Marvel Studios provided an update on the most recent journey for their iconic wall-crawler in addition to all the Avengers announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con. Yes, they did provide a first look at the forthcoming Spider-Man: Freshman Year, but they did not reveal Spider-Man 4.
Peter Parker will be followed in the animated Spidey series as he learns to control his newly discovered superpowers in what appears to be a parallel realm to the main MCU. This programme is a part of the burgeoning Marvel Studios animation branch, which also includes new programmes like What If…? and even reboots of beloved old shows like X-Men ’97.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year was given a behind-the-scenes look during the Marvel Studios Animation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The project’s antagonists, such as Unicorn, Scorpion, Tarantula, Butane, Otto Octavius, Carmela Black, the Rhino, Speed Demon, and Chameleon, were also hinted to in this initial look.
A relatively unknown superhero from Marvel Comics named Unicorn can shoot electricity from the top of their head and appears to have undergone gender modification during Freshman Year. A famous Spider-Man antagonist who has been hinted in the MCU, Scorpion appears in animated form with full armour and a cybernetic tail. Tarantula appears to be based on the Maria Vasquez version of the character as indicated by the long blades mounted to her fists, but Freshman Year’s take lacks the comics’ vibrant spandex costume.
Butane is named after a D-list comic book villain, yet he has flamethrowers attached on his arm and seems to be a whole different character. Otto Octavius, who is portrayed in an outfit that was clearly influenced by his iconic comic book costume, is better known by his diabolical stage name, Doctor Octopus.
Carmella Black is the name of the villain who dons Scorpion’s mantle at one point in the comics, perhaps teasing where the character is headed in the Disney+ series. Also, Rhino will appear in the new year without his mechanical or rubber suit, so it is possible that the culprit will be updated.
Speed Devil is a slight departure from his comic incarnation, sporting robotic leg attachments that allow him to reach super speed without having any power.
Chameleon is known for being the first villain to outdo Spider-Man in the comics, so he could do the same on the show. Norman Osborn, who is Peter Parker’s mentor, will also join the big bads in the project. A classic Spider-Man villain in the comics and on the big screen, it remains to be seen if this version will evolve into the Green Goblin.