Whether or not Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot will draw inspiration from the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic books is currently unclear, but that doesn't mean the critically acclaimed series isn't exploring other options.
In a press release, Marvel Entertainment announced that an "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series will debut on The Disney XD Channel in the Fall of 2011. The series focuses on Peter Parker as he grows from a reckless teenager into the hero he was meant to become, all while contending with super-villains and typical teenage curve balls.
"Ultimate Spider-Man will be a unique journey exploring our favorite web-slinger as he teams up with other fan favorite Marvel Super Heroes in never before seen stories with a new life filled with great challenges, new friends, intense action and character growth," said Eric S. Rollman, President of Marvel Animation, in a statement.
The creative team behind the series has not been revealed yet, but "Ultimate Spider-Man" writer Brian Michael Bendis announced on Twitter that he is not involved with the project — not at the moment, at least.
"Don't have much ['Ultimate Spider-Man'] cartoon news. Not involved with it at the moment," Bendis revealed, saying that he's currently working on the television adaptation of "Powers" and the "Fire" movie for Universal Pictures.
"But I do know the pitch and it sounds pretty, pretty, pretty cool," he teased with his best Larry David impression.
There is currently no word regarding the fate of "Spectacular Spider-Man," the character's most recent animated incarnation.
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