One of the coolest new projects Marvel Studios is working on is the animated Spider-Man series Spider-Man: Freshman Year. The studio showed off a slew of first look images, but as we saw the images and heard more about the Disney+ series, it was unclear how it would fit in the MCU.
Luckily for us Phase Zero caught up with Brian Winderbaum, the Head of Streaming, Television, and Animation at Marvel Studios, revealed Freshman Year isn’t exactly set within the MCU timeline, but alongside it.
“Well, like we said in the panel, it follows the pattern that you see in [Captain America:] Civil War. Down to Peter getting the broken Blu-ray player from the trash, and he walks into his apartment for the famous moment where Tony Stark is waiting for him to offer him the Stark internship and take him to Berlin.”
Weinbaum continues saying with the introduction of the multiverse that the project allows them to toy with MCU storyline. This is why in some of the first look photos we see Noman Osborn instead of Tony Stark and how Ned and MJ do not appear as Peter Parker’s closest friends.
“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 It’s Norman Osborn, and that sends his life in an unexpected trajectory that collides him with many unexpected characters in the Marvel universe.”
Spider-Man: Freshman Year will swing onto Disney+ in 2024. During Comic-Con the studio also announced a second season, titled Sophomore Year is already in the works with the plans to do a Junior and Senior after.