One of the great surprises of Disney + Day this November has been Spider-Man: Freshman Year, an animated series based on Spider-Man. It surely caught us all by surprise and we would not have believed it just a couple of years ago, when the license of the wall-crawler at Marvel Studios was hanging by a thread. Finally Sony and Marvel reached an agreement, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a reality and, as they say: everyone happy.
The spider bite, in cartoon
That is the conclusion we reached with the existence of this work, a series of canonical drawings, which will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and which will narrate the origins of Peter Parker as Spider-Man.
The information we have at the moment is not too extensive, so we will base ourselves on what we do know before commenting on what everything indicates that may happen. Let’s start with the main thing: Spider-Man: Freshman Year will be released “early”On Disney + with Jeff Trammer as executive producer and script manager.
Although he is not of flesh and blood, the Peter Parker that we will find will be the same as Tom Holland: same personality, same character, same life; but focused on his past.
Because Peter Parker’s past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is pretty unknown. To begin with, our first approach to his figure goes back to Captain America: Civil War (2016), a film from five years ago with which we saw this teenager already turned into a spider man on screen for the first time.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year, the beginning of everything with Peter Parker in the Marvel Universe
But How it all started? Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) took a load off by not having to count the spider bite, which is always a “drag” that prevents the development of a more complete plot by having to answer so many questions. Therefore, what we expect from Spider-Man: Freshman Year is that the mysteries are answered that we still do not know.
On the one hand, how Peter Parker’s parents died and why; how Uncle Ben passed away and what was his relationship with Peter; how was that transition from a normal boy from New York to one … not so normal, who in the middle of adolescence had to assume great power with great responsibility. In the absence of knowing the number of episodes, duration of the same and to what extent it will cover the life of Peter Parker, the other question we ask ourselves is for what purpose will this series arrive.
Will the past of this Spider-Man help us better understand the figure of Parker in the UCM? If the relationship between Marvel and Sony goes for a long time, perhaps it is not unreasonable to think of another trilogy and, who knows, perhaps also the figure of Tom Holland as the leader of the New Avengers.