It looks like the rumor we published couple weeks ago, regarding Marvel cancelling avengers Earth's mightiest heroes tv series in order to replace it with another Avengers cartoon, is pretty much confirmed.
According to a forbes article, detailing Marvel's 5 year plan of avengers media, the comics company is planning a new Avengers TV series to premiere in 2013 (Like we reported) on Cartoon Network.
The article does not mention the cancellation of the current Earth Mightiest Heroes show, but it would be pointless to have two different Avengers cartoon on two networks. which pretty much confirms that the current (awesome and great) Avengers cartoon is, unfortunately, a goner.
From the forbes article: " To that end, Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series on the Cartoon Network in 2013."
The article was later updated to remove the "cartoon network part" changing the sentence to: " To that end, Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series on the in 2013."
Whether the show will air on Cartoon Network (unlikely) or DisneyXD(more likely) remains to be seen, but regarding the show itself, however, we were able to get some insider's info that you might want to take with a grain of salt. So, below are some key features of the 2013 Avengers TV Series:
- The show will start with the movie line-up. Which means Iron-man, Cap, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and widow.
- The show will be sharing the same universe of the current Ultimate spider-man cartoon and the upcoming Hulk Agents of SMASH.
- Ant-man will join the team later on the series.
- The animation will be a big selling point for the show. and will be made by MAS (the newly formed Marvel animation studio)
- The show will not be a continuation of the current Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- One of the big villains of the show will be Thanos, in order to promote the character for kids since he is rumored to feature in the second avengers movie.
We will keep you posted as soon we get our hands on more fresh info. Until then, i suggest you go watch and enjoy the Avengers more hitting theaters in few hours :-)