This year’s San Diego Comic-Con featured another Marvel Studios Hall H panel that stole the show. We got a first look at everything from X-Men ’97 at Marvel Zombiesand we also saw a glimpse of Spider-Man: Year One.
Problems at Marvel Studios Animation Department
Reports have indicated that Marvel Studios Animation is experiencing a significant number of internal cutbacks and that the studio will not approve new seasons of animated series until those already in development are successful. This is largely because animated TV series take a long time to build. It also means the MCU’s latest push into animated stories may never take off.
Is Spider-Man: Freshman Year ending?
Various reports claim that Freshman Year will still debut in 2024. The possibility of cancellation has been discussed within the studio, but no action has been taken.
Year 2, or Season 2, of Year 1 could be at risk. Disney will monitor fan interest and how the show performs in the studio’s digital division. Budget cuts at Marvel Studios have driven development to this stage.
It looks like financial cuts are afoot, putting these animated projects at least in part at risk due to the MCU’s rapid expansion.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year Will Definitely Happen
The currently scheduled freshman year does not appear to be at risk. It is worrying that the possibility of cancellation has been raised. But viewers who want the show to continue focusing on Peter Parker’s high school days should show their support from the start.
It will become more important to be selective about which projects get the green light and which get follow-ups as the MCU expands. Therefore, waiting to officially begin sequels until demand is established will likely pay off for the studio.
Since the first Spider-Man The Animated series aired in 1967, Spider-Man: Freshman Year will be the eleventh, and the third since 2017. Therefore, it’s evident that the character has a long history of success in animation, which which suggests that his chances of being renewed are good.