The big news of the day comes from the MIPTV conference that is taking place all of this week in Cannes, France!
Marvel Animation announced a new animated series based on the work of Brian Michael Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man which will debut on Disney XD in the fall of 2011!
Marvel Animation Predsident Eric S. Rollman told this to Worldscreen.com:
“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."
This isn't the first time an Ultimate Spider-Man television series was in the works. An Ultimate Spider-Man project was attempted way back in 1999, but it ultimately turned into MTV's Spider-Man: the New Animated Series, after the success of Spidey's feature film.
Does this give us an answer to the future of Spectacular Spider-Man? Much to my dismay, I'm guessing it does (there has still been no official word). However, I am a big fan of Ultimate Spider-Man and would rather have a Spidey series based on this series than a Spidey series that is stuck in legal limbo.