With the latest animated web-slinger series Marvel’s Spider-Man set for a special one-hour premiere on Disney XD this Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 a.m. ET/PT, the network announces that one of its live-action series stars will have a guest starring role in an upcoming episode.
Cameron Boyce, who plays Carlos in Disney’s Descendants franchise and Conor on Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, will voice Herman Shultz, a driven young scientist who creates wearable technology with his best friend Clayton Cole. Herman is the inventor of “gauntlets” which can control vibrations – and his alter-ego, Shocker, is very familiar to longtime Spider-Man fans.
In “Osborn Academy,” debuting Aug. 26, Herman is auditioning for the prestigious Osborn Academy, a new school for geniuses, which inadvertently pits him against his Clayton. The two end up battling it out for a highly coveted spot in the student body.
The series voice cast includes: Robbie Daymond (Bread Winners) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman (One-Punch Man) as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter (Jessie) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Anya Corazon, Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Norman Osborn, 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 Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — also executive producing the series — as the coffee shop owner Joe.
The creative team of Marvel animation veterans 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 (Robot Chicken) and Marsha Griffin (Transformers Prime); consulting producers Dan Slott, Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt; and supervising director Philip Pignotti.