“Spider-Man: Freshman Year” Release Timeline Revealed
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will swing onto Disney+ in animated form with a new series, “Spider-Man: Freshman Year,” in 2024. The previously announced show finally received a release year yesterday during the Marvel Studios presentation at San Diego Comic-Con.
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Originally announced sans release date during Disney+ Day last year, we now also got a glimpse at the storyline for the original streaming series. On top of that, Marvel executives surprised with the announcement that many of Spider-Man’s friends and foes will join him in hand-drawn glory.
Announced during the incredible annual comic book convention, Marvel Studios released a visual showing Daredevil in an original black and red costume. They also announced that Charlie Cox would reprise his role and voice the character.
Cox, who originated the role of Daredevil on the Netflix series of the same name, made his MCU debut during “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in a brief cameo as Peter’s lawyer.
In even more surprising news, Marvel revealed that Doc Ock and Scorpion will serve as the main antagonists with Norman Osborne appearing as a mentor for Peter. In addition, Doctor Strange will make an appearance as the Sorcerer Supreme.
The team-up of these characters is not surprising given that they all appeared in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Still, the odd thing is that the show was originally billed as an MCU canon series about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man before he got his powers.
Given what we were told in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Doc Ock and Green Goblin do not exist in Earth-616, and Doctor Strange does not even become a sorcerer until after Peter’s freshman year in the timeline.
Most likely, the show’s direction is a victim of the multiverse, and Marvel will need to provide some clarity on it in the future. Given the 2024 release date, fans will have plenty of time to debate and digest the news.
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