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,” 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 Entertainment’s popular super hero, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” 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.

“They gave us test drawings when we first came to record, and I used that for my inspiration, my basis for the choice of Vulture’s voice,” Englund said. “I sort of screech – he is a large bird, after all. Mostly I’ve been doing a lot of screaming as Vulture because, as fans know, he flies – and most of the time I’m chasing Spider-Man across the sky.”

The Spectacular Spider-Man debuts Saturday, March 8, at 10:00 AM EST.

via CW


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  1. Charro Ninja on

    Yean, the changee of look is better than I think, probably ‘coz everry bad guy in Marvel is green or orange and yeelow or purple.

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