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‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Returns with Primetime Special
Disney XD/Marvel’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man will be back for its second season with a special one-hour primetime premiere on Monday, Jan. 21st at 7-9 p.m. on Disney XD. The two-part premiere introduces fans to two of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains—the Lizard and Electro. As Spidey and his team—Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist and Power Man—battle these menacing super villains, a sinister force is secretly assembling to try and spell their defeat. New episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man will premiere Sundays at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT on Marvel Universe on Disney XD.
Marvel Comics Close-Up, a series of interstitials hosted by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin’ It) encouraging kids to read, will debut during the premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD with free digital Marvel comics available on DisneyXD.com/comics. The interstitials will take fans deeper into the Marvel Universe by giving viewers an inside look at 10 compelling Marvel Comics, featuring popular Marvel characters, including Spider-Man and the Avengers, and acclaimed comic book creators and artists. The legendary Marvel Comics span iconic super hero comics such as “Ultimate Spider-Man #7,” “Invincible Iron Man #7,” “Hulk #3,” “Thor #364″ and “Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #16.”
The second season of Spider-Man finds the Marvel hero united with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and, for the very first time, Hawkeye. The team will confront the threatening assembly of super villains known as, the Sinister Six — comprised of Rhino, Kraven The Hunter, Lizard, Electro, Beetle and a secret sixth member. Our heroes will also face the return of Loki as he seeks revenge on the web-crawler after their previous unforgettable encounter.
Also on DisneyXD.com/marvel, an Ultimate Spider Cycle game will be unveiled, where players navigate bustling city streets to find antidote vials in a race against time to catch up to Venom and save Spider-Man’s best friend, Harry.
This year to date, Ultimate Spider Man is Disney XD’s #1 animated series in Boys 6-14 (205,000/1.1 rating), Boys 9-14 (132,000/1.1 rating) and Boys 2-11 (211,000/1.0 rating). The show’s creative team consists of executive producers: Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb; co-executive producers: Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, Man of Action – Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, Dana Booton and Cort Lane; creative consultant: Paul Dini; and consulting producer: Brian Michael Bendis.
Ultimate Spider-Man stars Drake Bell as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee as Aunt May and recurring guest star, Stan Lee, as Stan the Janitor.