Disney XD’s Spider Man returns to take on Venom in season three premiere

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Jahlil Rush

With the current climate the world is living in, it’s nice to know people can count on Disney XD to save them from at home boredom. People will now have a fun reason to stay at home: on Sunday nights, it’s web-slinging action time.

Marvel’s “Spider-Man” has returned for season three of Spider-Man: Maximum Venom. The Emmy Award-nominated series allows audiences to follow the titular superhero as he faces some of his biggest challenges to date, including veteran Marvel villain, Venom, whose presence summons an earth-destroying threat.

Created by Marvel Animation Inc., the series’ award-winning creative team comprises of executive producers Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Eric Radomski and Marsha Griffin.

Maximum Venom season three will be busy with a roaster of guest-stars — both in animation and reality — interacting with the wall-crawler. Guest voices include Yvette Nicole Brown from Community as the Head Administrator and Sofia Wylie from Marvel Rising: Iron of Heart who will be reprising her role as Ironheart, or Riri Williams. Fellow Disney neighbors Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell and Carla Jeffery from Disney Channel’s ZOMBIES 2 will be portraying the Symbiote Sisters Scream, Scorn and Mania.

Maximum Venom also serves as a debut for some characters.

Yuri Lowenthal from Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 series will be returning to the cast as Dr. Curt Connors, the alter-ego to the classic “Spider-Man” villain The Lizard. Lowenthal’s character arrives to Horizon High for his first day as a teacher. Supernatural’s Felicia Day will be joining the cast as well. Day will be portraying Mary Jane Watson, who will debut later in the season.

The season premiere, appropriately named “Web of Venom,” picks up with Peter Parker and his allies returning to normal times — at least their version of normal — at Horizon High, following the Goblin War against the Vulture from last season. The episode itself was not a bad way to start off. “Web of Venom” gives off mega Marvel event vibes while also serving as a prelude to what is yet to come. The one-hour premiere gave fans exactly what they needed: a new Spider-man look, a fan-favorite villain’s triumphant return and a cliffhanging side-story about beloved Marvel scientist Connors. In one short hour, there is a lot to pack in.

Binging all of the over 50 episodes of Spider-Man: Maximum Venom that already exist can be a nice escape and a way to get by nowadays during the coronavirus pandemic. Most Marvel fans can probably remember fondly when this 2017 version first began its run on Disney XD. It was most definitely an improvement from the channel’s 2013 Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.

Animation serves as the perfect doorstep into comics, most Marvel fans would agree. Besides animation, the storytelling always delivers and makes one want to come back for more. That is just what Marvel’s “Spider-Man” series does.