Marvel has finally confirmed if Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an MCU

. Last updated: July 28, 2022

Marvel Studios head of streaming Brad Winderbaum confirmed in an interview whether Spider-Man: Freshman Year will be legal for the MCU.

San Diego Comic Con 2022 gave Marvel fans some great announcements like the exclusive trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Marvel fans in attendance also received more information about upcoming Marvel animated shows, such as I Am Groot and Spider-Man: Freshman Year.

Now that SDCC 2022 is underway, Marvel has confirmed whether or not Spider-Man: Freshman Year will be the MCU plot, answering many of the big questions on everyone’s mind.

Is Spider-Man: Freshman Year canon for the MCU?


Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an animated show on Disney+ that follows Peter Parker in high school.

In a interview According to, Marvel Studios head of streaming Brad Winderbaum confirmed that Spider-Man: Freshman Year will not be a typical MCU plot.

According to Winderbaum, Year 1 will still take place before the events of Captain America: Civil War, but it will diverge at a key point from the story that fans know from the MCU.

Fans will probably remember Peter coming home from collecting a broken Blu-ray player, only to meet Tony Stark at his New York apartment.

Well, according to Winderbaum “…because of what’s happening in the multiverse due to new and random events, it’s not Tony Stark that’s waiting for him out there. This is Norman Osborn…”

Tom Holland in Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Tom Holland will not return to voice Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Freshman Year.

Of course, thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans have already seen Norman Osborn in the MCU, although that version of Norman Osborn was also part of the multiverse.

Winderbaum goes on to explain that this meeting with Osborne “sends [Peter’s] Life takes an unexpected path that brings him into contact with many unexpected characters in the Marvel Universe.

As such, the first year seems to lean more towards what would have been a Marvel TV show, taking interesting concepts and expanding on them without affecting the overall MCU plot.

Fans already know that Tom Holland won’t be voicing Peter Parker in the first year of the year, so it looks like this new Spider-Man show will definitely have to build its own identity in relation to the MCU when it lands on Disney+ in 2024.

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