Despite the cancellation of the widely praised ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ last year, Marvel has a number of animated series on Disney XD to introduce young True Believers to various heroes and villains that have yet to appear on the big screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently, their slate includes ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’, ‘Avengers Assemble’, and ‘Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.’, but rumors say that another team may join the roster by the end of the year.
According to Comic Book Movie, Marvel has plans to develop a cartoon starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Their sources tell them that the studio was deciding between taking a chance with Star-Lord and his team or creating a new show for Spider-Man and ended up going with the riskier choice. No further information was shared, but it’s safe to assume that this new series would appear on Disney XD with the other animated Marvel shows and that it would likely coincide with the release of James Gunn’s upcoming film starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper set to come out in August.
Previously, the Guardians appeared in an episode of ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ with a lineup consisting of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Quasar, and Adam Warlock. Later, they popped up in an episode of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ when Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer needed help from Nova and Spider-Man to defeat the Chitauri. Chances are that if ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ became a cartoon, it’s likely that the line-up will be similar to the one that appeared alongside Drake Bell’s Spidey and will appear in the Phase Two Marvel Studios film coming later this year.
What do you think about the idea of a cartoon starring the Guardians of the Galaxy? Do you think that it’s too risky for Disney and Marvel to take a chance with this little-known team or do you see this as a great opportunity to expose viewers to the wider Marvel Universe? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.