One of the many new Marvel projects announced on Disney+ Day in 2021 was a brand new animated series, “Spider-Man: Freshman Year”, which follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots. The show is being written and executive-produced by Jeff Trammel.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that the animation for “Spider-Man: Freshman Year” will be produced by Japanese digital animation studio, Polygon Pictures. And last summer, at the San Diego Comic-Con, that the show had already been picked up for a second season called, “Spider-Man: Sophomore Year”.
An official copyright filing with the United States Copyright Office revealed some new information on this upcoming animated series, which has given us some details on the show, plus who will be starring in it.
The official description of the show states:
Marvel Studios presents “Spider-Man: Freshman Year” in which Peter Parker’s life, while getting ready for his High School orientation, is forever changed by events that send him on a journey like none before. In the first episode we discover that the new era of Spider-Man begins here!
The listing also gives an update on who is going to be providing the voices in the animated series:
Hudson Thames as Peter Parker
Eugene Byrd as Lonnie Lincoln
Grace Song as Nico Minoru
Hugh Dancy as Otto Octavius
Kari Wahlgren as Aunt May
Zeno Robinson as Harry Osborn
At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Charlie Cox, once again reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the upcoming animated series. The series will also include many other characters including Amadeus Cho, Pearl Pangan, and Jean Foucault, plus many villains such as Unicorn, Chameleon, Scorpion, Speed Demon, Tarantula, the Rhino, Butane, Carmela Black, and Otto Octavius.
While many might have expected Tom Holland to provide the voice of Peter Parker in the new series, this is likely down to many reasons, such as money, since getting Tom Holland to provide the voice would drastically increase the cost of making the show, which is why most animated shows don’t use major Hollywood names. The good news is that Hudson Thames has already has worked as the voice of Spider-Man in the animated series, “What If?”.
There were also some interesting details on the project, stating that work only began on the show in March 2023 and that they are estimating that work will finish on the show just before Christmas this year on the 15th of December 2023. And more importantly, the official filing gives a projected release date of the 2nd November 2024. It’s important to stress that this information is only an approximate release date and will likely change nearer the time.
While the show is scheduled to complete work before Christmas this year, there will likely still be lots more work to do on the show, such as adding in international dubbing and subtitles, plus if any changes need to be made after feedback.
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