Marvel Officially Cancels AVENGERS: EMH, Launches New Series
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Editor
Date: 12 June 2012 Time: 10:50 AM ET
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes officially ends after the current second season, in favor of a new animated series titled Marvel's Avengers Assemble launching in 2013. The news, announced on TVGuide.com, comes after speculation and rumor, and the announcement Monday that Ultimate Spider-Man had been renewed for a second season. Avengers Assemble joins Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. on the 2013 animation slate, with all three series "in the same world," according to TVGuide's interview with Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Marvel CCO Joe Quesada.
Loeb didn't have much to say about Avengers Assemble yet, except that it will "closely echoes the tone and the feel of the movie" world, and that Falcon will "be the eyes of the viewer" as the youngest member of the team. As for Hulk, the other "Agents" will be She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, and A-Bomb. Neither of the new Marvel Animation Studios programs actually have a network deal yet, but it's a safe bet that Disney XD, current home of Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, will stay home to the new Marvel series as well; Disney, of course, owns Marvel. The Avengers will be appearing again on Ultimate Spider-Man Season 2, and Curt Connors will become the Lizard in Season 2, as well, directly echoing the upcoming feature film, Amazing Spider-Man.