Marvel Studios has begun its San Diego Comic Con announcements, starting with the animated projects the studio is tackling. Following the I Am Groot trailer reveal, the studio announced that the animated series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, will see a 2024 release.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year will follow Peter Parker’s journey to becoming Spider-Man. The series will, according to the official press release, “celebrate the character’s early comic book roots.” Jeff Trammell (Craig of the Creek) serves as head writer for the project and was present for the panel at SDCC.
Additional details revealed during the panel include:
- Doctor Octopus, The Rhino, Scorpion, Speed Demon and Tarantula will be villains in the series
- Charlie Cox will voice Matt Murdock/Daredevil for the series, meaning a team-up between Spider-Man and Daredevil is in store
- Harry Osborn, Amadeus Cho and Nico Minuro will all appear in the series
- Multiple Spidey suits will be featured, including a homemade suit
Spider-Man was introduced to the MCU with 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and was established as a sophomore in high school during Spider-Man: Homecoming, which takes place just two months after Civil War. Based on this timeline, Spider-Man: Freshman Year will chronologically take place before Captain America: Civil War.
The panel also revealed that there will be a second season for the series titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year. Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for future updates.