Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paul Dini Joins Ultimate Spider-Man Team!

A new Spider-Man series, based on the popular Ultimate Spider-Man comic books, is well underway, but now a new, exciting announcement comes our way:

Best known for his groundbreaking series, Batman: the Animated Series, Paul Dini will be joining the creative staff behind the Wall-Crawler's latest foray into animation.

The series is already being developed by the "Man of Action" team of Ben 10 creators Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle as well as Ultimate Spider-Man comic book creator Brian Michael Bendis, and produced by Jeph Loeb. The addition of Paul Dini to the series brings even more credibility to the much anticipated series.

You can read an interesting article at MTV Splashpage, but here are some highlights:

We're going to be pairing him up with new and different Marvel characters. There's going to be a lot of guest-star action, and there's going to be a redefinition of Peter Parker within the Spider-Man world.

For now, I just want to approach Spider-Man with fresh eyes, taking a few things we know about him and just doing a new spin on the concept. I think old-time fans will find what we've done with the character to be pretty good and thoughtful, because we're not out to junk-up Spider-Man. That's not our intent.

There's 26 episodes in front of us, and we're breaking it into two increments.

What do you think? Recipe for success or too many cooks in the kitchen?


Orphen said...

This is exciting news, do we know when it will air? It is exciting times with all these new animated shows/movies. I am especially happy to hear that there will be a lot of guest stars and new/different Marvel characters involved.

Bleak said...

Sounds great to me. I'm not sure we need yet another Spider-Man cartoon, but I'm very excited about seeing lots of guest stars. I'd love to see a Power Man and Iron Fist episode.

dcfan100 said...

Paul Dini's on board?! Then it's bound to be good! When has he ever made a mistake? Don't answer that, but the point is that even though this show has some big shoes to fill It's looking pretty sweet right now.