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Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man to be made into cartoon

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
April 13th, 2010

When the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN film franchise was first announced, many fans were extremely worried that Sony would mess it up. But, there was also another type of fan who reacted positively to this news-- one that was excited about Spidey's return to high school because it sounded a lot like one of Marvel's flagship comic series, Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man is a modernized reboot that was launched in 2000 as a way to connect the character with a younger fan base. It was a big risk that ended up being a huge success for Marvel and has over 130 issues, a video game adaptation, and now a cartoon series.

The news was first posted by ICv2, but was later confirmed by Brian Michael Bendis (the writer of the comic) through a tweet. The show will begin airing on Disney XD in fall of 2011, and proves that the acquisition of Marvel by Disney isn't so bad after all. They are making use of Marvel's better properties, rather than just letting them sit there.

One of the biggest questions coming out of this news is what this means for the current web-head cartoon, The Spectacular Spider-Man which started on Kids WB! but also airs on Disney XD. I'm sure we'll figure that out in the near future.

Are you guys excited about Ultimate Spider-Man being adapted in cartoon form?

Source: ICv2

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