Though Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes might be done, Ultimate Spider-Man — its partner on Disney XD's "Marvel Universe" block — has been renewed for a second season.
The news first broke on Friday via The Hollywood Reporter, before being confirmed Monday via a Disney and Marvel press release. Last week, news surfaced that Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes was ending after its current (second) season, though Marvel has yet to confirm the report.
Described in the press release as "Marvel's #1 animated series," the show debuted on April 1 and depicts a high school-age Spidey undergoing S.H.I.E.L.D. training along with teenage versions of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, White Tiger and Nova. The show has aired nine episodes thus far, with 17 left to go in the first season.
"The Disney XD audience has connected with Spider-Man and his super-powered friends as they face challenges in school and with their S.H.I.E.L.D. training," Disney XD vice president and general manager David Levine said in the press release. "As the anchor of our Marvel Universe block, Ultimate Spider-Man season two will be back with more humor, villains and adventurous storylines that boys (and girls) will love."
Marvel and Disney XD also released images (seen throughout the article) from this Sunday's Wolverine co-starred episode "Freaky," the first new airing in nearly a month and the first written by Ultimate Spider-Man comic book writer and television show consulting producer Brian Michael Bendis.More from Newsarama: