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Marvel Studios Head Of TV On The Possibility Of A ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series’ Sequel

'X-Men '97's Peter Parker and Mary Jane cameo has got fans excited for a potential series sequel

t’s looking like Marvel Studios isn’t stopping with X-Men: The Animated Series

After revitalizing the popular 90s animated series with X-Men ‘97, it has called into question the possibility of other series getting the same treatment, particularly the beloved Spider-Man: The Animated Series. A brief cameo appearance from the wall-crawling hero in X-Men ‘97 has stirred conversations about the series receiving the same treatment as X-Men: The Animated Series

The Web-Head Back On TV

One of the major moments in the first season of X-Men ‘97 was a cameo appearance from Spider-Man. Although the scene was brief, it opened the possibility of the 90s animated Spider-Man making a comeback. It was later revealed that after season five of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Peter Parker found Mary Jane Watson. Brad Winderbaum, the Head of Marvel Studios TV, Streaming, and Animation, was conducting an interview for Screen Rant, where he discussed the season finale for X-Men ‘97. He was asked about the possibility of a sequel to Spider-Man: The Animated Series (being dubbed Spider-Man ‘98) and the route they could take.

“It is amazing to see them back on screen together,” Winderbaum said. “I wish we could tell that whole adventure with Madame Web and figure out how exactly he did it! Maybe one day, we as fanboys could certainly dream.”

Further in the interview, Winderbaum was asked if a plot line for Peter and Mary was already planned.

“There is always potential, right? I don’t want to close the door on anything. But I think that for now, for the foreseeable future, X-Men ‘97 will own the 90s, and how much we bring in guest stars or tell stories from other Marvel characters from that era is TBD, but it will be seen through that lens of the X-Men.”

“Spider-Man ‘98” Possibilities

Marvel Studios already has numerous animated projects in the works to keep viewers occupied. With another season of What If?, Marvel Zombies, and other announced projects, it seems unlikely that a possible Spider-Man ‘98 would be released soon. However, one project that might be a hindrance to Marvel Studios revisiting Spider-Man: The Animated Series is their own animated show centered on the web-head.

A series exploring the early years of Spider-Man was announced back in November 2021. Originally titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year, the series has since been retitled Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Although originally thought to be an origin story for the Marvel Cinematic Universe interpretation of Spider-Man, portrayed by Tom Holland, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has officially been revealed to be set in an alternate reality of the MCU.

With Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man set to be released sometime in late 2024, it might be too much for Disney+ to release another Spider-Man series shortly after. Nevertheless, Marvel may be able to work around the issue since the series will likely be drastically different in style and will target different audiences. Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man will likely aim more toward younger audiences, whereas a Spider-Man ‘98 will more than likely skew toward adults. 

Despite Disney already having a Spider-Man series in the works, fans can hold onto the hope of Winderbaum and Marvel being open to the possibility of more Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Spider-Man: The Animated Series is currently streaming on Disney+.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994) Fox Kids Network Official Trailer

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Mason Kupiainen is a recent Butler University graduate with a degree in Creative Media and Entertainment. His work has been published in Butler Collegiate, The Mall, and Byte BSU. Along with written work, he has a videography portfolio with Indy Blue Video, Byte BSU, and Ball Bearings.
Matt Keyser is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton University with a bachelor's in Communications-Journalism. He is a freelance entertainment reporter with a focus on film and television. As a former senior programming coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival, Matt's experience with critiquing narratives and documentaries has helped showcase his passion for television and cinema through his writing.