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Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Freshman Year absence sparks voice actor talk

Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an anticipated new animated project from Marvel Studios, which will show the character of Peter Parker during his early stages of being Spider-Man.

On the back of recent news that Tom Holland would not be reprising his role as the web-slinger in the animated series, fans are now discussing who will be voicing Spidey in the series.

Written by Jeff Trammel, who will also serve as an executive producer on the series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year is confirmed to star the character of Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil, which will see Charlie Cox reprising his role.

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Tom Holland will not be in Spider-Man: Freshman Year

The Illuminerdi confirmed from sources that Tom Holland would not be returning to voice Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Freshman Year.

Holland did not return to voice the character in the What If…? series either, which is thought to be down to scheduling or budgetary conflicts.

Fans are also waiting to hear if Holland will be a part of the rumored Spider-Man 4 project, which should grace either Phase 5 or 6 of the MCU.

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Marvel fans have their say about possible voice actors

Despite Tom Holland not lending his voice to the project, fans still had a few ideas on who could voice Peter Parker.

One name that was discussed was Josh Peck, with one fan claiming that this casting would be perfect.

Another name that popped up was Josh Keaton, who actually voiced Captain America in Marvel’s What If…? series – who was a favoured choice over Peter Parker’s voice actor Hudson Thames.

Everything we know about Spider-Man: Freshman Year

Firstly, we know that Freshman Year is going to serve as a prequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, meaning the narrative does exist within the MCU.

Alongside confirmed voice actor Charlie Cox, who will be returning to play Daredevil, Paul F. Tompkins has also been confirmed to voice the villain Bentley Wittman, a.k.a. the Wizard.

Other characters confirmed to appear in Peter Parker’s origin story are Aunt May, Doctor Octopus, Norman Osborn, Harry Osborn, Doctor Strange, Scorpion, and Nico Minoru, who will play Peter’s best friend.

Furthermore, the animated series has already been greenlit for a second season, revealed during Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con panel, which will be titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Spider-Man: Freshman Year is scheduled to release in 2024 on Disney Plus.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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