Back in April, we reported that head of Marvel Animation Jeph Loeb was hinting that the popular ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ animated show would be cancelled. Now those fan fears have proven true.

Marvel TV News reported today that the cancellation is official. Here’s the news from a press release that Marvel Animation put out:

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” won’t be renewed for the 3rd Season. Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” in 2013.

So it’s just as we thought. ‘Avengers: EMH’ is gone but it’ll be replaced with a new ‘Avengers’ series. The Marvel press release also included the artwork for the new show seen below…

So it looks like they just switched the team up to focus on the Marvel movie characters. Oh yeah… they added Falcon but rumor is that he’ll be making an appearance in the upcoming ‘Captain America 2’. Also rumored to be joining the team down the road are Ant Man and Black Panther (which would lend credence to the last movie speculation).

So… as sad as it is, at least now the speculation and waiting is over. Let’s just hope that the replacement show has half the heart as ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.