Showrunner of Spider-Man: Freshman Year Jeff Trammell gives a promising and hopeful update on the upcoming Disney+ series. The introduction of the multiverse has expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe & allowed for more daring & creative projects. Among these is a new animated Spider-Man series which aims to expand on the character’s high school years, that were only lightly touched upon in the live-action films. Trammell, from Craig of the Creek, was chosen to direct the webhead’s new adventure, but recently, rumors began to circulate about behind-the-scenes turmoil and whether a sequel, tentatively titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year, will actually go into production.
Trammell took to Twitter to share an upbeat explanation for how he was able to work on the new Spider-Man series. He admitted that even if he didn’t make it past the pitch, he would “look at it as a win.” He also praised the animation and writing teams he worked with, saying he couldn’t “wait for you all to see.” His words give the impression that the series is still in the works and will provide fans with something exciting to watch in 2024. Trammell’s complete Twitter feed is available below:
Hard working and dedicated crew to make a show that I cannot wait for you all to see. To say I'm extremely proud of what we've done would be an understatement. I feel super lucky to have had this opportunity two years ago and could never have imagined where it would lead to.— Jeff Trammell (@MrJeffTrammell) November 21, 2022
Y'all are all very sweet and I appreciate the support! ♥️🙏🏿♥️🙏🏿— Jeff Trammell (@MrJeffTrammell) November 21, 2022
What Can We Expect From Spider-Man: Freshman Year
Freshman Spider-Man Year takes place before the events of Captain America: Civil War, but in an alternate timeline in which Peter Parker is approached by Norman Osborn rather than Tony Stark. This results in a rather unique story in which Spider-Man faces many new threats as well as new allies who have yet to appear in the larger MCU. Trammell has a long history of working in animation, having worked on shows such as Amphibia, The Owl House, and Glitch Techs, but he is best known for his work on Craig of the Creek. This will be his first time directing a series.
Much of the information surrounding the plot and characters has already piqued the interest of long-time Marvel fans. While the live-action films were supposed to focus on Spider-high Man’s school years, the ever-changing film franchise stunted much of his planned adolescent development. Spider-Man: Freshman Year will make audiences to relive the stories that can only be told through animation. With characters like Osborn, Doc Ock, Amadeus Cho, & Nico Minoru set to appear, this could lead to more potential MCU spin-offs.
Trammell’s work history and statements suggest a bright future for Spider-Man: Freshman Year. Now that it has joined the ranks of other animated projects like Marvel Zombies, Moon Girl, and Devil Dinosaur, it will allow Marvel to diversify their slate of entertainment even further. Spider-Man is arguably the most well-known character in all of Marvel, and Trammell’s quotes have given us hope that there will be more of him on Disney+ in the future.
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