SDCC Marvel Updates on Spider-Man, What If…?, Zombies and X-Men ’97

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: (L-R) Jeff Trammell, Kirsten Lepore, Beau DeMayo, Bryan Andrews, Ryan Meinerding, and Brad Winderbaum participate in the Marvel Studios’ Animation presentation during San Diego Comic-Con 2022 on July 21, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Marvel dumped news on fans Friday at San Diego Comic Con.

We learned we’re going to get at least two seasons of X-Men ’97 and the show will use the original theme music. The show will ” explores new stories in the iconic ’90s timeline of the original series,” a press release said. Beau DeMayo (Moon Knight, The Witcher, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf) is executive producer and head writer.

X-Men ’97 will hit Disney+ in Fall 2023.

We learned about Spider-Man: Freshman Year. The show (and it’s confirmed second season Spider-Man: Sophomore Year) is an animated series that follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots, a press release said. Executive producer Jeff Trammel (Craig of the Creek) serves as head writer.

Spider-Man: Freshman Year will release exclusively on Disney+ in 2024.

Marvel’s What If…? is back in two ways next Fall on Disney+.

The first is a second season of the show that explores the multiverse with The Watcher. 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, a press release said. The show will be directed by executive producer Bryan Andrews (What If…?, Primal, Samurai Jack)  with executive producer AC Bradley (Ms. Marvel, What If…?, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) as head writer.

We also learned about Marvel Zombies, which has origins in the What If…? zombie episode from the first sesaon. 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, a press release said. No release date was given.

We also got a first look at the official trailer and key art for I Am Groot.

I Am Groot Official Trailer

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