You might have been aware that there was an Ultimate Spider-Man animated series in the works for Disney XD (due out next year), but you probably didn’t know that the man behind the classic Batman: The Animated Series from the 90s was going to be the show-runner. In an interview with Newsarama, Paul Dini had this to say about the upcoming series:
Coming up with a look for the Spider-Man show, I think it’s really going to take people by surprise. It’s going to take people by surprise as much as the Batman show in the early ‘90s took comic fans by surprise. And yet at the same time it feels very right and it looks very right.
That’s huge news, especially for those of us who were blown away in 1992 by Paul Dini’s work. It’s great to see some animated synergy coming out of the Disney/Marvel juggernaut, and it sounds like this has the makings of a show worthy to stand alongside the current Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series, also on Disney XD.