Marvel Dubs Josh Keaton's Animated AVENGERS: EMH Spider-Man Stint With Drake Bell

Marvel Dubs Josh Keaton's Animated AVENGERS: EMH Spider-Man Stint With Drake Bell

Josh Keaton's role as Spider-Man in upcoming The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episodes has been dubbed over by Drake Bell, who voices the character in Ultimate Spider-Man.

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By James Harvey - 6/2/2012
Through Facebook, The Spectacular Spider-Man's Josh Keaton confirmed that we has recorded episodes of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes slated to debut later this year on Disney XD, including the upcoming "Along Came A Spider." However, international airing of "Along Came A Spider" disappointingly reveal that his work has been dubbed over by Ultimate Spider-Man's Drake Bell. Bell plays Spider-Man in the latest Spidey cartoon. Keaton confirmed as such, this earlier this weekend, as seen in the image below.

To sum it up, Josh Keaton, who played Spider-Man on The Spectacular Spider-Man, reprised the role for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and has actually recorded multiple appearances for upcoming episodes. But all of those appearances were redubbed with voice work from Ultimate Spider-Man's Drake Bell, coordinated by executives at Marvel Television. Suffice it to say, fans are outraged about the changed and are hoping to find ways to get this fixed.

For more details, check out the The Spectacular Spider-Man Facebook page:
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MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 4:40 AM
StuckInPanels - 6/2/2012, 4:44 AM
MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 4:47 AM
this is why I don't like Drake as Spider-man, it's like marvel is trying to force his voice down our throats. Marvel is really pissing me off when it comes to cartoons now.
GreenieGobbie - 6/2/2012, 4:59 AM
You took the words straight out of my mouth (literally, I said this a while ago to myself when I first read this article, it's an odd coincidence that you had the same thought O_o). Yeah, Josh Keaton was better as Peter/Spidey than Bell. Damn. :/
mgeoff88 - 6/2/2012, 5:09 AM
Wait, Drake Bell is the voice of Spider-Man on Ultimate Spider-Man, as in the guy from Drake & Josh? I had no idea.

Wow, that really sucks. I liked Josh Keaton as Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon and Beenox's SM games.

Spider-Man is my second favorite superhero right after Superman. I was really looking forward to him appearing on TA:EMH. I'm not so much now.
BarnaclePete - 6/2/2012, 5:24 AM
You cares? Why wouldn't they do this? Obviously they want to push the new show and want kids to recognize him as the same character. This is not a big deal.
Homunculus97 - 6/2/2012, 5:32 AM
Josh Keaton is THE Spider-man and they dub him over with Drake Bell ? It would be like dubbing Kevin Conroy with Diedrich Bader >:(
( Well Diedrich is good in other roles but no one can beat KC ! )
ArcticMonkeys - 6/2/2012, 5:47 AM
I don't get why marvel would do something like this.
Was it in order too have some sort of connection between
Ultimate and EMH? If that were the case then why have Adrian pasdar
For ultimate and Eric loomis for EMH (iron-man)? It makes no sense josh Keaton would've
Killed it. I would've personally preferred Chrostopher Daniel Barnes but josh is a great choice as well bad move for marvel on this part
MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 5:53 AM
@BarnaclePete they weren't thinking that when they introduce luke cage and iron fist as adults instead of kids making it more confusing than ever.
TerminatorMode - 6/2/2012, 6:02 AM
everything to be said has already been said but i still have to throw in that this sucks big time. it's like loeb having his fb page taken down wasn't even noticed.

it would also suck if avengers didn't get cancelled but somehow became a sister show to ultimate spider-man (inheriting their terrible, terrible characterization and plotlines of course) - don't you do it marvel!
jazzman - 6/2/2012, 6:27 AM
them rumors seem like its true
PredatorRIsing - 6/2/2012, 6:28 AM
Good! I'm glad we got Keaton for Avengers
xMichaelxScottx - 6/2/2012, 6:28 AM
This is probably a dumb moment here for me,but I thought Drake Bell played Spider-Man in the spectacular Spider-Man
MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 6:46 AM
I not even gonna watch "Along came a spider" I'll just skip it until I hear the right version. but hears the good part, J.K. simmons and Grey Delisle reprised their roles as JJJ and Betty Brant.
Lehnhart - 6/2/2012, 6:57 AM
I can't say this enough, but Spectacular and JKeaton are far greater than Ultimate and Drake Bell
TheGambitFreak - 6/2/2012, 7:09 AM
Oh well, he still has the TASM video game under his belt.

D117 - 6/2/2012, 10:40 AM
Such bullshit
StormLoganSummers - 6/2/2012, 10:45 AM
I'm not upset about this, but it's too bad they had Josh Keaton waste his time like that. But, the thing I don't get is that the Avengers EMH universe is separate from the Ultimate Spider-Man universe (at least I think it is), so why would Marvel want to use the same voice? And on a side note, "Along Came a Spider" is the title of X-Men #35, Spidey's second guest appearance.
ralfinader - 6/2/2012, 10:54 AM
That sucks for the dude, but at least he can make a joke about it.
masterhater - 6/2/2012, 10:56 AM
I like the ultimate spiderman. So I'm cool with Drake. No clue why u guys want the other guy so bad.
imnotahero - 6/2/2012, 10:59 AM

He must be stopped.
Billium3 - 6/2/2012, 11:00 AM
Wtf is this shit?! Way to ruin a great thing, Marvel.
luffycapri - 6/2/2012, 11:01 AM

Equivocal - 6/2/2012, 11:15 AM
why is Marvel trying too hard to screw Spidey sooooooo bad ??????

first we got that crap called Spiderman 3, then we got another piece of SHíT in form of BND, then they cancel one of the BEST cartoon versions Ever, The Spectacular Spidermn ??????????

is joe quezad_illa involved in this ????
retr0g0dfather - 6/2/2012, 11:29 AM
Young Justice is way better than both of these Marvel shows.
SkywayTraffic - 6/2/2012, 11:35 AM
Are you [frick]ing kidding me with this shit?

Ultimate Spider-Man is the worst [frick]ing superhero cartoon ever and it has a lot to do with the fact that Drake is the worst voice actor of all time. (It has a lot to do with the shitty writing too, but that's neither here nor there).

[frick] this man. [frick] what they're doing to their animated line-up. Idiots.
DeadHubris - 6/2/2012, 11:36 AM
In the words of Daran Norris, DINKLEBERG!
MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 11:36 AM

CaptainObvious - 6/2/2012, 11:37 AM
Just when I thought they were done screwing over Spectacular Spider-Man.
manymade1 - 6/2/2012, 11:38 AM
Actually guys, I saw the episode and it was actually very awesome. It actually proved to me that Bells a great choice for Spidey, he just has terrible dialogue to work with in Ultimate Spider-man.
nintendogamer75 - 6/2/2012, 11:39 AM
Are you kidding me Marvel?! Josh Keaton's voice was the only reason I looked very forward to those episodes! Hell when I heard Avengers is going to be a different universe from Ultimate Spider-Man, I was even more happy because that meant the return of Keaton! Just URGGGGGG.
novaprime - 6/2/2012, 11:47 AM
They traded a good peter, Spiderman voice for a shiity one
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 6/2/2012, 11:50 AM
WHAT THE HECK?????!!!!!! Somebody needs to do something about this. The fact that they are canceling emh is stupid enough, but now they are making Drake Bell voice Spidey??? He's already usm! And his voice as spidey sucks! Josh Keaton's spidey is the best. Marvel, or Disney, what ARE you doing.
mrHJK - 6/2/2012, 11:52 AM
Spectacular Spider-Man was awesome; unfortunately, Ultimate Spider-Man sucks... But Bell isn't bad, and honestly I don't care that much about the change.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 6/2/2012, 11:58 AM
I'M SO PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bark4Soul - 6/2/2012, 12:18 PM
retr0g0dfather - Keaton played some type of Spider-man ripoff villain on YJ earlier this year, it was creepy. I liked Keaton better as a spidey voice but this isn't a huge deal. I dunno, sucks for Keaton, hope he still got paid.
MidNightWind - 6/2/2012, 12:38 PM
ok I change my mind and decided to see the episode just to see what bell sounded like without ultimate spider-man dialouge. and to be honest, I still don't like it. maybe I'm just being a hater but I don't feel comfortable hearing it so yeah I'm still pissed.
MrBlueSky - 6/2/2012, 12:41 PM

superotherside - 6/2/2012, 12:46 PM
I hate you Marvel for ruining your TV shows.
BigK1337 - 6/2/2012, 12:57 PM

Couldn't said it better than myself. Show the voice change; big whoop, Drake Bell does a good impression of Spider-Man as Josh Keaton. Seriously, this is like comparing Bruce Greenwood to Kevin Conroy in terms of the better Batman.
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