Back at the Disney+ Day in 2021, Marvel Studios announced a brand new animated series called “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.

While we’ve not heard too much about this project since last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Japan’s Polygon Pictures has announced that they are involved in creating the new upcoming animated series.   Marvel-published Spider-Man comics are beloved around the world, and the story and characters have been adapted into numerous TV series and other media. In Japan, the 2021 live-action film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was a smash hit, becoming the first Hollywood film to earn over 4 billion yen at the domestic box office since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Animation for “Spider-Man: Freshman Year” will be produced by Japanese digital animation studio, Polygon Pictures, with the company’s President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota saying:

We hope you are looking forward to this return to the world of Spider-Man, utilizing the latest CG technology!

Polygon Pictures has previously worked on Apple’s “Stillwater”, along with “Ajin“, “Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei”, “Mech Cadets”, and “Transformers: War for Cybertron”.

Initially, “Spider-Man: Freshman Year” was scheduled to arrive on Disney+ in 2024, so it’s unclear if the series will still make that release window.

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Roger Palmer

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