SDCC 2014: Marvel Announces GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Animated Series
Still from Ultimate Spider-Man animated series
With high praise coming from early screenings, Marvel looks to be doubling down on Guardians of the Galaxy. At Saturday's Marvel Animation panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014, a one minute test reel was shown for an upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.
The 60-second clip opens on a rainy, futuristic city skyline that drills down into Rocket Raccoon attempting to out-running a floating probe shooting lasers. Rocket jumps off a tall structure and rolls through to meet his pursuer with guns drawn and destroys the probe. An off-screen voice becks Rocket, saynig "Hey fuzzy!" before revealing itself to be Star-Lord. Rocket Raccoon turns to face Star-Lord, and is met with Peter Quill saying "if we're going to be hanging out together you're going to need bigger blasters." The scene then faded out to be replaced by the Guardians of the Galaxy logo.
Marvel Animation Senior Vice President Eric Radomski said the team will be in the upcoming series of all three of their current animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Avengers Assemble and Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. -- with the company going so far as to air the Ultimate Spider-Man episode out of order to "get [the Guardians] into the minds of everybody who might not know about them."
Marvel also formally announced second season renewals for Hulk & the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assemble, which are set to begin airing this fall.