Brad Winderbaum Unveils How ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’ Fits into the MCU
It is among the most anticipated MCU animated projects of the coming year, and with some developments leading fans to question the series’ canonicity, Marvel executive Brad Winderbaum unveils just how Spider-Man: Freshman Year fits into the MCU.
Marvel’s triumphant return to the stage at Hall H was an undeniable, success, with it not only having a tremendously successful mega panel at the conclusion of the weekend but also having a tremendously successful animation panel prior to that one.
The panel discussed a lot of the animated projects that will come to the Disney exclusive streaming service, Disney+, in the next couple of years, and highlighted the variety of characters- both known and unknown- that would be arriving in various projects.
Among those, and maybe the most anticipated is the series that is set to explore the origin story of the MCU’s Peter Parker; or so we thought before some images and updates shown to fans didn’t exactly fit in that very vague description of what the series is going to be.
It was these various updates that allowed many Marvel fans to begin to question the canonicity of the series, and whether or not this is actually an origin story of this version of Peter Parker, or something else entirely.
It seems as though it may be the latter, as Marvel executive Brad Winderbaum reveals just how Spider-Man: Freshman Year fits into the MCU, and how the story relates to the PEter PArker that we already know through various Marvel appearances.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Winderbaum stated, “Well, like we said, in the panel, it follows the pattern that you see in [Captain America:] Civil War,”
Winderbaum added, “down to Peter getting the broken Blu-Ray player from the trash and he walks into his apartment for the famous moment where Tony Stark is waiting to offer him the Stark internship. and take him to Berlin.”
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“But because of things that happen in the multiverse, because f new, random occurrences, it’s not Tony Stark whos waiting for him here.” Winderbaum continued, “It’s Norman Osborn and that sends his life in an unexpected trajectory that collides him with many unexpected characters in the Marvel Universe.”
It is definitely an interesting deviation from what we thought about the upcoming series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year is still set to be one of the most interesting projects of the MCU for this upcoming year, and should give us a brand new version of Marvel’s greatest creation.