‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’ Details And Images For New Disney+ Series

Marvel dropped some new images and a load of details about the upcoming Spider-Man: Freshman Year animated series. There have been a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding it, so it was good to get some answers. Although, I’ll admit, the first one is gonna suck for some people.

For starters, the series is NOT a prequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. I never understood why anybody thought it would be, but it’s definitely not. It’s also uncertain if Tom Holland will voice Peter Parker, although that seems unlikely. That said, Charlie Cox is reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, which should make fans of the Netflix series happy.

We also learned that Norman Osborne, Peter’s eternal foe as Green Goblin, will be in the show. However, he’ll play more of a mentor role this time, so not outright trying to kill Peter. Instead, he and OsCorp will be backing Peter in his crime-fighting, which includes providing a number of costumes for the wallcrawler to wear.

Joining in the fight are Doctor Strange, the aforementioned Daredevil, and you’ll also find Amadeus Cho and Runaways mage Nico Minoru as Peter’s classmates. Villains include classics such as Doc Ock, Scorpion, and Chameleon.

Spider-Man: Freshman Year will hit Disney+ in 2024, followed by a second season titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.