Is Marvel Moving Forward on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Animated Series for Disney XD?

The studio is rumored to be going with a new series based on the movie instead of a new Spider-Man cartoon. There is no premiere date at this time.

Back in July of last year, Marvel comics editor Stephen Wacker teased that Disney XD is moving forward with an animated series based on director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy.

Here are his comments,

"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."

Now, sources close to Disney and Marvel have revealed to Comic Book Movie that an animated series based on Guardians of the Galaxy is in fact moving forward, and that it will debut on Disney XD sometime before the end of the year.

Information on the new half-hour adventure series is sparse. Marvel and Disney were planning to make an all-new animated series about Spider-Man, but opted to move on Guardians of the Galaxy instead.

There is no information on when the series will debut, but it will be based in the world of the cinematic incarnation of the impending franchise more so than the comic books this world is based on.

Guardians of the Galaxy have appeared in animated form before. They were part of a major story arc on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, as well as Ultimate Spider-Man. And they got the spoof treatment on Marvel's animated comedy series The Super Hero Squad Show.

You can check out the Guardians of the Galaxy in this featurette released by Marvel last year to get a sense of what the cartoon might look like.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Comic Book Movie

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  1. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 It takes everything that I love and I think many others away from Spidey. Spidey has only been a hero for a year and he joins shield? Bullsh*t. They also gave him a freaking team.... The show is a mess.. Spidey might be a wisecracking hero but he does not break the fourth wall like Daedpool. He is not Deadpool!

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  2. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 Okay I loved The spectacular Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man is crap.

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  3. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 Okay I loved The spectacular Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man is crap.

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  4. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 Okay I loved The spectacular Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man is crap.

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  5. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe its ok the new avengers cartoon was ok i only seen i pilot so i cant say my opinion about that and yes it was the spectacular spiderman

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  6. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 earth's mightiest heroes was good but it is now gone and replace with anther Avenger's cartoon which is crap. The new Hulk show is also crap and I do not know what SS is? Spectacular Spider-Man? maybe. If so that show is also gone and has been replaced by a crappy show. When I said now a days I mean the shows that are playing now and not what was on before the crap. Sorry for any confusion if there was any.

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  7. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 what about EMH

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  8. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe so its the same thing as the avengers and how is earth's mightiest heroes, SS, and Hulk all bad

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  9. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 Never mind you are talking about Agents of Shield....which isn't really good and live action. I was talking about Marvel's animated shows.

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  10. Writer220

    @undeadslayer4 not really sure why, the live action Hulk (back in the day) didn't last long.

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  11. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe MAOS was pretty good come on give it a chance

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  12. Writer220

    live action or not, 2 seasons is all they last.

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  13. The Real Goku

    Canceled after 2 seasons like EVERYTHING else

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  14. EmmyttWolfe

    With the way Marvel's shows are now a days I say f*ck no... please...

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  15. FilmFreak21

    *Facepalmed so hard in the face, it went through*

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  16. Mr.K

    Please no. I dont want GOTG to have a bullsh*t series in style of Ultimate Spider-Man or Hulk And The Agents of S.M.A.S.H..

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  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    If it ends up being like Agents of SMASH, Ultimate Spiderman and Avengers Assemble...then no thanks.

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