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New animated Spider-Man show premiering in 2017

Could be before or after the release of Homecoming

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On top of a new Spider-Man movie, fans of the web-slinging superhero will be able to catch a new animated series based on the character next year.

According to USA Today, Marvel is planning to bring teenage Peter Parker back to the TV universe with Marvel’s Spider-Man on Disney XD. The series, which will replace Ultimate Spider-Man on the network, will focus on “a fresh take of the beloved classic,” according to Disney XD vice president Marc Buhaj.

“Spider-Man is the biggest action hero in the world,” Buhaj told USA Today. “He is an iconic character whose duality makes him both relatable and aspirational for the Disney XD audience.”

The new series will be headed up by Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and will focus quite heavily on the more comedic aspects of Spider-Man. The stories will revolve around Peter in high school and his coming into his superhero powers instead of establishing him as a hero from the get-go.

Although there’s no premiere date for the show just yet, Ultimate Spider-Man is set to end its four season run in January. The two-part finale, titled “Graduation Day,” will see Spider-Man team up with a couple of friendly superheroes to take down Doctor Octopus and the Sinister Six.

Marvel’s own Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, hits theaters July 7.

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