DISNEY XD's SPIDER-MAN Full Cast/Debut Date, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Renamed For Third Season, More

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Credit: Disney XD/Marvel Animation
Credit: Disney XD/Marvel Animation

At D23 Expo, Marvel animation rolled out a number of new announcements for the upcoming Spider-Man, the curent Guardians of the Galaxy,as well as a new LEGO animated movie subtitled The Thanos Threat.

Spider-Man is scheduled to debut August 19 at 7 a.m. EDT with a one-hour premiere.  The full cast is: Robbie Dayomond (Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Max Mittleman (Harry Osborn), Nadi Jeter (Miles Morales), Melanie Minichino (Anya Corazon), Fred Tatascior (Max Modell), Laura Bailey (Gwen Stacy), Nancy Linari (Aunt May), Patton Oswalt (Uncle Ben), Scott Menville (Doctor Octopus), John DiMaggio (The Jackal), Alastair Duncan (Vulture), and Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada playing the owner of a coffee shop by the name of ... you guessed it ... Joe.

"In the new series, Marvel's Spider-Man, we will see a fresh take on Spider-Man, as Peter Parker is learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, super-powered hero in New York City, just as he's being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds," explains Marvel in a statement. "He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law."

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Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy will be renamed as Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout for its third season, coinciding with the recently opened Disney Parks attraction of the same name.

"The third season will find the Guardians gaining fame and fortune, but quickly knocked back on their heels after being framed by the Collector," reads a statement from Marvel. "The Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. A little bad and a little good – all in a day's work."

The season premiere date for this has not been announced.

Lastly, LEGO Group and Marvel are partnering once again for an animated special - this time a 22-minute standalone movie titled LEGO Marvl Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat.

"When Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone – a powerful and creative relic – the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it."

"No details on how it would be released, or the timing.

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