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SDCC 2011: Marvel TV Panel - ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN & AVENGERS

After Jeph Loab was done with the live-action portion of the Marvel Television he moved into the animation department and what they are working on in the world of animation. He thanked fans for their support of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes which is a great series, and Super Hero Squad which I don’t watch. 

He then went on to introduce the audience to their upcoming new series Ultimate Spider-Man, which is scheduled to premiere in 2012 on Disney XD. He quickly showed off some sketch art of Spider-Man and Spider-Ham, and announced that Paul Dini was going to be writing the series. There will also be contributions from Ben10 creators, and Man of Action Studios will also be contributing.

Of course Loeb introduced a nice little sizzle reel for Ultimate Spider-Man, and we got our first real glimpse of this new animated series in action. The video also included some behind the scenes footage featuring some of the show's talent. Stan Lee popped up on screen with his classic "Spider-Man!" voice. 

I didn’t really care for the character design in the show, but the series actually looks like it will be a ton of fun! The stories sound like they will be cool, and there are a ton of characters that will be loaded into it such as Nick Fury played by Chi McBride, who will be Spider-Mans mentor, Agent Coulson who will be played by Clark Gregg from the Marvel films, and will be the high school principle, JK SImmons will play JJ Jameson as he has in the films, Stephen Webber will play Norman Osborn, "a powerful industrial who a grudge with Spider-Man." and Stan Lee will be the high school janitor in the series. 

After the sizzle reel was shown, Loeb threw up a short trailer., which starts with a voice over by J. Jonah Jameson condemning Spider-Man, as he is shown fighting Elektro, then Venom, followed by Doctor Doom. Spidy will also be teaming up with Avengers, and at one point we see the hero being chased through the NYC subway by an octopus-like robot. 

The show will have a very fun and playful tone to it that I think a lot of people are going to like. They play a lot with the style and the characters. For example Peter Parker will be talking to the audience and cracking jokes. After the footage screened Loeb said, "Our hope is that it looks different from any Spider-Man show you've seen before.” The show looks like it has some potential, It looks fun, But I feel like I haven’t seen enough. 

They then showed us the first episode of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes season 2 which was awesome! It looks like we're going to get another great season. I wont ruin anything for yo, but you're in for a treat. 

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