‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Season Three Will Be Full Of Spider-People
If there wasn't already a TV show called Spider-Man Unlimited, this would be the time to break out that title.
Marvel has released details about the newest season of Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD, which premieres August 31. Not only does the show have a new subtitle for its third season, "Web Warriors," but it's also going to feature a whole bunch of Spider-People in its episodes. Miles Morales, Agent Venom (presumably Flash Thompson), and a new Iron Spider -- who is none other than former Hulk and Hercules compatriot Amadeus Cho -- will all appear, and from the looks of it, Spider-Girl, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Man 2099 will be in the mix, too.
Former Spider-Man comics editor Stephen Wacker, who's now vice president of Marvel Television's animation division, says Web Warriors is leading up to something big. He told USA Today:
There's a piece of the puzzle that's given there and really eagle-eyed Marvel Universe fans will be able to pick it out right away. All these appearances are leading up to a big story late in the season. The kid who's watching every single week is going to be rewarded with a story that really connects at the end.
The season doesn't appear to be all Spider-Folks, though. Everything kicks off with Spidey joining the Avengers, which in this incarnation will be comprised of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and the Falcon. You know, movie people. Also slated to appear this season are Ka-Zar, Cloak and Dagger.
Team-ups have been the hallmark of Ultimate Spider-Man since the show started back in 2012. Spidey has worked with a team consisting of Nova, Iron Fist, Power Man and White Tiger since the first season, but this turn seems a bit more synergistic, if you will. Marvel's big Spider-plans for 2014 are a crossover called "Spider-Verse," which promises to include "every Spider-Man ever" and then some.
Of course, this isn't the first time an army of Spider-Men appeared in a cartoon. The final episode of the 1990s Spider-Man series featured a wide array of different Spider-Men, who assembled to fight Spider-Carnage and find out if Mary Jane was alive or dead. Really, that's what happened.
Then he met Stan Lee (who didn't manage to say word one about Steve Ditko):
The bar is set, Ultimate Spider-Man.