Disney XD has ordered a third season of the Emmy-nominated animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, set to premiere next spring.

The series follows teenager Peter Parker navigating life as web-slinging hero Spider-Man. The third season, Spider-Man: Maximum Venom, will see the spidey hero pitted against Venom to save humanity. According to a release announcing the news, in season three, Spider-Man is “pushed to his breaking point when Venom summons an earth-shattering threat from its home planet.”

“We are excited to have Spider-Man and Venom leading this brand-new chapter,” says Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming and general manager for Disney XD, in a statement. “These two characters are fan favorites, and the Marvel Animation team has delivered a smart, action-packed season for a new generation. We’re grateful for the opportunity to further expand the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man with Venom and continue fresh, heroic storytelling with this third season order.”

Cort Lane, senior vice president for Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, teases that this season will create the most epic conflict in Marvel Animation history.

“We planted the seeds in two seasons of Marvel’s Spider-Man and three seasons of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but you don’t need to have watched them to be blown away by this colossal confrontation,” he says. “While a ton of guest heroes will be on hand, Peter Parker’s special link to Venom makes him the only hero who can tip the scales to save humanity.”

While season three won’t air until next spring, new season-two episodes will resume on the network and DisneyNOW app this September. Season two will be back with a five-part “Superior Spider-Man” arc where Doctor Octopus has taken over Spider-Man’s body, using spidey senses to further his nefarious agenda.

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