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Disney XD to Launch Marvel Universe

The dedicated Marvel programming block launches April 1 with the premiere of 'Ultimate Spider-Man'!

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Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series "Ultimate Spider-Man" as its centerpiece, on Sunday, April 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" The block will be home to Marvel's biggest superstars, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.

"Ultimate Spider-Man"

Marsh said, "Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together." 

"Marvel Universe block is an incredible animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure," said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. "The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday."

Acting as the keystone of the Marvel Universe block, "Ultimate Spider-Man" features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a super hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage super heroes.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series' award-winning creative team includes Joe Quesada (Marvel's CCO), Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"), the creative powerhouse Man of Action Studios (creators of "Ben 10" and "Generator Rex"), comprised of lauded creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle; and Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel's ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comic series).

The voice cast includes Drake Bell ("Superhero," "Drake & Josh") as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride ("Boston Public," "Pushing Daisies") as Nick Fury, JK Simmons ("Spider-Man") as J. Jonah Jameson, Stan Lee ("Spider-Man") as Stan the Janitor, Clark Gregg ("Iron Man," "Thor," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Agent Coulson and Steven Weber ("Wings") as Norman Osborn.

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27 comments
Zaxlon
Zaxlon

The 3 of the heroes are the Heroes for Hire, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and White Tiger. Not sure of the 4th.

ICEMAYNE
ICEMAYNE

The other 4 heroes are possibly Iceman, Human Torch, Kitty Pryde and Spider Woman, all Ultimate uni versions.

rayspider
rayspider

It seems interesting im glad jk simmons is jolly jonah again he was great at it in the movies. not sure of drake bell as spiderman it will be interesting

8thRann
8thRann

unless this is the ultimate universe, I dun see any mutants joining in.

8thRann
8thRann

the 4 other teenage super heroes are obviously the avengers since they work for shield too.

pokeman69
pokeman69

Who are the 4 teenage superheroes Spiderman is partnered with?

Hanakao
Hanakao plus member

Mutants, anyone? HUGE part of the Marvel U guys...

Lil_Demon_Magnus
Lil_Demon_Magnus

there were 3 or 4 refrences to mutants in the 1st season of avengers my fingers are crossed for a new xmen series on disney xd!!!!

nshinron
nshinron

And bring back wolverine and the X-Men

nshinron
nshinron

At last................Avengers EMH season 2 premier date announced by Marvel. But why so late?

rrider
rrider

I sure hope they have NOVA the human rocket appearance.

Crichton
Crichton

Yes, please more Wolverine & the X-Men. We DO need AOA animated, and with the new AOA story line, it would be perfect to introduce the current generation watching the new Marvel station to the best Marvel story ever written

omnytamer
omnytamer

The new Spider-man cast is pretty impressive. I have high hopes for the series.

Nakamurah
Nakamurah

THis suck drake bell as Spiderman! Bad choice

damiangillen
damiangillen member

More Wolverine & the X-men, please.

bradman13
bradman13

no pg13 crap... some good stuff like the one in the 90s

itsjustjuss
itsjustjuss

I agree, Wolverine and the X-Men needs a season two or at least a Animated Sequel. Fans need AOA Wolverine and the X-men! PLEASE GIVE IT TO US MARVEL!

ADour
ADour

Make Ultimate Spider-Man part of the Earth-80920!!!

GTOMessiah
GTOMessiah

I hope Marvel starts another Animated Continuity... Bring Back WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN!!!

Shadowcreator
Shadowcreator

Im Super hyped!!! April 1 seems like 100years away! aaaaagh!!

wolverinefanx
wolverinefanx

Amazingly, fantastic news as always. As a huge marvel fan I expect nothing less from mighty marvel.