Opening the Marvel Animation panel by having a conversation with Venom was just another day at work for svp, Animation & Family Entertainment, Cort Lane. It turns out, Venom’s guest appearance was a precursor to many big reveals at this year’s D23 Expo. Joining Lane onstage were Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Kathreen Kavari, Ben Pronsky, and Mae Catt.

To kick off the Spidey-fest, Burke and Wyatt explained how using the voice talents of actors Robbie Daymond (Spider-Man) and Scott Menville (Doc Ock) helped to incorporate the Superior Spider-Man arc into the show, Marvel’s Spider-Man. “When they did the story in publishing, they didn’t have to deal with the problem of—what does this sound like,” explained Burke.

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