Something that might’ve sneaked under people’s notice like a daddy long legs creeping underneath a door frame (?!?!) was the rather exciting announcements about Paul Dini and Man of Action joining the staff of the new wall-crawler ‘toon, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. Man of Action, of course, is the creative enclave that includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, Steve Seagle and Joe Casey. They’ve got far too many credits between the four of them to list, but the most relevant to mention, here, is that they created Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 and GENERATOR REX. Dini’s pretty-much responsible for a huge a chunk of DC’s animated universe, but this’ll be the first time he’s involved in something Marvel related. Other big names involved in this are Brian Bendis, whose ULT. SPIDEY run’s serving as a basis for the show, and Jeph Loeb, who’s supervising Marvel’s TV division these days. I really can’t think of any other TV show that’s had this much comics talent involved in it, so I’d say it’s a safe bet that this is going to be true to the source material. == TEASER ==
Anyway, this news comes from Splash Page, who posted an interview with Dini along with these announcements. In that he interview, he sets the record straight on these issues relating to the toon…
- The series content will evenly split between Bendis’ ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and new content the team’s creared for the show.
- Team-ups with other Marvel characters are among some of the things that’ll set this apart from the last toon, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN.
- Dini really isn’t looking to do direct adaptations of the classic Spidey stories like the death of Gwen Stacy.
- There are obviously plenty of differences between Spidey and Batman and Dini’s keen on taking this new challenge of depicting a more kinetic, improvisational and unsure superhero.
Anyway, this show’s coming to Disney XD next year. Are you Comic Vine maniacs excited about this show, or would you prefer to still have SPECTACULAR?