Marvel is more popular than ever these days with the upcoming movie “The Avengers” arriving in theaters May 4th. Marvel is about epic storytelling, adventure, action and amazing characters that young boys absolutely love.
Disney XD announced a dedicated programming block titled Marvel Universe and will premiere on the network April 1st. They are also introducing a new series, Ultimate Spider-Man.
About Ultimate Spider-Man
In the storyline of Ultimate Spider-Man, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter’s alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes – Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, on the greatest action and adventure ever as they work to become Ultimate Super Heroes!
Ultimate Spider-Man Premiere Episode
The premiere episode of Ultimate Spider-Man (11:00 a.m., EST/PST) is entitled “Great Power,” and the second episode is “Great Responsibility” (11:30 a.m., EST). The premiere episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com and Comcast platforms via VOD and XfinityTV.com directly following the Sunday, April 1 premiere on Disney XD. On April 2, they will be available on Disney XD Mobile VOD available via AT&T, MetroPCS, MobiTV, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation.
New Short Form Series and ”The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”
Along with the new spider-man series, Disney XD will air the second season of ”The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”. They are also bringing something very different in the form of new short-form series that take viewers behind the scenes to meet the creative teams and explore the many facets of the Marvel Universe.
Marvel Short Form Series
-”Fury Files” – Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.
-”Marvel Mash-Up”– The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.
-”Animated Reality” – Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Captain America and Spider-Man.
-”What Would It Take?” – Get a glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes’ gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man’s jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist’s power-packed punch.
-”Master Class” – Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes and shows how artists bring them to life.