Is An Animated Series For Guardians Of The Galaxy In The Works?

Is An Animated Series For Guardians Of The Galaxy In The Works?

Could Marvel be planning an animated series for the Guardians as their film hits cinemas next year? Senior editor Stephen Wacker seems to hint at as much..

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By JordanKing - 7/8/2013


In the latest issue of the Marvel NOW! relaunched Guardians of the Galaxy series, senior editor Stephen Wacker teased in the fan-mail section of the book that discussions were happening at the Ultimate Spider-Man writing summit about a possible Guardians of the Galaxy animated series:

"Now, look, I can't officially confirm that we spent a LOT of time talking about the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon but wouldn't that HYPOTHETICALLY… be amazing?"

"Seriously though, don't ask me about it because it totally didn't happen."


Currently in the Marvel Animated Universe there is Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble both featured on Disney XD. Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H will also be arriving August 11th this year.

As the first feature film for the Guardians looms on the horizon, premiering an animated show in the same year would go along way in familiarizing audiences with this rag-tag team of space-Avengers, and as one of Marvel Studios riskiest moves yet, it can use all the help it can get.

The Guardians first appeared in animation form during an episode of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and will soon be making an appearance in Ultimate Spider-Man.
Source: Digital Spy
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TelaVizion - 7/8/2013, 7:03 AM
seems logical
TelaVizion - 7/8/2013, 7:04 AM
I can just picture all the merchandise for Rocket & Groot
TopCat89 - 7/8/2013, 7:15 AM
For me "Wolverine and the X-men" + "Avengers EMH" were the best comic animation series, since my favourites in the 90's "X-men TAS" + "Batman TAS" + "Spider-man TAS"

Getting my young niece into comic book characters atm, she doesn't like the new "Ultimate Spider-man" and "Avengers Assemble" animated series, yet loves the characters.
TopCat89 - 7/8/2013, 7:16 AM
Oh and yeah i'd love to give GOTG series a try haha
UltimateWarrior - 7/8/2013, 7:32 AM
The 90's Xmen cartoon was awesome, are you high? The 90's Spiderman, Superman and Batman cartoons are some of the best ever. I'm not excited at all about GoTG the movie, so I couldn't care less about a cartoon. I do know that Ultimate Spidey, Hulk Agents of SMASH and from what I've seen of Avengers Assemble all suck. I still can't believe GL and YJ were cancelled, though with how YJ S2 ended I'd be surprised if it wasn't brought back.
JordanKing - 7/8/2013, 7:37 AM
I recently saw the 3rd episode of Avengers Assemble, and although it was riddled with cliches, it still had its funny moments.

What we need to remember is that these aren't aimed to us, we have the movies and comics for that. This is for the younger generation who aren't too fussy about these little details.
sameoldthing - 7/8/2013, 7:38 AM
Seen the new Avengers Assemble toon yet?
You have..sorry for you.
You have not..your not missing anything.
Unless you like crap.

EMH was better,had style & was like comics.
Don't like having the Marvel Cinematic Universe shoved down our throats.
UltimateWarrior - 7/8/2013, 7:52 AM
Panther: While that is true, it's not that hard to make cartoons that older comic fans can enjoy. The 90's Batman, Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine & The XMen, Justice League/Unlimited, Young Justice, Green Lantern and Avengers EMH all prove that.
marvel72 - 7/8/2013, 8:05 AM
good way of getting your movie out there before the movie is released.
JordanKing - 7/8/2013, 8:11 AM
@OldGreg No, they just prove nostalgia exists. Like any other fanbase, comic fans can't help but look back on "the good old days" in their red-tinted glasses.

Funny thing is, when shows like Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble come to an end, I can guarantee we will have the same people who hated on it plead Marvel to have it brought back.
UltimateWarrior - 7/8/2013, 8:17 AM
Panther: Maybe for you, but I watch pretty much all those shows still, and really enjoy them, so it's not just watching them for nostalgic reasons. As for people who hate Ultimate Spidey wanting it to come back when it ends, I have to disagree. People who enjoy it will want it back, not people who hated it.
UltimateWarrior - 7/8/2013, 8:20 AM
Btw, it's rose tinted(or colored)glasses, not red tinted.
MegatronLP9 - 7/8/2013, 8:38 AM
JUST GIVE ME THE EPISODE WITH GOTG IN ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN MARVEL!!!!
Grayson7954 - 7/8/2013, 8:51 AM
spideyman, why not just say everything in one post....?
sameoldthing - 7/8/2013, 8:57 AM
@panther
You & others HAVE TO STOP using the "it's for kids" line of defense.
It's made by adults who think they know what kids want.
They got it wrong..kids want what everyone wants & that's quality cartoons based on comic book characters.

Why do superhero cartoons have to be "joked up " now?
It's not a matter of nostalgia,it's based on being either good or bad.
Silly antics is weak shit. Crack a few jokes is fine but slapstick comedy in an action genre makes most think comic books are goofy. Shameful.
CharlieKelly - 7/8/2013, 9:02 AM
@Levi

Why would MARVEL make an X-Men or FF cartoon? Thats like free advertising for Fox's movies.
CaptainObvious - 7/8/2013, 9:46 AM
Goody! Another cartoon by Marvel that is influenced by the films instead of the comics like they are supposed to be.
JordanKing - 7/8/2013, 10:25 AM
@sameoldthing Well no, the reason keep using that phrase is because it's 100% true. They are made for kids, just like anything else you'd find on Disney XD.

They wouldn't be taking the comedy relief route if they didn't think it would work. Kids expect that from when they watched the Avengers movie, and that's exactly what they are getting.
StarYeezus - 7/8/2013, 11:11 AM
If it were up to you guys, Marvel would only be making X-Men and Spider-Man shows. There were plenty of those already. I'd much rather see them explore other properties, like GotG, Daredevil, or Defenders.
CharlieKelly - 7/8/2013, 12:08 PM
@Spidey

Spider-Man is a cash cow. Not to mention that Marvel wants to keep peace with Sony in the off chance Sony ever decides to sell Spider-Man back or at least let them team up for an Avengers movie...
gmoney0505 - 7/8/2013, 12:34 PM
With how popular the Marvel Studios films are, why haven't they been successful in the animation department? Where is the Thor, Iron Man, and Cap animated features? Animated shows or at least animated features from them.

I would not mind a GOTG animated series. I dont know anything about them and that would get me invested in them. This could give me a starting point so see if I would like them at least. I am down for anything animated that is not Spider-man, Batman, and X-men.
TheBeard - 7/8/2013, 12:37 PM
do it
StrangeBlackPantherDoctor - 7/8/2013, 1:35 PM
@Panther X
You are completely wrong. No one will complain because not one peson on the internet likes Ultimate Spider-Man, the new Avengers show, or Teen Titans Go. People loved Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice, and Avengers:EMH.
Optimus83 - 7/8/2013, 2:05 PM
Like The Avengers???
CrimsonFlash - 7/8/2013, 2:10 PM
Put it out this fall or next spring and It will get the kids pumped and make them recognize the name. very smart. this things a sleeper smash hit i think
ATrueHero1987 - 7/8/2013, 2:10 PM
If it's like EMH, then HELL YES. If it's like USM, then HELL NO!

SN: I heard awhile back that Marvel was working on a new X-Men cartoon.
ATrueHero1987 - 7/8/2013, 2:13 PM
Funny, a week ago I said that a GOTG would/could be good.
SugarYumYum - 7/8/2013, 3:27 PM
@neonkid: Exactly. I'm really glad some companies don't listen to certain vocal parts of their fanbases.

If it were up to some Nintendo fans, all they would make is Mario Galaxy and Metroid sequels.

If it were up to some Vocaloid fans, Hatsune Miku would be retired since she lost a internet poll.

If it were up to some Marvel fans, they would never push any other characters to the spotlight just rely on Hulk, Spiderman, and X-men to the end of time.

A series would do Guardians a lot of good, Cap and Thor should have solo series, and I'd like to see other properties (that don't have movies slated) be explored. A Nova series would be pretty sweet. Disney XD is a channel mostly tailored to Marvel, they need to fill it up with shows.
MCSubtext - 7/8/2013, 5:51 PM
Awesome! The appearance on EMH was great, and it included Warlock! Ultimate Spider-Man is great for what it is, the Deadpool story was Hilarious! Plus they include a lot of great marvel characters, dr. Strange, spider pig, nova, iron fist...

And Loeb is the head of Marvel animation I'm pretty sure, so that explains everything. If you don't like the shows you probably don't like his writing in general!

And yea, I said spider pig!
ShogunNevets - 7/8/2013, 7:44 PM
Bring back The Spectacular Spiderman and Wolverine & the X-Men
MightyZeus - 7/9/2013, 12:49 AM
I'm hyped.

Rocket Raccoon!!!
NeoBaggins - 7/9/2013, 1:03 AM
Groot smashed on HULK. Palmed him like an action figure.
Brail1975 - 7/9/2013, 8:56 AM
The third episode of the new Avengers cartoon was god awful in my view. Same take over body crap we have seen a million times. It felt like a filler cartoon. I loved the first two though. The second season of the Ultimate Spiderman is also bad. It seems every episode is a cameo show case episode. The first season was better by far. As far as X-Men TAS, that show was garbage in my view. If Apocalypse, Bishop or Cable were not in the episode it bored me to tears. I don’t see what people saw in that cartoon. Spiderman TAS? Dude complained too much in every episode. At times I would say just shut up and fight. In my opinion the best Comic Book toons were Fantastic Four 1967, Batman TAS, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman Beyond, Young Justice and Wolverine and The X-Men. These cartoons were more mature though. I have just about every cartoon on DVD. I love cartoons. I’m up for a GOTG toon. It might be cool and I’ll give it a chance.
ultimatesoldier - 7/9/2013, 10:03 AM
spiderman 1 2002 -spiderman the new animated series 2003
Spiderman 3 2007- teh spectacular spiderman 2008
the amazing spiderman 2013-Ultimate Spider-Man 2012 animated series
Batman Begins 2004 - The batman 2004
The dark knight 2008- Brave and bold 2008
drak knight rises 2012- beware the batman 2013
Superman return 2006- The legion of superheros 2006
ultimatesoldier - 7/9/2013, 10:11 AM
Seems to me the reason they make these animated shows and then cancel them is just to get kids to come to the movies.
comicb00kguy - 7/9/2013, 10:15 AM
I'm open to the idea of a Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon if it's written well.

I thought the new Avengers series was starting next week. Doesn't sound like I missed much. The first two were decent for what they were, but were far below the bar of greatness set by Avengers: EMH.
cosmicman - 7/9/2013, 11:03 AM
Wacker's full of BS.
ETPHHM1 - 7/11/2013, 9:33 PM
i hope they show Major Vance Astro

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