The Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, scheduled to debut on Disney XD in fall 2011, already boasts Brian Michael Bendis (writer of all 145 issues and counting of both iterations of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book) as a writer and producer, plus the “Man of Action” team of Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven Seagle and Duncan Rouleau on board as writers and executive producers.
As if things could get any more appealing, today MTV’s Splash Page blog broke news that perennial fan-favorite writer Paul Dini will also be on the show’s creative team. The very same Paul Dini that was an integral part of Batman: The Animated Series, considered by many to be the pinnacle of superhero animation. (Not to mention his work on Superman, Justice League and Lost.) No one would blame you for getting excited right now.
The Splash Page interview with Dini also gives the most details that have thus far been released on the show — Dini says “We’re going to change a few things — nothing too dramatically,” and that “there are elements that are going to come directly from the comics, and there are elements that are just going to take it into an entirely new and different direction.” Read it in full here.