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Friday, March 2, 2012

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Animated Series Reveals Nick Fury


In an exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, the new Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man revealed the show's version of Nick Fury and surprise, he looks just like actor Samuel L. Jackson.

This latest animated Spider-Man series is based around Marvel's Ultimate imprint version of the character, which debuted back in 2000 has been written by Brian Michael Bendis ever since.  The animated series will be part of a programming block called Marvel Universe, which will feature various Marvel Comics superheroes and will follow the adventures of Peter Parker as a superpowered high schooler.  The series’ creative team includes Bendis himself, along with Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Paul Dini.  Drake Bell, of Drake & Josh fame, will voice Spider-Man while Human Target and Boston Public star Chi McBride voices Nick Fury.

Over the past week, other characters featured in the series have been revealed.  Unlike the comic book series, the animated version will quickly introduce S.H.I.E.L.D. into Spidey's world.  Nick Fury invites him to join a superhero-in-training team with a young Power Man (Luke Cage), Iron Fist, and White Tiger.  Together, the four will battle New York supervillains and learn about being a hero.

Ultimate Spider-Man will premiere on April 1, 2012.  If you'd like to see a 40-second preview clip from the series featuring Spidey meeting Nick Fury, you can view it HERE.

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