Spider-Man (2017 TV series)

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Spider-Man
Marvel Spider-Man Title.png
Genre
Based on
Developed byKevin Shinick
Directed by
  • Sol Choi
  • Tim Eldred
  • Eric Elrod
Creative directorPhilip Pignotti
Voices of
Theme music composerKevin Manthei
ComposerKevin Manthei
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes58 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time21 minutes (seasons 1–2)
44 minutes (season 3)
Production companyMarvel Animation
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney XD
Original releaseAugust 19, 2017 (2017-08-19) –
October 25, 2020 (2020-10-25)
Chronology
Preceded byUltimate Spider-Man
Followed bySpider-Man: Freshman Year
Related shows

Spider-Man (also known as Marvel's Spider-Man) is an American animated television series, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. A replacement for the previous series Ultimate Spider-Man, the first season premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD.[1][2] The show was subtitled Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season,[3] which premiered on April 19, 2020.[4]

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Gifted teenager Peter Parker is given superpowers when he is bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp Industries. After the death of his Uncle Ben by a burglar that he hesitated to stop at a wrestling arena, Peter comes to his own terms of being the superhero Spider-Man. Sometime later, Peter begins learning how to balance his crime-fighting career with his new enrollment at Horizon High, a school for students with genius-level intellect run by headmaster Max Modell. Joining Peter in his ordeals against Norman Osborn, Jackal, and numerous other villains are his classmates Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales (who develops powers similar to Peter's and becomes the Ultimate Spider-Man), and Anya Corazon, as well as his best friend Harry Osborn (who eventually becomes the superhero Hobgoblin).[1]

Besides Norman and Jackal, other villains introduced this season include Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Venom, Rhino, the Smythes (Spencer and Alistair), Hammerhead, Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat, A.I.M., Curt Connors, Sand Girl, Scorpion, and Crossbones. Other characters introduced in this season include May Parker, Flash Thompson, Liz Allan, Randy Robertson, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Sandman.

Season 2[edit]

Taking place a few months after the previous season, Peter navigates through his sophomore year while contending with Doctor Octopus' plot of becoming the Superior Spider-Man by possessing his body. Convinced by Peter's memories of Uncle Ben into seeing the error of his ways, Otto Octavious eventually reverses the body-swap and works to restore Peter's relationships with his peers while reforming himself as an ally to Spider-Man. Towards the end of the season, Spider-Man and company discover the existence of a cult-like organization led by Adrian Toomes called themselves the Goblin Nation, armed with the same kind of Goblin technology used by Norman.[5]

During this season, Peter gains a career at the Daily Bugle, Anya becomes Spider-Girl alias when her Spider Powers from the "Spider-Island" incident resurface, Gwen becomes Ghost-Spider after her Spider Powers are awakened by the Blood Gem relic, and Spider-Man forms a "Spider Team" with his inner circle.

This season introduces more villains, including Chameleon, Electro, Silvermane, Regent, Beetle, Silver Sable, Tinkerer, Monica Rappaccini, MODOK, Slyde, and Eddie Brock. Other characters introduced in this season include Anna Maria Marconi, Cloak, Dagger, Ms. Marvel, Yuri Watanabe, Prowler, Abraham Brown, Captain America, J. Jonah Jameson, Grady Scraps, and Captain Marvel.

Season 3 (Maximum Venom)[edit]

Taking place two weeks after the previous season, Spider-Man and Max Modell must save the Earth from an invasion of Klyntar summoned by Venom. Concurrently to all of this, Spider-Man and company must prove Max's innocence after the latter is framed by Dr. Connors, eventually discovering that Norman Osborn has been pulling the strings following his near-death at the hands of Spider-Man and Hobgoblin. While they are able to expose Norman's conspiracy and vanquish the Klyntar for good, the Spider Team's victory comes at the cost of demolishing Horizon High. To keep the spirit of their former school alive, they convince Iron Man to help them fund a tech laboratory called Worldwide Engineering Brigade "W.E.B." at an abandoned warehouse, with Peter believing that a bright future is ahead of them.

During this season, Max admits to being aware of Spider-Man's identity since the downfall of the Goblin Nation, Gwen and Anya become aware of Spider-Man's identity and vice versa thanks to Connors' manipulations, Norman is temporarily resurrected as a hybrid of Venom and Jackal's DNA known as the Dark Goblin before being reverted later, and Peter befriends Mary Jane Watson.

This season introduces more villains, including Scream, Scorn, Mania, Swarm, Tarantula and Baron Mordo. Other characters introduced in this season include Ironheart, Totally Awesome Hulk, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Groot, Marc Spector, and Anti-Venom.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Origin Shorts6June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)July 29, 2017 (2017-07-29)
126August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)February 18, 2018 (2018-02-18)
226June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)
36April 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)October 25, 2020 (2020-10-25)

Crossovers[edit]

  • In Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!, Spider-Man makes guest appearances in the episodes "Back in the New York Groove" and "Drive My Carnage", with Max Modell and Venom also appearing in the latter episode. Also in this episode, Spider-Man bonds with and becomes Venom.
  • In Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, Kraven the Hunter makes a guest appearance in the episode "T'Challa Royale", and Spider-Man and the Vulture later make guest appearances in the episode "The Vibranium Curtain, Part 2".

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2016, the series was announced by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation, as a replacement for the series' predecessor, Ultimate Spider-Man, which ended its run in early January 2017. Spider-Man premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD.[1][2]

The show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 18, 2018.[46][47][48] The show was subtitled Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season.[3] Production on "Maximum Venom" started from around February 2019 and ended in October 2019.[citation needed]

Crew[edit]

  • Shaun O'Neil – Character Designer[49]
  • Amanda Goodbread – Casting Director and Recording Manager
  • Philip Pignotti – Supervising Director[2]
  • Kevin Shinick – Story Editor[2]
  • Collette Sunderman – ADR Voice Director (Season One), Voice Director (Season Two)
  • Kris Zimmerman-Salter – Voice Director (Season One)

Broadcast[edit]

The show premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD in the United States.[1][2] It premiered on August 28 on Disney XD in India, and had a simulcast premiere October 14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Southeast Asia.

The second season premiered June 18, 2018 in the United States, and concluded on December 1, 2019. The third season premiered on April 19, 2020,[4] and concluded on October 25, 2020.

Reception[edit]

Dave Trumbore of Collider.com reviewed the series premiere, and praised the series for basing the story around Peter Parker's scientific genius, saying "it pays off in fantastic ways". Trumbore was positive about the animation saying he liked the new look, and also how "strong the writing and performances are".[50]

References[edit]

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