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Sony returns all television rights to Spider-Man

The Spectacular Spider-Man

The Spectacular Spider-Man

Just days before Disney announced its purchase of Marvel, Spectacular Spider-Man Executive Producer Greg Weisman was informed that Sony had returned all television rights to the wall-crawler.

The move, “in exchange for some concession vis-a-vis the live-action Spider-Man features,” apparently took place  in late July, just before Comic-Con International.

The news came as producers were waiting to learn whether a third season of The Spectacular Spider-Man would be ordered. The animated series, which debuted in March 2008 on The CW’s now-defunct Kids’ WB! programming block, moved to Disney XD for its second season. Episodes from the first season also stream on Marvel’s website.

It’s unclear what this, and the Disney-Marvel deal, will mean to the future of the show.

“A number of folks at Marvel have said kind things about the show in the past,” Weisman tells IGN.com, “but as you can imagine they have a LOT on their plates right now, so no one’s talked to me about any potential pick-ups since the world turned a bit upside-down. What hasn’t changed, I imagine, is that we’re still waiting to hear whether Disney XD even WANTS a new season. If Disney XD decides they don’t want any episodes, it’s no longer likely that we’d shop the series around to XD’s competitors. So any decision begins at XD, I would think. And before you ask, no, nobody at Disney has talked to me about the series. “

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hopefully when things and the shock of what has happen settle down no doubt one o f of the first things xd will do is give the okay for hate to have the show be the first casiulty of the house of mouse and house of ideas new marriage

…. Anyone have any idea what chad is insinuating at all? Something about hate and “casualties.”

Yeah, chad, I’m sorry, man, but can you clarify? And just a friendly suggestion: Do some editing of your posts before clicking “Publish”. Unless, of course, English is not your first language, in which case, no worries.

I took his post to mean that once the dust settles on the Marvel acquisition, one of the first things Disney XD will do is renew The Spectacular Spider-Man. He’d hate to see the show be the first casualty of the purchase.

Disney should fork ouit some cash to buy back the X-men, Spier-Man and Fantastic four movie rights..

imagine how good those movies would be if they where made by Marvel Studios instead :P

This is the best animated Marvel series since the X-Men and Spider-Man ones of the ’90s. I can’t see them canceling it.

Disney XD hasn’t even finished airing the second season yet, and I don’t think they’re going to start airing the rest of the season until October. They may way until season two is almost over before they make a decision about season three.

Damn..
I really need to lean how to spell :p

So, does this mean TV rights for ALL the Spider-Man series? Does this mean we could finally, maybe see Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends on DVD…?

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