Disney XD has released teaser trailers for two upcoming animated shows based on Marvel characters – Marvel Spider-Man, which is coming in the summer, and Big Hero 6, which is due to premiere in the autumn.
Big Hero 6 is 2D-animated TV spin-off from the brilliant comic book movie (hell, it even has a Stan Lee cameo), this is currently being developed by Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley for Disney XD. Of the movie voice cast, all but TJ Miller and Damon Wayans Jr will return from the original film, including Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as GoGo Tomago, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Fred’s butler Heathcliff and Stan Lee as his father. The Walking Dead star Khary Payton will take over for Wayans as Wasabi, with SNL’s Brooks Wheelan filling in for Miller as Fred. Obviously we’d rather have a sequel, but this could be good in its own right.
Marvel’s Spider-Man replaces the channel’s Ultimate Spider-Man which comes to an end this weekend. It “tells the story of an unsure but courageous teen who has to figure out how to be a superhero from the very beginning”. Oh, that old story…!