11:00am PT by Philiana Ng
Comic-Con: Disney XD Renews 'Ultimate Spider-Man' (Exclusive Photo)
SAN DIEGO — Disney XD is bringing back Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man for another season.
The animated series, which follows the adventures of Spider-Man and four other teen heroes who join S.H.I.E.L.D.'s training program to become ultimate superheroes, has been renewed for a third season, it was announced Saturday by David Levine, vp and general manager Disney XD Worldwide and Jeph Loeb, executive vp and head of Marvel Television at Comic-Con.
Season three features Spider-Man joining Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk when he answers the call to become an Avenger, taking him one step closer to achieving his goal of becoming the "Ultimate Spider-Man." As he encounters threats of new villains, he enlists S.H.I.E.L.D.'s help and fights alongside additional young heroes in the Marvel Universe to face off against evil.
"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man has struck a chord with our audience, boys and girls alike, who are transported weekly to another world where they dare to be heroes. We are excited to deliver another season of Spidey's thrilling feats and more of the Marvel Universe to fans everywhere," said Levine.
Added Loeb: "We're making the Marvel Universe even more awesome with the introductions of Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Ka-Zar and the animated debut of Agent Venom!"
Thus far, Ultimate Spider-Man is Disney XD's top animated series in total viewership, averaging 605,000 viewers.
Executive producers on the Marvel Television production include Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Loeb, with Stan Lee, Eric Radomski and Cort Lane as co-executive producers. Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons, Steven Weber, Greg Cipes, Ogie Banks, Caitlyn Taylor, Logan Miller, Tom Kenny, Matt Lanter, Tara Strong and Lee are among the voice stars.
Ultimate Spider-Man airs Sunday mornings as part of the "Marvel Universe" block on Disney XD.