Spectacular Spider-Man Canceled! Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon 2011 on Disney XD!
I just found this on superhero hype. THIS IS NOT A RUMOUR.
Marvel has announced that "Ultimate Spider-Man" is coming to Disney XD in the fall of 2011:
The new series will chronicle the adventures of naive high-schooler Peter Parker as he comes to grips with his new powers.
Along with his new powers, the challenge for the young web-slinger in the new series is balancing his relationships with his friends and family and his super colleagues who can help him gain an understanding of his parent's legacy and his destiny.
"'Ultimate Spider-Man' will be a unique journey exploring our favorite web-slinger as he teams up with other fan favorite Marvel Super Heroes in never before seen stories with a new life filled with great challenges, new friends, intense action and character growth," said Eric S. Rollman, President of Marvel Animation.
WHY? Why would you cancel Spectacular Spider-Man? It's the best Spider-Man adaptation so far IMO.
Yep. Read about this yesterday and this pisses me off for a number of reasons
1. I having a feeling the reason they're doing this is because the reboot is supposed to be based off USM.
2. Spectacular Spider-man was the best Spider-man show ever. It had the classic feel and had great plot, action, animation and character development. It excelled on all fronts when all other Spidey shows feel flat at a least one area.
3. We'll never see the cool stuff Greg had planned for season 3 which included Scorpion and Hobgoblin(Who was set up in season 2)
4. They're canceling a perfectly good show just to replace with the essentially the same thing.
I can't accept this. TSSM was such a good show. I will not watch a single episode of the new show. I refuse to give it high ratings on tv when it comes out. Well, there is now a 'Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Protest/Boycott' channel on YouTube. If any of you have a YouTube account, subscribe.
They didn't say SSM was cancelled just yet. There's only news that a new cartoon will come up. They CAN'T cancel it. I will never support Disney or CW ever again if it's cancelled.
What is the point in this? SSM encompasses everything I've ever wanted in a Spider-Man show. The Ultimate Universe is such a bullshit, stupid, angsty world filled with 'hip' dialogue that'd make even Stan Lee cringe and terrible character ideas that if it was done before the 616-verse, none of the characters we love would've ever been popular.
How is ultimate considered unique to thme. It's pretty much literally the same shit as spectacular spider-man only replace gwen and black cat and them with a less interesting then 616 version of shadow cat and a few other teen heroes and watch them talk about wanting to have sex.
It's not because of poor ratings. The show actually had high ratings. It had one of the highest ratings ever for any Marvel show. This is due to the reboot. Since the Spider-Man live-action movie reboot will be based on Ultimate Spider-Man instead of Amazing Spider-Man, they need an Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series that will capitalize on the upcoming movies. They can't use Spectacular Spider-Man to do this because Spectacular is closer to Amazing Spider-Man than Ultimate Spider-Man.
As sad as it is, it's the truth: this show is getting canceled because it's staying true to the source material.
Ultimate is the 'edgy' bullshit version where they do nothing but add awful cliches and stupid ideas to the story. Spider-Man rogues gallery would be a laughing stock if they were all introduced the Ultimate way. Powerless Kraven? Hulk Green Goblin? Liquid Terminator Dr. Octopus? Bald teenager Electro? Clone Carnage? Serial killer Sandman? Give me a break.
Agreed. Many people say that Spectacular Spider-Man is an Ultimate adaptation but I disagree. 70% of the stuff in Spectacular Spider-Man was taken from The Amazing Spider-Man. About only 30% was taken from Ultimate.