man. As the webcrawler encounters threats of new lethal villains, he enlists S.H.I.E.L.D.'s help and fights alongside additional young heroes in the Marvel Universe to face off against evil in the most wild, action-packed season yet.

Levine said, "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 Marvel Universe to fans everywhere."

"This season kicks off with our biggest adventure yet as Ultimate Spider-Man joins Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk from 'Marvel's Avengers Assemble,'" said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "We're making the Marvel Universe even more awesome with the introductions of Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Ka-Zar and the animated debut of Agent Venom!"

2013 to date, "Ultimate Spider-Man" is Disney XD's #1 animated series in Total Viewers (605,000). In addition, the "Ultimate Spider-Man" games have been played over 11 million times since the series launch.

The award-winning creative team consists of executive producers: Alan Fine ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Thor"), Dan Buckley ("The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," "Marvel's Avengers Assemble"), Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble") and Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."); co-executive producers: Stan Lee ("Spider-Man"), Eric Radomski ("Spawn") and Cort Lane ("The Super Hero Squad Show"); creative consultant: Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"); consulting producer: Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series); story editor: Eugene Son ("The Super Hero Squad Show"); supervising director: Alex Soto ("Teen Titans"); and supervising producers: Cort Lane ("The Super Hero Squad Show"), Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") and Dana Booton ("The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes").

"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man" stars Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh") as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride ("Boston Public") as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg ("Iron Man," "Thor," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons ("Spider-Man") as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber ("Wings") as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans," "Ben 10") as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks ("Fatherhood") as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love ("I'm In The Band") as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller ("I'm In The Band") as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong ("The Fairly OddParents") as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee ("Batman: Arkham City") as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee ("Spider-Man") as Stan the Janitor.

New episodes of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man" air Sunday mornings on Marvel Universe on Disney XD. The series is produced by Marvel Television and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

[Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, 12/31/12-7/14/13.]


  • ZmaX

    It’s somewhat depressing seeing this get a third season while the Spectacular Spider-Man never did, all due to frustrating corporate problems among Sony, Marvel, and Disney.

    But it’s great news to all the fans of this :)

  • janice

    i just wonder why everyone liked spectacular spider man, i hated it, i love the 1994 spiderman better, i never knew how much of a fan base spectacular got, i don’t mind ultimate spiderman too many jokes though

  • #bravod

    Really happy! Disney XD is really building an audience. And they’re really utilizing what they have really well. The Marvel animation block is doing very well for Disney XD. Their live action shows: Crash and Bernstein, Kickin It, and Lab Rats are doing well in Monday nights. And the Star Wars series, as well as the new block, FANDOM, are really gonna put Disney XD on the top of their game!

  • ZmaX

    @ janice

    Spectacular Spider-Man had great writing and really well developed characters. The relationships between the characters were fleshed out really well (Peter and Aunt May, Peter and Gwen etc)The writers knew where the show was going and had a solid plan. Plus a nice balance of serious/funny. (Ultimate Spider-Man tries too hard to be funny.)

    I love the 90s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, but if ‘SSM’ had been able to continue with Greg Weismen’s plan of 65 episodes, I could see it surpassing ‘TAS’ in over-all quality.

    I feel like the 90s Spider-Man (and X-Men also) were just animated shows based on comic books, while Spectacular Spider-Man (and X-Men Evolution) were shows in their own right with very well developed characters and plot.

    Unfortunately, neither Spider-Man show got a proper conclusion…maybe Ultimate Spier-Man can?

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