Marvel has announced that beginning April 1st, 2012, a block of programming called Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Shows included will be Ultimate Spider-Man ( premiering in April) and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (returning for its second season) along with some exclusive Marvel content.
Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series “Ultimate Spider-Man” as its centerpiece, on Sunday, April 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.
Marsh said, “Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together.”
“Marvel Universe block is an incredible animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday.”
So consider it Disney/Marvel’s answer to Warner Bros./DC’s DC Nation airing on the Cartoon Network. Will you be watching Marvel Universe? Let me know in the comments section below.