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Before MCU Announced Avengers: Secret wars, Iconic 1994 ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series’ Had Already Made a Banger Adaptation of Legendary Comic Book Arc

Secret wars Spider Man The Animated Series

Since its grand finale in Avengers: Endgame, the MCU has been through a tumultuous period. It had some great hits in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: No Way Home, while also having many duds in Black Widow and Thor: Love and Thunder.

Avenger: Endgame
Thanos was first featured in the credits of Avengers (2012).

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Many fans feel the universe is lacking cohesion since it doesn’t have a big bad like Thanos before. Despite the next main villain, Kang the Conqueror set up thanks to the end of Loki, the threat to the characters isn’t palpable.

Spider-man’s legacy in Marvel’s animated history

One of the most iconic adaptations of Spider-Man on-screen, Spider-Man: The Animated Series aired from 1994 to 1998. The series was well received by critics and the audience, it was praised for adapting many storylines from the comics and showcasing Spider-Man rogues gallery extensively.

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Spider-Man: The Animated Series was produced by the newly formed Marvel Films Animation.

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Praised for being the best adaption of Spider-Man to date by many fans, it has dealt with many storylines, within the Spider-Man comics as well as other properties as well. One of the most important ones was the adaptation of Secret Wars comics.

90s Spider-Man in Secret Wars

Going by the name Comics Alliance, the YouTube channel released a video on Spider-Man: The Animated Series version of Secret Wars. The animated version stuck to some key elements such as including the celestial Beyonder and a planet called Battleworld.

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Secret Wars event was an important cross-over event for Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

But since the animated series was called Spider-Man, the show mainly focused on the web-crawler, thus reducing the roster of superheroes. The show only included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men’s Storm, and the Fantastic Four.

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While continuing to take many liberties, many characters from Fantastic Four took a major role in the event, including Doctor Doom. This could mean the much-awaited Fantastic Four movie will play a far bigger role in expanding the role of MCU.

Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to release in November 2025.

Source: Nerdist

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.