Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first look at the upcoming new animated Disney series; Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, which follows the adventures of Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacy. The three wall crawlers are also joined in the series by Hulk, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Rhino, Green Goblin, and Doc Ock.
EW talked with the series’ theme song creator, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump regarding how he approached the creation of the theme.
“I came in with decades of being a Marvel nerd. But I was like, well, this is probably going to be the first time a lot of kids in this generation are going to see an iteration of Spider-Man. What does that mean? There’s so much history behind that.”
Stump says his inspiration for the theme came from previous Spider-Man-related themes.
“In my head, I was like, ‘Okay, you’ve got the ’60s Spidey cartoon, with its surf rock theme. “You’ve got the ’90s cartoon, which has a little bit more of a metal, hard rock thing. Then there are the scores. There’s the Danny Elfman score, the Horner score, the Michael Giacchino score. All of those things were swirling around my head in like one minute, you know, and I just sat down and had this explosion of inspiration. Then I just had to scramble to get to the studio to lay it all down. I was so excited at that point.”
Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends is set to premiere later this summer on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.