It’s been an eventful time for Spider-Man.
Marvel’s most recognizable hero starred in a feature film reboot that cast Andrew Garfield as a sweetly sarcastic Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” directed by Marc Webb. In late December, Peter Parker gave up the suit — and the ghost — in the final issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” a controversial creative decision that saw Peter’s arch-nemesis Otto Octavius inherit the web-slinging mantle.
Now, Spider-Man is starting a career as a government agent and leader of his own squad.
The second season of Disney XD’s “Ultimate Spider-Man,” set to launch Monday, sees Spidey joining up with Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization — he’s part of a teen team that includes White Tiger, Nova, Power Man and Iron Fist. The move sets him up to face two new challenges: sharing his home with Aunt May with the other young heroes, and serving as the leader of the team.
In the exclusive clip above, however, Spidey’s seen taking on some robotic foes with the help of Dr. Curt Connors, and suggesting that maybe the good doctor should not have taken a certain serum. No kidding.
“There’s a lot of cool stuff coming this season — Doc Connors becoming the lizard, fighting the Sinister Six, having to share the house with the rest of the kids … which is fun because of the cool interaction between the heroes,” said Drake Bell, the actor who voices Spider-Man, at a Marvel/Disney XD event encouraging kids to read comics.
“Peter’s never had to wait for someone to get off the computer to use it, or wait to play a video game, or do his laundry, or eat up his food,” Bell said.
The wall-crawler’s evolution continues.
— Jevon Phillips
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