Marvel Releases ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Animated Series Promo Image
Marvel’s been pretty generous in filling in fans on how the upcoming Disney XD animated adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man is being written. A smorgasbord of talent — including Man of Action’s Joe Kelly, Steve Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau, plus Paul Dini and Bendis himself — has been tapped to bring the latest iteration of the Webslinger to TV in 2012. The burning question of late’s revolved around the look of the show. Will it be based on Bagley’s art? Stuart Immonen’s? David LaFuente’s? Sara Pichelli’s? Looking at the show’s latest promo image, it looks like maybe a streamlined combo of all of the above.Naturally, to early to really pin down what the show will look like based on a single swinging image, but it’s certainly nice to get a taste of what’s to come. Fans who picked up the earliest issues of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic series may notice the hero swings from a web lacking an inexplicably green hue, but this decidedly teen-looking hero seems like an otherwise authentic fit for the animated series so far.
Originally teased for a 2011 premiere, Ultimate Spider-Man is now slated to arrive in 2012. The move doesn’t seem to reflect a lag in production, but rather an alignment with Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man release date of July 3, 2012.