Disney and Marvel announced at NYCC that they are working on a GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY animated series for Disney XD. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, says it’s based on the characters from the record-breaking film and the looks of the Marvel NOW Universe. It’ll have the whole crew: Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora.
Here’s what Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President of Programming & General Manager, has to say:
The movie and franchise quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. We’re looking forward to working with the great team at Marvel Television to deliver an engaging animated series that fans can enjoy each week.
Loeb followed Buhaj by issuing his own statement:
This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series. After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.
This series looks great and Disney XD has had a good track record of successfully making these animated shows. Take a look below at the test footage: