Spider-Man Freshman Year: Detailed Breakdown of Marvel Characters Coming to Animated Series:

Marvel shared a ton of exciting news at San Diego Comic Con .

Spider-Man freshman year will explore Peter Parker’s evolution into Spider-Man, but in a different part of the multiverse. This means Peter Parker will be surrounded by characters he hasn’t interacted with in the live-action trilogy, including numerous famous Spider-Man comic book characters.


For Aunt May, Marvel wants to cast a Caucasian woman in her forties who sounds like Marisa Tomei. She is a loving aunt to Peter and is described as a fun-loving prankster, able to put a smile on the face of everyone she meets, but with a wisdom beyond her years.

Marvel wants to cast a Caucasian male in his late 40s. He is described as an enigmatic and confident but sometimes humorous mentor. He wants the best for those around him, but can also be fierce. Now, during the Marvel Studios Animation panel, they announced that Norman Osborn would be a part of it Spider-Man freshman year as a mentor to Peter taking on the role of Tony Stark in the MCU films.

Marvel is also looking to cast a Japanese teenage girl who is described as the snarky but caring best friend. Her apathetic and gothic aesthetic allows her to deflect attention when things get too personal. She keeps a low profile about her past and doesn’t trust superheroes. During the Marvel Studios Animation panel, it was announced that Peter Parker’s best friend is joining the cast Spiderman First year of study would be Nico Minoru, which seems to fit that description perfectly. Marvel fans know Nico from the Runaway Series and comics as an independent teenage superheroine. It will be interesting to see how that might play out in the animated series.

Marvel also wants to cast a Korean male in his late teens. Described as the quintessential “Tech Bro,” usually the smartest person in the room, the character never misses an opportunity to let everyone know. He constantly shows off his intellect and loves to be the center of attention to boost his ego. They also announced that Amadeus Cho would be a part of Spider-Man freshman year and it looks like this could possibly be him.

Marvel is looking to cast a teenage African American to play the captain of the Bales High School football team. Described as hardworking, charming, humble and impossible to hate. Mike has a kind heart and a good head on his shoulders, but a morally challenging journey ahead of him. During Marvel Animation Studios, it was announced that Lonnie Lincoln aka Tombstone would be one of Peter’s friends. That character could be Lonnie Lincoln, especially given the morally challenging path this character will face.

Spider-Man freshman year will also include other Marvel favorites Daredevil, voiced by Charlie Cox, Doctor Strange, and countless Spider-Man villains like Doc Ock, The Rhino, and Scorpion. Some of the high schoolers who are likely part of Peter’s circle of friends could be either original characters or Marvel characters. Shin could be an adaptation of Liz Allan or Mary Jane.

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