This weekend, while you’re watching the back to back episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man on the Kids’ WB!, pay close attention to the voice of the Vulture and you might find it hard to sleep at night.
In the premiere episode, “Survival of the Fittest,â€ summer is over for Peter Parker and school’s ready to start — both literally (it’s his junior year of high school), and in the real world of crime-fighting — as Spider-Man faces his first real challenge (The Enforcers) and his first real super-villain (Vulture). Victor Cook directed the script, which was written by Greg Weisman. Based on Marvel Entertainmentâ€™s popular super hero, â€œThe Spectacular Spider-Manâ€ is produced by Culver Entertainment, a Sony Pictures Television Company.
I’m actually looking forward to this incarnation of Spider-Man, as the last two outings of the animated wall crawler have left me feeling rather flat. Voice acting by some rather good talent doesn’t hurt the show either. Case in point – Robert Englund doing the voice of The Vulture.
â€œThey gave us test drawings when we first came to record, and I used that for my inspiration, my basis for the choice of Vultureâ€™s voice,â€ Englund said. â€œI sort of screech â€“ he is a large bird, after all. Mostly Iâ€™ve been doing a lot of screaming as Vulture because, as fans know, he flies â€“ and most of the time Iâ€™m chasing Spider-Man across the sky.â€
The Spectacular Spider-Man debuts Saturday, March 8, at 10:00 AM EST.