Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an upcoming animated series that will focus on the origin story of a young Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man. This series is highly anticipated by fans, as it will delve into the backstory that was never fully explored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). While the release date has not been officially announced, it is expected to debut sometime in 2024.
Since its announcement on Disney+ Day in 2021, details about Spider-Man: Freshman Year have been limited. However, it is currently in deep development and is confirmed to be released in 2024. Industry insider KC Walsh has suggested a late 2024 release date, but due to potential strikes and the packed MCU schedule, it is possible that the release could be pushed to 2025.
As for the story, not much information has been revealed. It is known that the series will focus on Peter Parker’s journey to becoming Spider-Man before the events of Captain America: Civil War. However, the inclusion of villains such as Doc Ock, Scorpion, and Chameleon, who were not present in their full forms in the MCU prior to Civil War, suggests that the series may take place in an alternate reality within the MCU’s Multiverse. Additionally, the confirmed appearance of Daredevil, a character who did not exist in the MCU until later on, further supports the idea of an alternate reality storyline.
The cast of Spider-Man: Freshman Year has not been officially announced, but it has been confirmed that Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil from the MCU. Paul F. Tompkins is also set to join the cast as Bentley Witman. More details about the cast will likely be revealed as the series progresses.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is expected to be released on Disney Plus, the popular streaming platform. Fans can keep an eye out for updates on the release date and other developments regarding this highly anticipated series. Additionally, they can look forward to other Marvel properties coming to Disney Plus, such as Daredevil: Born Again and Ironheart.