‚ÄúUltimate Spider-Man is the latest kind of incarnation of the Spider-Man ‚Äėcanon,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Weber says. ‚ÄúThere have been so many different versions of Spider-Man, from the stage, now, and movies, etc. This is geared toward teenagers, and is kind of using the adaptation that Spider-Man and his fellow superhero buddies are all kind of wisecracking teens.‚ÄĚ
Peter Parker/Spider-Man is voiced in the series by teen idol Drake Bell, but Weber is more than content with his role as Osborn ‚ÄĒ with good reason. ‚ÄúMy character, Norman Osborn, is key in the Spider-Man saga, because he‚Äôs the Green Goblin, who‚Äôs Spider-Man‚Äôs key nemesis, and also the father of Peter Parker‚Äôs best friend, Harry Osborn. So I‚Äôve been lucky enough to play this role. Doing animation is tons of fun. It reaches an enormous audience.‚ÄĚ
According to Weber, Ultimate Spider-Man‚Äôs animation is something new to watch out for, as well. ‚ÄúThe animation is really amazing and fluid, and uses a new process,‚ÄĚ he explains. It‚Äôs all part of what he feels is an extraordinary new chapter in the Spider-Man saga. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs actually been a real highlight of my year,‚ÄĚ he says.
Ultimate Spider-Man¬†debuts on¬†Disney XD April 1 at 11am ET/PT.
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