Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man release date speculation, and more

Marvel is set to explore the early days of Spidey in the MCU, here's everything you need to know about the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man release.

Spider-Man Freshman Year release date

When is the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man release date? Spider-Man has starred in three different MCU movies, but despite this, we’ve never seen Peter Parker’s origin story. That’s about to change; Marvel Studios is set to fill in the blanks in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (previously titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year), which will explore Peter’s first year of high school.

We’ll see Spider-Man soon after he receives his powers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (well, in a different timeline) and has learned the lesson that with great power must come great responsibility. So, what can we expect from this Marvel series? Well, don’t worry. We’ve broken down the Spider-Man villains Pete will face, what allies he’ll make, and if this Disney Plus show is really set in the same universe as Tom Holland below.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man release date speculation

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man will be released in 2024, but an exact date has not yet been announced.

Marvel Studios announced the 2024 release plan at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, and in December 2023, it was revealed that things were still on track for 2024 despite a number of upcoming Marvel movies and shows being delayed.

So yeah, it looks like Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is safe…for now. Considering how titles like Thunderbolts and Daredevil season 4 have been jumping around the calendar as of late, we have to be ready for potential setbacks. Keep your eyes on the guide for more updates!

Spider-Man in Freshman Year

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man cast speculation

The full voice cast for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has not been announced yet, but Charlie Cox will voice Daredevil. However, a copyright casting listing did hint that Hudson Thames will star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

This means that the rumors are true, and Tom Holland will not be reprising his role in the animated series. The listing was shared on X by the ScreenTime account. But keep in mind no offical announcement has been made by Disney or Marvel studios confirming the casting.

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So far, the only confirmed voice actors are Charlie Cox, who will be playing Matt Murdock, and Paul F. Tompkins as Bentley Witman. We’ll keep this section updated as more actors are announced in the run-up to release.

Here’s the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man cast list:

  • Hudson Thames as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Charlie Cox as Daredevil
  • Paul F. Tompkins as Bentley Witman

Spider-Man villains in Spider-Man Freshman Year

Is there a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man trailer?

Unless it’s delayed, we expect to get a full Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man trailer in 2024.

We should get a clearer picture of when the clips will be released once Marvel sorts out its current Marvel Phase 5 slate. But until then, here is the trailer for another animated Spidey adventure with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse down below!

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Is Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man set in the MCU?

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is sort of set in the MCU. It’s set in an alternate branch of the MCU’s multiverse, so it’s not the origin of Tom Holland’s Wallcrawler.

According to Marvel Studios producer Brad Winderbaum, this version of Peter Parker diverged from the one we know and love when Norman Osborn took him under his wing instead of Tony Stark.

“Like we said, in the panel, it follows the pattern that you see in Civil War,” said Winderbaum to ComicBook.com. “Down to Peter getting the broken Blu-ray player from the trash, and he walks into his department for the famous moment where Tony Stark is waiting for him to offer him the Stark internship and take him to Berlin.”

“But because of things that happen in the multiverse because of new, random occurrences, it’s not Tony Stark who’s waiting for him there,” 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.”

Doctor Strange in Spider-Man Freshman Year

What is Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man about?

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is an animated series that will fill us in on Spider-Man’s MCU origin and show us some of his earliest adventures while in his first year of high school.

While nothing’s been explicitly stated, we imagine we’ll finally see how Peter got his powers as well as the death of Uncle Ben. He’ll also have some new friends, specifically Nico Minoru, Amadeus Cho, and Harry Osborn.

We know that the show will see Peter wearing multiple superhero suits and seemingly taking on multiple identities (comic fans will recognize the suits from the ill-fated Webspinners series). Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, will be Peter’s mentor instead of Tony Stark, and we also know for sure that Daredevil and Doctor Strange will show up at some point.

We also know Peter will cross paths with some of the Marvel Universe’s most noble heroes but also some of the deadliest Spider-Man villains. According to a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, he’ll be battling Doctor Octopus, The Rhino, Tarantula, Scorpion, and Speed Demon.

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Where can I watch Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?

When it’s released, you’ll be able to watch Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man on the streaming service Disney Plus.

Like other Marvel shows, it’ll stream on Disney Plus exclusively. You can use our link below to sign up if you don’t have a subscription.

If you love superhero movies and Spidey, check out our guide to Spider-Man 4 or give our exhaustive article explaining how to watch all the Marvel movies in order a read. If you want to know more about the future of the MCU, though, then we have an article all about Marvel Phase 6 explained.

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