Following a screening of two episodes of Season 2 of What If…?, Marvel Studios head of streaming, television and animation, Brad Winderbaum, gave an update on the studio’s animated projects. In addition to revealing Eyes of Wakanda for the first time, Winderbaum revealed that the studio’s upcoming Spider-Man animated series now has an all-new, all-different title and remains on track for a 2024 release.
First announced as Spider-Man: Freshman Year on November 12th, 2021 on Disney Plus Day, the animated series will now be titled Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. The development of the series has always been interesting as it was originally described as a story that would follow “Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU.” However, in 2022, Winderbaum clarified that the series is set elsewhere in the multiverse and not on the Sacred Timeline.
As of SDCC ’22, the new series was set to feature a slew of MCU supporting characters such as Doctor Strange and Matt Murdock, voiced by Charlie Cox, as well as characters who have yet to debut in the MCU such as Harry Osborn, Nico Minoru and Amadeus Cho. It was also revealed that it would feature multiple villains from Spidey’s Rogues Gallery including Unicorn, Chamelon, Scorpion, Speed Demon, Tarantula, Rhino, and Doc Ock as well as Norman Osborn. As of the latest update, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man was rumored to be released on November 2nd, 2024.
About Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Peter Parker’s life, while getting ready for his High School orientation, is forever changed by events that send him on a journey like none before. In the first episode, we discover that the new era of Spider-Man begins here!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man will feature the voices of Hudson Thames as Peter Parker, Eugene Byrd as Lonnie Lincoln, Grace Song as Nico Minoru, Hugh Dancy as Otto Octavius, Kari Wahlgren as Aunt May and Zeno Robinson as Harry Osborn
Jeff Trammell served as the head writer and executive producer.