Marvel has released images and additional details from its Marvel Universe block that premieres on Disney XD on Sunday, April 1 and features the debut of Ultimate Spider-Man and the return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Spider-Man will premiere at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) with “Great Power,” followed by “Great Responsibility at 11:30 a.m. In the storyline, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a super hero. Nick Fury (voiced by Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter’s alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage super heroes – Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist.
The cast of Spider-Man also includes Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons and J. Jonah Jameson, Steve Weber as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luck Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter as Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson, Tara Strong as Mary Jane Watson, Misty Lee as Aunt May and Stan Lee as Stan the Janitor.
The premiere episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com and Comcast platforms via VOD and XfinityTV.com directly following the Sunday, April 1 premiere on Disney XD. On April 2, they will be available on Disney XD Mobile VOD available via AT&T, MetroPCS, MobiTV, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation.
The Marvel Universe block will feature shorts, including (the last three series are hosted by Radio Disney’s Morgan Tompkins):
“Fury Files” – Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.
“Marvel Mashup” – The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.
“Animated Reality” – Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of Marvel heroes, including Captain America and Spider-Man.
“What Would It Take?” – A glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes’ gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man’s jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist’s power-packed punch.
“Master Class” – Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel’s super heroes and shows how artists bring them to life.