Though Sony’s ownership of the rights to filmic adaptions of SPIDER-MAN prevents the crossover of Marvel Studios characters into THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Agent Coulson will form a friendship with TV’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN.
Clark Gregg, who originated the role of Agent Coulson on the big screen, will voice the S.H.I.E.L.D agent on Disney XD’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. The character will also be the principal of Peter Parker’s high school.
Other exciting casting on the show includes JK Simmons reprising the role of J. Jonah Jameson on the series and Chi McBride playing Nick Fury (guess Sam Jackson is a little more expensive than Clark Gregg…). Stan Lee even has a recurring role as Stan the Janitor. Rounding out the cast, Drake Bell plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Stephen Weber is Norman Osborn.
Based on the comic book reimagining by Brian Michael Bendis, Ultimate Spider-Man features an all-star writing team including Paul Dini (Lost, Batman The Animated Series) and the Man of Action team, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Duncan Rouleau and Steven Seagle (Ben 10 and Generator Rex) and is visually influenced by the work of Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Ed McGuinness and Joe Quesada.
According to Loeb “Spider-Man (is a) television series that we’ve never seen before. Joe Quesada added, “”We want to make you Peter Parker, put you on his shoulder as he’s on this incredible ride of being Spider-Man.”
Guest appearances will include Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Nick Fury, Venom, Norman Osborn, Electro, Venom, Dr. Doom, and Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham.
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN swings onto cable next year.