Marvel Studios’ Animation SDCC Presentation Featured X-Men, Marvel Zombies, Spider-Man

Marvel Studio’s animation team gave fans a sneak peak at SDCC.

Marvel Studios’ Animation

At San Diego Comic-Con, the Marvel Studios’ Animation announced dates for some upcoming projects. The panel consisted of Brad Winderbaum, Marvel Studios’ head of streaming television and animation. Additionally, Ryan Meinerding, head of visual development; Bryan Andrews, director of “What If…?”, AC Bradley, writer and executive producer of “What If…?”; Beau DeMayo, writer and executive producer of “X-Men ’97”; Kirsten Lepore, writer, director of “I Am Groot”; and Jeff Trammell, writer and executive producer of “Spider-Man: Freshman Year.” The following projects were featured in the discussion:


“Spider-Man: Freshman Year” is an animated series that follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots. It will feature a new Spider-Man suit designed for the series. A second season was also announced, titled “Spider-Man: Sophomore Year. Spider-Man: Freshman Year will debut on Disney+ in 2024.


“What If…?” Season 2 continues the journey with The Watcher as our guide through the vast multiverse. It will introduce brand new and familiar faces throughout the MCU. The animated series questions, revisits, and twists classic Marvel Cinematic moments with an incredible voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their iconic roles. Season two of “What If…?” launches on Disney+ in early 2023. A third season was also announced.


The animated series “Marvel Zombies” from Marvel Studios reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge. Marvel Zombies will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2024.

“X-MEN ’97

“X-MEN ’97” is an animated series from Marvel Studios that explore new stories in the iconic ’90s timeline of the original series. A sizzle reel featuring cast and creatives from the popular ’90s show was shown during the panel. “X-Men ’97” writer and executive producer Beau DeMayo spoke baout the new series, shared artwork, and presented an animatic AV piece. DeMayo also mentioned that the show would use the original “X-Men” theme music. X-Men ’97” will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ Fall 2023. A second season was also announced.

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