SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Showrunner John Semper Jr. Is Ready To Return For SPIDER-MAN '94 Revival

SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Showrunner John Semper Jr. Is Ready To Return For SPIDER-MAN '94 Revival SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Showrunner John Semper Jr. Is Ready To Return For SPIDER-MAN '94 Revival

John Semper Jr. was in charge of Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s and has confirmed he's ready and willing to revive the show, X-Men '97-style, if Marvel Studios comes calling. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Mar 01, 2024 04:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man (Animated)
Source: Toonado.com

Spider-Man: The Animated Series remains a beloved classic in the eyes of fans and, for many '90s kids, it was their introduction to the web-slinger. With X-Men: The Animated Series getting a revival on Disney+ courtesy of this month's X-Men '97, could "Spider-Man '94" eventually follow?

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man is already on the way (the show will explore Peter Parker's early years as Spidey in an MCU-like reality) and, because of that, it seems unlikely. Spider-Man: The Animated Series is also believed to be bogged down in rights issues. 

Recently, showrunner John Semper Jr. was asked whether he'd like to continue that Spider-Man's story; as many of you will recall, the show ended on a pretty major cliffhanger with Mary Jane Watson still missing and the Spider-Verse even in play.

"All they have to do is call me," he teased on X. "I'm here, and I'd certainly consider doing it."

In the first trailer for X-Men '97, a copy of The Daily Bugle was spotted which reiterated that the show takes place in the same world as Spider-Man: The Animated Series. If nothing else, we can't help but wonder whether Spidey will eventually show up in the revival thanks to Marvel Studios' relationship with Sony Pictures.

"Well, it feels spectacular," Semper Jr. told us in 2022 about the love Spider-Man: The Animated Series continues to receive. "I am, right at this moment, very happy to be me [Laughs]. I do get wonderful feedback from fans. Just about every other day I get an email or a letter out of the blue from someone saying about what the series meant to them."

"I always hoped the show would have longevity and an impact down the line, and that people would appreciate the kind of drama we brought. It was threading that needle of appealing to fans, older people, and introducing Spider-Man to a new generation of kids who were totally unfamiliar with him."

As for a possible revival, he added, "I don’t think that the politics of the situation will allow for the 90s Spider-Man series to be revived. If they did revive it, I don’t know if I’d get to be involved."

"I was in a very good position because I was really able to have a lot of creative control over that show after episode 13 or 14. I don’t know if I’d ever have that situation again, so it would really make it a different kind of thing."

Would you like to see Spider-Man '94 become a reality? Let us know in the comments section below.

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ChrisRed - 3/1/2024, 4:55 AM
A continuation of Spider-Man TAS would be great. MJ, Gobby, Venom and Carnage all deserve to have proper endings to their stories.

That said, I'd much rather have a 3rd season of Spectacular Spider-Man.
Toecutter - 3/1/2024, 5:32 AM
@ChrisRed -

mastakilla39 - 3/1/2024, 11:38 AM
@ChrisRed - Don't know if we need it. Too many spider-man cartoon shows since 94. Xmen 97 is special because we barely get anything x-men related as disney was being assholes about the property becuz they didn't own it.
ChrisRed - 3/1/2024, 12:28 PM
@mastakilla39 - I would argue that we do need it. All Spider-Man cartoons since Spectacular has been terrible.
Matchesz - 3/1/2024, 4:55 AM
Chameleon will come out as non binary
abd00bie - 3/1/2024, 6:01 AM
@Matchesz - Why do people do this? No one said anything and you're just saying it to generate hate, just don't. No one is pushing any agenda except those who keep bringing it up, it's tiring.
NubaX - 3/1/2024, 6:23 AM
@abd00bie - Why so defensive? You KNOW its true. Its a crude statement but very factual. It IS an agenda. They have been pushing harder and harder for the entirety of this generation.

They will most certainly find a way to"woke" it. Its simly a matter of who and how much.
DarkeyeZ - 3/1/2024, 6:35 AM
@abd00bie - You are right. Disney doesn't push any agenda, it's these "anti-diversity" that just see agendas whenever something doesn't involve a straight white male. It's sad and pathetic. But, on the other hand, the more these people say things like this, the more it gets brought to light how many people think like this and it garners sympathy for the LGBT+, BLM and Woke movements, so, at least these idiots that spread negativity online have some use after all. I saw more news about The Marvels than any other movie in the past year, just because people couldn't stop talking about it...and...well..a views a view.
dagenspear - 3/1/2024, 7:11 AM
@Matchesz - You seem like you're looking forward to it.
Origame - 3/1/2024, 7:44 AM
@abd00bie - you say this, yet this exact thing happened in x men 97.

And don't tell me they aren't pushing agenda when you brought it up purely from his example. He never mentioned anything about an agenda.
bobevanz - 3/1/2024, 7:53 AM
@Matchesz - go be a fascist somewhere else
Matchesz - 3/1/2024, 9:46 AM
@dagenspear - they love to subvert expectations with really everything else when it would’ve made the fans happy, but this is the one thing we can for certainly expect for some reason.
Comicmoviejunki - 3/1/2024, 11:15 AM
@abd00bie - wake up man. Wake TF up!
kg8817 - 3/1/2024, 12:31 PM
@dagenspear - You seem like you’re scared of it beta boy.
dagenspear - 3/1/2024, 2:49 PM
@kg8817 - Are you okay?
dagenspear - 3/1/2024, 3:03 PM
@DarkeyeZ - Agendas exist. Everyone has their own interests and things they want and all that. Maybe wokeness is what Disney wants, but what they're presenting is poorly written. I think people who have such paranoia about wokeness may use that as a catch all for the writing problems. Rey's character in TLJ may be symptom of it, but her worse writing in that is caused by RJ's drive to have her hump Kylo's leg and be in service of him and Luke, which is very much not feminist as I understand it. Luke sucks, but he has stuff going on however weak the writing is. Rey may be OP, but she's also somehow someway written less feminist than any main female character in Star Wars movies and she's the main character. It's preposterous.

Look at Andor. That has way more things that some of those people may consider woke than anything really Disney has done in their Star Wars movies and even some of the anti woke/diversity people like it, so clearly what you said here isn't really that true in anything they like or whatever. That shows, to me, that what some of them may really want is strong writing and they throw around political buzzword nonsense when they don't get it, instead of just pointing out the poor writing.

Stuff like this I think may go like that on both political sides. Like this post, insulting people, which LORD willing, isn't morally better than what they do/isn't right.
HashTagSwagg - 3/1/2024, 4:56 AM
They'll get him back just to replace him with Miles by the end of the first episode.
DarkeyeZ - 3/1/2024, 6:30 AM
@HashTagSwagg - THIS would be a great idea
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 5:20 AM
Was a fan of Spidey '94 but it couldn't touch how great X-Men the animated series was. I'd be up for them reviving Spidey though.

As far as rights issues, The Wonder Years was entangled in rights issues forever, mostly due to the various music of the times in each episode. No DVDs available except for bootleg copies. It took a long time, but the show eventually saw the light of day for purchase and now it's streaming online.

My point being, if they really want it done, they can revive Spidey '94 eventually.
MotherGooseUPus - 3/1/2024, 7:45 AM
@lazlodaytona - i'm one of the few who think the opposite. Spidey was better than the Xmen, but i enjoyed both... however, neither of them come close to as great as Batman: TAS or JLU
bobevanz - 3/1/2024, 7:51 AM
@lazlodaytona - I'd say the later episodes for X-Men pale in comparison to Spider-Man TAS, in every way. Especially animation
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 9:16 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - Oh yeah. BTAS, JL, and JLU is the gold standard of superhero animation. The amazing, over-arching stories JLU had is really the best of any medium (comic books, animation, live TV and theatrical films) when it comes to the superheroes.
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 9:16 AM
@bobevanz - fair enough for sure
Arthorious - 3/1/2024, 10:21 AM
@lazlodaytona - gonna throw DC into the mix. Can we get a continuation for Batman Beyond or Static? Heck I would be happy to see another new Justice League show.
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 10:24 AM
@Arthorious - I'd love to see Static as a 6 episode show on MAX in the way Netflix did DD, Punisher, Iron Fist, and so on.

BB will have to be down the line.
FinnishDude - 3/1/2024, 10:37 AM
@bobevanz - Even at their worst-looking and cheapest days, X-Men didn't need to ever recycly old animation as much as Spider-Man did. Heck, I would be almost ready to bet real money on that if someone counted down every instance of X-Men recycling footage during the course of the whole show, it would still be less than Spider-Man did in one average post-season 1 episode.
TheVisionary25 - 3/1/2024, 5:56 AM
I wouldn’t mind a revival of this show honestly since I enjoyed what i had seen of it…

However if given the choice , I would rather get Spectacular Spider Man back too since that’s imo the best version of the character & his world outside the comics.
vectorsigma - 3/1/2024, 5:57 AM
My dream is to see the golden age of comics to be animated panel by panel like anime.

Imagine those spider-man or x-men runs. Why is that not happening in the US?
Origame - 3/1/2024, 7:46 AM
@vectorsigma - ego.
DarkeyeZ - 3/1/2024, 6:30 AM
now, it's been awhile since I saw this as a kid, but isn't this the series that changed Electro to be the Red Skulls son? if so, screw this series.
Himura - 3/1/2024, 11:12 AM
@DarkeyeZ - If you were a kid, I'm pretty sure you didnt care. I sure didnt.
CoHost - 3/1/2024, 6:42 AM
"I remember all my encounters with you Madame Web, and I want nothing to do with you."
FusionWarrior - 3/1/2024, 7:20 AM
Oh yes please, my Spidey Sense is tingling!
MotherGooseUPus - 3/1/2024, 7:46 AM
This show was better than the X-Men. there, i said it. But i liked both
bobevanz - 3/1/2024, 7:53 AM
I'm still hoping we get Christopher Daniel Barnes in the spiderverse sequel, I'm hoping this is a swerve. You let spectacular spider-man have a cameo, where's his?!
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