D23: Marvel Animation Details ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Guardians’ S3

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

Marvel Animation took the stage at D23 Expo on Friday to make key announcements two super-powered series, revealing the premiere date and voice cast for Marvel’s Spider-Man, announcing a third season for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and naming the next LEGO Marvel Super Heroes special.

As announced by SVP of Animation & Family Entertainment Cort Lane and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada at the packed panel, Marvel’s Spider-Man will make its highly anticipated debut on Saturday, August 19 at 7 a.m. ET on Disney XD, the Disney XD app and its VOD.

The Spider-Man voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (Bread Winners, Get Blake) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman  (One-Punch Man) as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter (Jessie) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (Blaze and the Monster Machine) as Anya Corazon, Fred Tatasciore (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Max Modell, Laura Bailey (DragonBall Z) as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville (Teen Titans) as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio (Clarence) as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan (The Batman) as Vulture, and executive producer Quesada as the coffee shop owner, Joe.

In this fresh take on Spider-Man, Peter Parker is learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, super-powered hero in New York City, just as he’s being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law.

The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive producers Stan Lee and Stephen Wacker; supervising producers Kevin Shinick and Marsha Griffin; consulting producers Dan Slott, Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt; and supervising director Philip Pignotti (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble).

Representing Star Lord and Co., series voice stars Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), Trevor Devall (Johnny Test), Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels), David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) joined Lane and Quesada to announce the new third season adventure Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, coming to Disney XD.

Mission Breakout will find the Guardians gaining fame and fortune, but quickly knocked back on their heels after being framed by the Collector. The Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. A little bad and a little good – all in a day’s work.

Finally, The LEGO Group and Marvel will team-up once again for an all-new 22-minute animated special LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat. When Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone – a powerful and creative relic – the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it. The platform and release timing details are forthcoming.