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Disney XD (ended 2009)

When will season 3 come out?

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    98slbrookes98

    [1]Aug 9, 2010
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    Does anyone know? Thanks.

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    frostbite200

    [2]Aug 9, 2010
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    .....Never
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    fonz574

    [3]Aug 24, 2010
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    Never. The show is canceled.

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    deliverence_ris

    [4]Aug 30, 2010
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    The show's creators were striving to reach 65 episodes. 26 episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man were produced in total.
    The series stopped production with a renewal dependent upon the ratings for season 2 on the U.S. Disney XD channel and the sales of the DVDs.If the third season were to have gone ahead, producer Greg Weisman stated that Scorpion and Hobgobblin would have made their appearances. On September 1, 2009, the television rights for Spider-Man were returned to Marvel by Sony. The effect this had on The Spectacular Spider-Man's future was unknown. At the time, President of Marvel Animation Eric Rollman further stated that "no decisions have been made either way" regarding the fate of the series.Newsarama reported that the series' cancellation occurred just afterThe Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in December 2009.
    On April 13, 2010, Marvel announced that a new series based on the Ultimate Spider-Man storyline will be aired on Disney XD in Fall 2011. On April 14, 2010, Tom Brevoot of Marvel Comics confirmed that The Spectacular Spider-Man has ended and will give way to the new series. The same day, Greg Weisman told IGN: "I've heard nothing directly from Marvel, but I think the Ultimate Spider-Man announcement makes it fairly clear that Spectacular is over." Marvel Animation and Sony also commented on this to Marvel Animation Age, confirming that the series has ceased production.
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    hankgillette

    [5]Sep 18, 2010
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    This has got to be one of the stupidest decisions ever. They cancel one of the best animated cartoon superhero series ever, only to announce plans to start one again with the same character. They could have continued the present series, a known quantity, with a writing staff already assembled and a show-runner who had great ideas about where to take the direction of the show.


    For a show that they didn't like well enough to renew, Disney is certainly airing it often enough on their XD cable channel.

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    frostbite200

    [6]Sep 21, 2010
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    That's because Sony owns the designs for TSSM and the handed the rights to an animated Spider-man show back to Marvel/Disney. So for it to continue they'd have to make a deal to buy the designs and it looks like Marvel/Disney rather make their own show. I do recall them saying that Sony were allowed to make DTV with TSSM but they weren't interested.
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    98slbrookes98

    [7]Apr 6, 2011
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    It's a shame they changed their minds about a third season.

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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [8]Jan 14, 2012
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    Pity. I was looking forward to seeing the new designs for Hobgoblin and Scorpion. Would they have looked more like the classic or the Ultimate Spider-Man models, do you think?

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