UPDATED Rumor: Marvel cancelling Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes in favor a new show inline with Ultimate Spider-man

UPDATED Rumor: Marvel cancelling Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes in favor a new show inline with Ultimate Spider-man

UPDATED: Rumor has it that Jeph Loeb, the newly appointed head of Marvel Animation is cancelling the successful Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes Tv series in favor of a new one.

Fans of the successful ongoing Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes TV Series are about to be disappointed. As my sources have confirmed to me, Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Animation studios, has cancelled the currently successful series in favor of a new Avengers Cartoon that will be produced by Marvel's newly acquired studio (MAS) and will be inline with and in the same universe as the currently airing Ultimate Spider-man cartoon.

My sources have also added that not to expect an official announcement until the fall, as Marvel does not want ratings to drop for the second season of Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes which has just started on April 1st and is being met with a tremendous positive response.

Apparently, the initial plan of the new Avengers show consist of only self contained, standalone, episodes as opposed to story arcs, as Loeb has made it very clear that he dislikes TV show stories to run across several episodes. The new Show will be on air by Fall 2013.

The Avengers Earth Mightiest heroes is currently one of the most successful series on Disney XD, and was met with very positive response from fans of all ages. Unfortunately, much like the great Spectacular Spider-man series, the show will be cancelled in favor of a new cartoon that seems to be addressed to younger children like the currently, not so positively met, Ultimate Spider-man.

More insider news regarding Ultimate spider-man will follow in the next few days. Stay tuned on my Marveltv blog on comicbookmovie.com


I found the following Jeph Loeb qoutes from 2 interviews regarding a 3rd season for Avengers EMH:

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: The animated AVENGERS is finished, right? There’s no season three currently in production.

JEPH LOEB: I can only tell you that we’re committed to The Avengers universe and that’s as far as I can go.

A second interview from Toonzone had the below quote:

TOONZONE NEWS: In light how The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes started development before the Disney acquisition some years back and it was animated by another studio, will this be the final season of the show and will a new animated series be made instead?

JEPH LOEB: We have big plans for The Avengers.

TOONZONE NEWS: So do you think the show will get a third season?

JEPH LOEB: I can just tell you we have big plans for The Avengers and that's all I can tell you right now.

Both the above quotes makes it clear that Marvel is committed to the Avengers franchise on TV but not avengers earth Mightiest heroes. Which is in line with our sources, as there will be avengers on TV but not Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes.


I have also contacted both Joshua Fine and Chris Yost, writers and producers of Avengers Earth Mightiest heroes, and both confirmed to us that they have not heard anything about a 3rd season.

Me: Any chances avengers EMH would get a 3rd season?

Joshua Fine: I can't really answer that question as I don't know what conversations have happened there, in the year since I left Marvel.

Chris Yost: i am not involved in such decisions. i just write.

Update 4:

I found the below comment from Jeph Loeb to www.collider.com where Jeph basically confirms that Ultimate spider-man will not have over reaching arcs like Avengers and that was his decision:

LOEB: That’s certainly something that we’re talking about. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has a tremendous following. One of the things that’s very unique about that show is that it was at a time prior to my coming in. It is a very serialized show, and there are a lot of characters. What we wanted to do with Spider-Man, and going forward, was to tell stories that are individualized. Obviously, we want everybody to watch the show every week, but we also know that people’s time is often taken. So, DVR the show, but if you’re not going to do that, the idea is that you will be able to catch up. I don’t ever want anybody to sit down on Sunday mornings at 11 o’clock and suddenly feel like, “Well, I lost the last three episodes, so I don’t really know what’s going on.” The only thing that is a two-parter is the pilot, which will actually be shown in its entirety on Sunday, April 1st.

It is also interesting to note that the second half of Avengers EMH season 2 will have only self contained episodes, since Jeph took control over marvel animation when only 13 episodes of season 2 we made, hence the second half of the season (the part under his helm) will contain only stand alone episodes.
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TomSummers - 4/17/2012, 5:17 AM
If this is actually true and they cancel one of the best Marvel cartoons in literally decades, it truly proves that Marvel has no clue what they are doing. But hey, they already successfully killed the best Spider-Man cartoon in years. So it wouldn't be surprising.
GrandMaster - 4/17/2012, 5:21 AM
they wont
Dynamo - 4/17/2012, 5:29 AM
OMG if they do this...
Mrcool210 - 4/17/2012, 5:30 AM
NO [frick] NO [frick] NO [frick] NO [frick] NO [frick] LOEB AND [frick] DISNEY (if this is true of course)
JordanKing - 4/17/2012, 5:31 AM
Are they nuts? EMH is leagues better than this new Spider-man crap.
Mrcool210 - 4/17/2012, 5:34 AM
GrandMaster - 4/17/2012, 5:36 AM
idk if anyone else feels this but this show kind of reminds me of jlu...........and thats a good thing
bigkev12 - 4/17/2012, 5:54 AM
Ultimate Spiderman sux and now they want the avengers to suck as well, morons. Add Loeb to the other clowns who need a kick to the nuts
misner89 - 4/17/2012, 5:58 AM
[frick] dinsey xd
Bucht - 4/17/2012, 6:02 AM
There is no way that they would cancel a successful show just to try something new. Nobody is that stupid.
Also, I'm sure that EMH ratings will skyrocket after May 4th.
vtminer - 4/17/2012, 6:03 AM
This is unbelievable! I have a 5 year old and a 7 year old. They both love EMH, but think Ultimate Spider-Man is goofy. I was worried when Loeb took over Marvel's TV properties. Guess it was founded.
TXT56 - 4/17/2012, 6:11 AM
I think they got it backwards Maybe there gunna retool ultimate spider-man to fit emh!
TomSummers - 4/17/2012, 6:13 AM
Hey, better save than sorry. There have been several interviews, where no clear indication whatsoever, was given to the future of EMH. You'd think with a cartoon this good, we would have heard already news of it getting renewed for a 3rd Season. After all, before the crap that is known as Ultimate Spider-Man aired, they already announced that they ordered two Seasons. 2 Seasons of ADHD nonsense. But still no word on what's going to happen with EMH.

Then there's the fact that the people who have worked on EMH, were apparently replaced and Loeb "The Man of Mediocrity" took over the creative processes.
Ha1frican - 4/17/2012, 6:44 AM
@PatientZero No I'm pretty sure that's just his "up up and away" he can fly
Kalel219 - 4/17/2012, 6:44 AM
As a fan of USM, I'm ok with this :)
Ha1frican - 4/17/2012, 6:46 AM
EMH is great an Spider-man is awful, don't be this stupid Marvel
Wildaniel - 4/17/2012, 6:48 AM
This cannot be true. This show is AWESOME!!! Why would they want to cancel it and make another Avengers cartoon? It doesnt make any sense!!!
R888 - 4/17/2012, 6:54 AM

I love the show
MarkJulian - 4/17/2012, 6:58 AM
Yes, the ever elusive mystery source.
MassExecutions - 4/17/2012, 7:10 AM
I do not believe this for a second.
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 7:13 AM
big mistake just like when they cancelled wolverine & the x-men.

as for ultimate spider-man i've sat through three episodes of that show & its crap,once i've seen the venom episode i'm done with that shit.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 4/17/2012, 7:19 AM
The Avengers:EMH > Ultimate Spider-Man
LMB10 - 4/17/2012, 7:27 AM
SOmebody in the toy industry mentioned something liek this a while back. Shame. I really like EMH.
Duskbyday - 4/17/2012, 7:27 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm I'm not sure if this is entirely true. Why would Loeb criticise over arcing stories in series when Ultimate Spiderman is doing the exact same thing with the Norman Osborn/Doc Ock sub-plot?
TerminatorMode - 4/17/2012, 7:27 AM
yeah i'd rather ultimate spider-man be cancelled just so i wouldn't be compelled to watch it to get my spider-man fix in...even if it is an incredibly unsatisfactory indulgence

if this is true it almost sounds selfish (i dunno this for sure but i dont think he produces avengers while i know he is the executive producer of spider-man)- you'd think with all the talent behind ultimate it would be a little less lame
ghost157 - 4/17/2012, 7:31 AM
He can't do this. You don't just cancel a great tv show to make something more in line for a show that's dumb,goofy and most people don't like it. You already cancel two great Marvel shows because stupid decision making.
Spidey91 - 4/17/2012, 7:54 AM
they better not touch that show or I'm going all Hulk on their asses >:|
neonhero - 4/17/2012, 7:57 AM
Won't be surprised when this happens. I love Marvel, but they've already cancelled WATX and Spectacular Spider-Man for reasons unrelated to ratings or quality.

Now, I will go weep in a corner.
SotNatt - 4/17/2012, 8:00 AM

It's like they don't want people watching their shows or something.
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 8:06 AM
@ PatientZero

it hasn't aired yet,i believe the next couple of episodes of ultimate spider-man are taskmaster & venom episode.
AlSimmons - 4/17/2012, 8:07 AM
Loeb goes from being a crappy writer to a crappy creative director. Big surprise.
AlSimmons - 4/17/2012, 8:10 AM
It's very VERY stupid to cancel the show now that the Avengers movie is coming out. All of the characters that are in the show are in the movie (save for Hank, Janet, and T'Challa). Integrated marketing communications, man. IMC, man!! Did they teach you nothing!
Spidey91 - 4/17/2012, 8:21 AM
hy don't they just make toys of the ALREADY EXISTENT Avengers cartoon? if that's what they want,then they just should make a f*cking toyline of the awesome show they have NOW.
TerminatorMode - 4/17/2012, 8:27 AM
@marvel72 - the venom ep aired on sunday
Cerebro - 4/17/2012, 8:44 AM
That sucks
Seven23 - 4/17/2012, 8:47 AM
They need choice another more competent to replace this crappy director !!!!!
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 9:18 AM
@ TerminatorMode

i didn't know that,i'm gonna have to download it & then i'm done with the show.
MassExecutions - 4/17/2012, 9:31 AM

niknik - 4/17/2012, 10:00 AM
This idea is sooooo absolutely nonsensical that it simply CANNOT be true. No one, I repeat NO ONE is that stupid. Even if Disney animation studios wanted to take over production, they would not kill a successful series and then completely change the formula in favor of a new version based on a less successful show. They would simply buy out the lease (or let it run out) and take over the production. There's no way if this series continues to be as successful as it now is that they kill it. No way.

Just the fact that DisneyXD would be more than a little concerned about losing a high rated show for another in the mold of a low rated show should be enough to kabosh this idea. They ARE all about ratings you know because ratings = dollars.
TheActionAce - 4/17/2012, 10:06 AM

no F***ING way, this can be true
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