MARVEL’S CINEMATIC UNIVERSE isn’t restricted by time, place, or even medium. That’s why after a decade of dominating the box office, the brand is heading to streaming. During Disney+ Day, Marvel unveiled a plethora of new titles coming shortly to the service.
One of which, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, is extremely fascinating. Here’s all you need to know about Spider-Man: Freshman Year, which follows Peter Parker in his pre-Spidey high school debut, from narrative and story information to prospective release info.
What is Spider-Man: Freshman Year?
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is a forthcoming original Disney+ animated streaming series that follows Peter Parker as he navigates his freshman year of high school and develops superpowers. The official Marvel synopsis reads:
The animated series 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.
So although MCU fans may have felt cheated by Spider-MCU Man’s storyline omitting his origin tale, this series aims to make amends with the 2D animation he’s spent so much time in.
What Could Be The Expected Release Date For Spider-man: Freshman Year?
Unfortunately, we do not yet know when the series will be released. However, with the abundance of MCU original programs in development, it’s probably better not to expect anything until Ms. Marvel premieres in the summer of 2022.
Even if the series is animated, it will likely not air at the same time as any other Marvel series so as not to divert our focus. Due to the recent announcement of this series, subsequent information should slot it on the increasingly packed Marvel release schedule.
What Fans can expect from Spider-Man: Freshman Year?
If the summary is accurate, the series will feature Peter Parker’s origin tale, which was noticeably absent from his Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
It is still unknown how much of his pre-powers life will be revealed. Will Peter be bitten in the premiere episode, or will we have to wait until the season’s conclusion? Time alone will tell.
The Cast Of Spider-man: Freshman Year:
As of now, there are no cast members who have been confirmed for the show. It’s not even clear if Tom Holland will play Peter again or if someone else will do the voice of Peter when he was younger.
It’s also not clear if we’ll see younger versions of his friends Ned and MJ, but they’d be a missed opportunity if they weren’t there, even if they aren’t voiced by the actors who played them in the movies.
Behind the scenes, Jeff Trammell, who is best known for writing the Cartoon Network show Craig of the Creek, will be in charge of the show and write the scripts.
Is There A Trailer For Spider-man: First Year?
There is no trailer for Peter’s animated counterpart. This is not surprising given that no trailers were released during Disney+ Day, only a few first peeks and a plethora of title cards.
There is, however, a single glimpse of the animation. In the last few seconds of Disney+’s Marvel First Look special, the title card for Freshman year pulled back to reveal a young, adorable, and glasses-wearing, Peter Parker.
Only time will tell if this indicates that the show is in active development and not just in pre-production.