Drake Bell talked about Ultimate Spider-Man, meeting a Spider-Man fan, and much more in his interview with Marvel. Drake Bell voices Peter Parker/Spider-Man on Ultimate Spider-Man. He’s also known for his role on Drake and Josh and his music career amongst other things.
The interview started off with discussing Drake’s upcoming film, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy. However, it didn’t take long for them to talk about Ultimate Spider-Man!
In the interview, Marvel asked Drake asked about being the longest running Spider-Man, and here’s what he had to say:
Drake Bell: It’s nuts to me. Like I said, growing up being a huge comic book fan, I loved Spider-Man. I remember that I used to go into my brother’s room when he’d go to school and I’d sneak his comic books out and read them and try to put them back exactly how they were so he wouldn’t know that I had touched them. He had all these awesome Spider-Man comics and I loved the character growing up. Of course I loved the Tobey [Maguire] movies, and then being able to go into the booth and play Spider-Man and be like “Oh my god, this is crazy. I’m playing Spider-Man.” But then when you see it, because it takes about nine months for you to finally see the episode that you recorded; when I finally saw the first episode it blew my mind. When you’re in the booth and you don’t get to see it, you’re like “Okay. I’m Spider-Man. I get it. I’m playing a super hero.” But when you see it, you’re like, “Holy crap, I’m Spider-Man! This is one of the most iconic super hero characters of all time and you can hear my voice coming out of him.” This is a trip. It’s so cool.
Drake even offered advice to anyone who ever plays Spider-Man with saying “Just have fun with it”, and reminding us that after all Peter Parker/Spider-Man is just a kid.
Go to Marvel.com to read the full interview! It’s pretty rad.
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