Many might have thought that ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ would be the largest draw for an animated series coming to Disney XD but this test footage for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ shown off at NYCC is outstanding.
While there has been rumors for a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series, I had no idea that it could possibly look this good. The style seems to fit perfectly for a series that will take place mostly in space and I’m pretty stoked that Marvel released this concept footage for us.
Marvel’s Head of Television Jeff Loeb announced that we’ll be seeing the same team that were in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film and will also have Marvel’s central core of producers and execs backing the series. There aren’t many details past that quite yet but we do know that the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series will be premiering on Disney XD at some point in 2015.
That being said, Marvel’s track record with animated series as of late has been spotty. Sure, some of the shows are great for kids but they haven’t had much that has been able to transcend the children/adult barrier which DC has managed to pull off.
Let’s take a look at the test footage below. Do note that this isn’t the final footage quite yet.
According to Senior VP Programming and General Manager at Disney XD Marc Buhaj:
“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 further added:
“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.”
While this might be the first official cartoon, it should be pointed out that they have shown up in a few Marvel animated series so far including: ‘The Super Hero Squad Show’, ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,’ ‘Ultimate Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers Assemble,’ and the anime series ‘Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.’
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s latest take on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ by giving them their own animated series? Do you think it can live up to the amazing film or will it fall short in comparison? Share your thoughts below true believers!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter