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Same heroes, new villains: Marvel's Spider-Man and The Avengers return with all-new seasons on Disney XD

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Mon, Jun 1st 2015 04:45 pm

Season three of "Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution" and season four of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6" to debut in 2016

Disney XD has ordered two new action-packed seasons of the popular animated series on the Marvel programming block - continuing the adventures of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" with "Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution" and introducing a new band of villains in "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6."

Produced by Marvel Television, both series promise to deliver the biggest, most explosive seasons yet with some of Marvel's most aspirational superheroes facing off against some of the greatest threats in the Marvel Universe.

Both of the new seasons are currently in production and slated to premiere in 2016 on Marvel on Disney XD.

In season three of "Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution," the Avengers are not only shocked by the return of a vengeful Ultron, but they also encounter new threats such as Baron Zemo, the Masters of Evil, the Inhumans, and the futuristic Kang the Conqueror. It's only with the help of heroes Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and Ms. Marvel that they have a chance of surviving an all-out Marvel superhero civil war.

In season four of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6," a confident Spider-Man feels like the ultimate hero after fighting alongside The Avengers and leading a team of heroes at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. However, when the wall-crawler discovers his greatest enemies - Doctor Octopus, Hydra and the all-new Sinister 6 - are working together to destroy him and S.H.I.E.L.D., he teams up with a special new team of Spiders, including Miles Morales, Agent Venom, Iron Spider and the mysterious new Scarlet Spider. Spider-Man and his new friends will need to use all of their power to overcome their greatest challenge yet.

"We're delighted that Disney XD is partnering with the world-class Marvel team to bring our viewers new installments featuring The Avengers and Spider-Man, some of the world's most iconic and engaging comic book characters," said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, programming and general manager, Disney XD. "In these new animated seasons, we are looking forward to even higher stakes, bigger threats and the trademark quality storytelling that Marvel is famous for."

"These series have been the heart and soul of Marvel Animation for several seasons and, thanks to Marc and his top-notch crew at Disney XD, we're thrilled to bring our fans more episodes of what they've been clamoring for," said Stephen Wacker, vice president, current series, Marvel Animation Studios. "It's a testament to the hard work and creative effort of our production and writing teams that Marvel's animation slate continues to roll onwards and upwards."

The "Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution" voice cast includes Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes") as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness") as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith ("Wreck-It Ralph") as Captain America, Travis Willingham ("Shelf Life") as Thor, Troy Baker ("Ultimate Spider-Man") as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey ("The Super Hero Squad Show") as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson ("The Game") as Falcon. Jeff Allen serves as supervising director, and Eugene Son and Dani Wolff serve as co-story editors on the series.

"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6" stars Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh") as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride ("Hawaii Five-0") as Nick Fury, Steven Weber ("Wings") as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans," "Ben 10") as Danny Rand, Ogie Banks ("Fatherhood") as Luke Cage, Misty Lee ("Batman: Arkham City") as Aunt May and recurring guest star Stan Lee ("Spider-Man") as Stan the Janitor. Alex Soto serves as supervising director, while Kevin Burke and Doc Wyatt serve as co-story editors.

Alan Fine ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Thor"), Dan Buckley ("Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."), Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Daredevil") and Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") will serve as executive producers on "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6" and "Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution," while Lee ("Spider-Man"), Eric Radomski ("Spawn"), Cort Lane ("The Super Hero Squad Show") and Wacker ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble") will serve as co-executive producers for both series.

2015 to date, "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" and "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors" are Disney XD's top two weekend original series in total viewers and across target demographics.

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, 12/29/14-5/24/15, most current, excludes repeats.

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