Paul Dini Talks Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon

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 He's swinging into your living room!
 He's swinging into your living room!

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?

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#1  Edited By Magian

I still don't understand why they cancelled the last Spider-Man cartoon but I will give this one a chance.

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#2  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt
@ComicMan24 said:
" I still don't understand why they cancelled the last Spider-Man cartoon but I will give this one a chance. "
Yep, same. I loved SpecSpi and was very disappointed that they cancelled it. Still, I can never say no to a Spidey animated series.
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#3  Edited By Mr. Dead Pool

To me this is looking like Spider Man The Brave and The Bold, with the whole team up thing

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#4  Edited By immortalfireboy

I miss spec spidey :(

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#5  Edited By RedK

 hope theirs a team up with iceman and the human torch, those guys are awesome in ultimate spiderman

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#6  Edited By TheMess1428

Nothing beats Spider-Man The Animated Series!

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#7  Edited By Pacperson
@immortalfireboy said:
" I miss spec spidey :( "
;-; me too.....i really hope they get the same guy to voice spidey again
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#8  Edited By doordoor123

If Dini is on this, then i am.
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#9  Edited By MrMazz
@ComicMan24: Spectacular Spider Man was owned by Sony even though they gave up the rights i think Disney still might of had to recognize them for what they did  
 
I wish Greg Wisemen was still working on the project but Dini isn't to bad 
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#10  Edited By IronSpidy-Rooney

So are we looking at a combination of the Ultimate Spider-man comic and Batman the Brave and the bold cartoon ? 

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#11  Edited By Midnightist

Huh another wasted show on Disney XD thats the problem all shows on Disney r automatic fails Avengers is gonna fail and this Spidey will to

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#12  Edited By danhimself
@MrMazz said:
" @ComicMan24: Spectacular Spider Man was owned by Sony even though they gave up the rights i think Disney still might of had to recognize them for what they did   I wish Greg Wisemen was still working on the project but Dini isn't to bad  "
Both Weisman and Dini are great names to be attached to any animated project...if either of them is working on a cartoon then there's a really strong chance that the show is going to be amazing...if we can't have one then I'm happy with the other
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#13  Edited By scourgexlvii
@doordoor123 said:
" If Dini is on this, then i am. "
I'm of the same mind. I was kind-of hit and miss on the show up until this point, and I kind of dislike the ultimate universe, so my hopes weren't high. I hope, however that the "Team-ups" are something that happens maybe every other episode, or, preferably once every three or so episodes, and it doesn't get bogged down in team ups.
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#14  Edited By Altar

im excited. i think its going to be pretty sweet.

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#15  Edited By leokearon

This sounds an awful lot like Transformers Prime
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#16  Edited By NexusOfLight

Man of Action's on this? I'm cool with that right there. Didn't see much of Spectacular Spider-man because I don't have Disney XD, but from what I did see of it, it was pretty cool. I trust this'll be just as good.

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#17  Edited By Fade+

i kinda miss spect. spidey  it was a ok cartoon rest in peace
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#18  Edited By PatriceHarvey

Dini out of DC.. Hell yessssss.....

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#19  Edited By batmanboy11

 
This is good news. Dini makes anything %10 better.

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#20  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

im freakin psyched  !!!!! 
 
oh and fyi certain people just because there are team-ups, that doesnt mean its automatically a copy of batman:the brave and the bold
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#21  Edited By Duo_forbidden

I miss Spectacular Spider-Man. I love Ultimate Spider-man and Spider-man as a whole so I will check it out.....despite the fact that I miss Spectacular Spider Man :( 

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#22  Edited By CaptainUseless
@Mr. Dead Pool said:
" To me this is looking like Spider Man The Brave and The Bold, with the whole team up thing "
If it is like that I won't watch it.
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#23  Edited By CaptainCockblock

If only Dini could bring Bruce Timm along with him. Those two got everything right with DC. Although, if they follow Mark Bagley's style to keep with the comics, that's probably a better idea.

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#24  Edited By jakob187

Paul Dini makes this a must-watch thing. 
 
Also, Dini being away from DC feels...weird...almost betrayal-like.

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#25  Edited By Lvenger

It is strange to see Dini write Ultimate Spider-Man. I mean if I read that book I would expect a guy to start laughing maniacally and hear the laughter of the Joker in my head. But it'll be interesting to see what direction he'll take Ultimate Spider-Man in.

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I am excited

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#27  Edited By daken_2513

Im excited for this show I was pissed when spectacular spiderman was cancelled just like wolvie and the xmen and fantastic four but now im looking forward to this new spidey toon    
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#28  Edited By goldenkey
@doordoor123:
my thoughts exactly, but the best touch would be casting director in Andrea Romano.  With her getting real actors as apposed to over-acting voice over actors makes a bad episode watchable.  I hate mare animation because its so damn cheesy sometimes. 
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#29  Edited By Eyz

 I still would have prefered to see more Spectacular Spider-man episodes...oh well.. I'll give a chance for this one anyway..

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#30  Edited By growup

Sounds like they know what they are doing, looking forward to it.

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#31  Edited By DH69

ARE THEY GOING TO SHOOT REAL GUNS?! AND KILL PEOPLE?!

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#32  Edited By Comiclove5

Heck to the yeah!
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I just want to see an ending to The Spectacular Spider-Man.  I don't want to see a new Spidey cartoon until they finish The Spectacular Spider-Man.  Oh well, the whole world could probably ask for the show to be brought back for one more season or it to become a comic book series, and they still wouldn't do anything with it.  I really hope this new show bombs so I can relish in the fact they got rid of such a great show and got nothing out of it.

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#34  Edited By InnerVenom123

Want an ending to Spectacular.

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#35  Edited By conflik1986

wow it sounds exciting I'm a little frustrated that they canceled the spectacular spiderman I was just getting into it what happen with Norman? what happen with gwen? soooooO many questions left unanswered  but I'll watch it

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#36  Edited By Entertainer13

I just wanted one more season of Spec Spider-Man...

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#37  Edited By sora_thekey

Spectacular Spider-Man was an amazing TV show because it was able to include all the best characteristics of the Spider-Man comic into a continuity that although didn't follow the Spider-Man continuity it did make sense...
Ultimate Spider-Man is going to differ from the Ultimate storyline... which in turn will mean angry fans of the original series, since they will have something to compare it to...
 
Honestly I am not all that crazy that Nova will appear since Nova just appeared for the first time in UCSP... but I am excited for this show... i just think calling it Ultimate Spider-Man was not the best idea since it won't follow Bendis' series

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#38  Edited By EPYON8675

This sounds like a great idea.

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@JohnathonFullenkamp said:
I just want to see an ending to The Spectacular Spider-Man.  I don't want to see a new Spidey cartoon until they finish The Spectacular Spider-Man.  Oh well, the whole world could probably ask for the show to be brought back for one more season or it to become a comic book series, and they still wouldn't do anything with it.  I really hope this new show bombs so I can relish in the fact they got rid of such a great show and got nothing out of it.
No offence, but that's pretty petty. Especially since the people working on this show have nothing to do with Spectacular ending. You're blaming the wrong people. 
 
Spectacular ended simply because of legal reasons, not because someone wanted to end it. It was sony produced show and they gave up the rights because they wanted to keep the movie rights.
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@ComicMan24 said:

I still don't understand why they cancelled the last Spider-Man cartoon but I will give this one a chance.

They cancelled the last one, because Sony lost the TV rights.

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#41  Edited By spiderfan2099

i'm looking forward to it a lot more since it'll be based off of the comics, contrary to the trailer which showed spidey turning into a toaster and spidey on some motorcycle thing.  
still wish they would've had josh keaton as spider-man though
never been too big of a fan of team ups and crossovers and all that shiat, spidey is more of a loner.  i'd rather them just bring in a few recurring characters to help him out from time to time

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