Disney XD and Marvel are celebrating Halloween early this year with an all new ‘Ultimate Spider-Man‘ special on October 5, 2013. Titled ‘Ultimate Spider-Man and the Howling Commandos’, the new hour long special will see fan favorite Marvel characters Blade and Man-Thing, as well as Frankenstein’s Monster, the Living Mummy, and Werewolf by Night all teaming up together for the first time against Dracula. As a huge fan of Marvel, and especially that supernatural side of the universe, I couldn’t be more excited to see Blade and Man-Thing making their debut on the show, and being introduced to a whole new generation of Marvel fans. I’m also really excited to hear Terry Crewes as Blade, because he’s one actor I always enjoy when he’s in things, and I think he’s a perfect fit for the character. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the special.
The special will air on October 5, at 9pm/8c. Are you excited to for ‘Ultimate Spider-Man and the Howling Commandos’? Let me know in the comments below, and check out the full press release below.
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man makes its Disney Channel debut in a special one-hour Halloween event, Saturday, October 5 at 9pm/8c. This brand new prime time animation special features a never-before-seen team-up with Blade, the fan favorite vampire hunter; Jack Russell aka Werewolf by Night; The Living Mummy; Frankenstein’s Monster and Man-Thing. United together in animation for the first time, Spider-Man and his monstrous allies take on one of the biggest Halloween villains of all time, Dracula!
This landmark Marvel event also features a star-studded voice cast, including Disney Channel star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie) as Jack Russell; Terry Crews (The Expendables) as Blade; and Oded Fehr (The Mummy) as The Living Mummy.
“This is the biggest event in Ultimate Spider-Man history,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “We’ve brought Spidey together with our greatest Supernatural heroes and some of the hottest names to voice them. We’re hoping families turn down the lights and turn up the volume for our spookiest special yet, courtesy of Ultimate Spider-Man!”
The episode will re-air the following week within the weekly Marvel Universe block on Disney XD, on Sunday, October 13 at 11am/10c.
Fans can get a sneak peek at part one of the one-hour Halloween special with free download on iTunes beginning Monday, September 30.