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Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel and Animated Series Announced

It looks like Marvel is doing its best to make sure everyone knows who Star-Lord is.

It's a great time to be part of the Guardians of the Galaxy roster! The first movie has yet to open, but Marvel apparently has so much faith in the team that director James Gunn will be back for more! According to the Wrap, Gunn is slated to write and direct the sci-fi group's sequel. Additionally, it was announced at Marvel's "Animation Presents!" San Diego Comic-Con panel that an animated series featuring the team is heading to Disney XD! The panel also confirmed the cosmic heroes are set to appear in the other Marvel animated shows.

Viners, are you excited to see more of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Groot, and Drax? Don't be shy, share your thoughts with us below!

Source: The Wrap

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Posted by Justthatkid

It's nice to see how well Marvel can market stuff.

Haven't watche Guardians of The Galaxy is it good?

Posted by flameboy298

wow

Posted by k4tzm4n

It's nice to see how well Marvel can market stuff.

Haven't watche Guardians of The Galaxy is it good?

It's not out yet, but it currently has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes -- there's 25 reviews, too.

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Posted by Vitalius

RR seems to look different.

Posted by Mandrewgora

who?

Posted by micah

Great marketing strategy. Marvel truly can push lesser known characters into the mainstream eye, bravo Marvel.

Posted by daredevil21134

Hopefully Defenders will get this kind of love but in the meantime go Guardians !!

Edited by SpitfirePanda

I'll be checking out that animated series for sure. But I still can't help but wonder how much of this is possible because Disney owns Marvel now? O.o

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Sup with Animated Groot O.o?

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I'm digging Rocky's little Mohawk there. Animated series needs more Venom!!!

Posted by Justthatkid

@k4tzm4n: Not sure in a business standpoint why they would make something without seeing how much success is brought by it if any.

Kinda seems like what DC did with the Green Lantern Franchise.

Edited by TommytheHitman

Looks like Marvel's found their cash cow.

Edited by powerflux

@thecheesestabber: that screenshot was from the ultimate spiderman show, where they kept groot as a tiny twig in a pot as a running joke until the end. If you want to see a true groot performance, check out the avengers assemble and avengers earth's mightiest heroes versions

Posted by Maddpanda531

@k4tzm4n said:

@justthatkid said:

It's nice to see how well Marvel can market stuff.

Haven't watche Guardians of The Galaxy is it good?

It's not out yet, but it currently has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes -- there's 25 reviews, too.

And here I thought I couldn't possibly be more excited for this movie than I already am. August 1st can't come soon enough.

Posted by BatWatch

Glad to see my Rocket Raccoon series one issue 2 will be going up in value. Bought it for a dollar at a garage sale, and it already went up from fifteen dollars to twenty dollars. I was thinking this might be the peak of rocket's popularity, but now it seems I should wait a few years.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

The animated series is gonna suck just like all the other ones.

Posted by TommytheHitman

Oh god... this TV show is going to be just like Avengers Assemble where it pretty much takes place in the Movie Universe... has terrible jokes... and it's going to keep referencing the movie every five minutes...

Posted by darkbeam
Edited by HortonDrawsAWho

If this show is in anyway linked to the ultimate Spider-Man/ agents of smash/ avengers assemble universe then I'm not going anywhere near this. Also if Jeph Loeb has anything to do with the show I'm also done, I'm so sick of the guy destroying cartoons and then arguing that older comic readers shouldn't be watching them because there meant for kids...

Posted by FearTheLiving

Sup with Animated Groot O.o?

He's growing himself from a splinter like he often does.

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Posted by TommytheHitman

If this show is in anyway linked to the ultimate Spider-Man/ agents of smash/ avengers assemble universe then I'm not going anywhere near this. Also if Jeph Loeb has anything to do with the show I'm also done, I'm so sick of the guy destroying cartoons and then arguing that older comic readers shouldn't be watching them because there meant for kids...

See Earth's Mightiest Heroes had a Guardians team that could have been pretty cool for a TV Show. We didn't learn much about them and there was a sense of mystery to them.

With this team I feel like they're not going to do anything interesting, new or relevant with the characters. For all I know Gamora and Drax will be fighting over who gets the Oatmeal cookie... and you just know they're going to use Galactus again... like the other three series have already.

Edited by FearTheLiving

The animated series is gonna suck just like all the other ones.

Well aren't you mister positive.

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Posted by Ms-Lola

I'm going to cry. Too much goodness in one day. I need to pace myself.

Posted by KouNurasaka

Well, I was pretty excited until I heard this was coming to Disney XD.

Considering how unfaithful Ultimate Spider-man is and whatever Hulk: and the Agents of SMASH is... I don't have much faith in the animated series.

The movie on the other hand is getting rave reviews everywhere. Metacritic is the only place I've seen where it was rated at 80 or below.

Posted by TommytheHitman

@hortondrawsawho: For example. Ultimate Spider-Man. What have they done for the character that's actually kinda cool and new? ...nothing. Avengers Assemble? ...the Falcon's on the team? Hulk and the Agents of... "sigh" SMASH? They made the Leader an idiot who's watched too many cartoons designed for 3 year olds. He has a team called the Agents of CRASH... goddamn it.

Posted by Spideysense44

This is gonna be bad sadly :(

Posted by HellionVulcan

Oh god... this TV show is going to be just like Avengers Assemble where it pretty much takes place in the Movie Universe... has terrible jokes... and it's going to keep referencing the movie every five minutes...

Yet Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroe's was so well done that marvel canned it ,I'll give a GOTG cartoon a try but if its bad i won't watch it.

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Posted by averywetfrog

its almost guaranteed it will be only for children. ill be disapointed when i see this show but i will watch it if its at least as good as ultimate spiderman.

Posted by TommytheHitman

@hellionvulcan: Because it was smart. Didn't Jeph Loeb say he was going to make the new series less smart for kids?

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@hortondrawsawho: For example. Ultimate Spider-Man. What have they done for the character that's actually kinda cool and new? ...nothing. Avengers Assemble? ...the Falcon's on the team? Hulk and the Agents of... "sigh" SMASH? They made the Leader an idiot who's watched too many cartoons designed for 3 year olds. He has a team called the Agents of CRASH... goddamn it.

We'll these shows also put in characters that aren't exactly well known to non-comic book fans, plus they're targeted at kids.

Spider-man Noir and Ultimate Hawkeye
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Posted by ravisher

they look so different from the movie

hope rocket doesnt have an american accent

Posted by TommytheHitman

@feartheliving: You mean... an alternate version of SPIDER-MAN... and HAWKEYE. It doesn't really matter if they're alternate versions of a character. They're still related to characters who are getting movies pretty soon.

Posted by Outside_85

Looks... terrible.

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Posted by The Average Bear

I'm down with the art

Posted by SynCig

I haven't been a fan of Marvel Animation for a while. Not saying this show is going to be bad but I am immediately skeptical. Their shows just aren't my cup of tea.

Posted by ShadowX

It would be cool if the sequel or cartoon brought in Phyla Vell, or moondragon, or Mantis. You know the other female guardians?

Posted by Xwraith

I want this to be good, but with Jeph Loeb and his belief that "kids aren't smart enough to appreciate quality storytelling", I doubt it.

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Posted by Protoflash

I severely doubt the guardians show will be good… but because I am Groot fanatic, I will watch at least the first five episodes (Evolution of a show y'all)

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I hope everyone realizes Marvel/Disney animated shows are not created or marketed for current comic readers. They are for the 5-10 year olds. Guess what? That's perfectly fine. They are meant as an introduction to these characters, which is good because comics for this age group are pretty much non-existent at this point.

Posted by RybackStun

Avengers: EMH is the best animated series to come out of Marvel Animation since the X-Men and Spider-Man TV Series in the 90s (Spectacular Spider-Man and Wolverine and the X-Men were also good, but sadly they were cancelled before their time). Avengers Assemble won't come anywhere near that.

With that being said, the GotG episodes of USM and AA were great and I'm looking forward to this spin-off. I very much dislike the fact that I've enjoyed watching Assemble, but there are some really good parts of the series (same with USM). They aren't the train wreck I expected them to be, but they aren't the best of the best either.

Let's hope that GotG can prove to be better than the other two series out currently (haven't watched SMASH yet)

Posted by MyFavoriteViltrumite23

I hope everyone realizes Marvel/Disney animated shows are not created or marketed for current comic readers. They are for the 5-10 year olds. Guess what? That's perfectly fine. They are meant as an introduction to these characters, which is good because comics for this age group are pretty much non-existent at this point.

Thats no excuse Teen Titans, Avatar, Batman Brave and The Bold, and Scooby doo MI were for kids and they never talked down to the audience

Posted by MrMazz

If the current crop of Marvel Animated series is any indication I'm going to hate it.

Edited by FearTheLiving

@tommythehitman: Those were just examples of things that wouldn't normally be shown if you'd RATHER I post every character that was on the show I can do that.

http://www.comicvine.com/ultimate-spiderman/4075-13/characters/

http://www.comicvine.com/avengers-assemble/4075-19/characters/

And that's just what's listed on the site. I know they're missing quite a few names like the handful from The Circus of Crime.

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Posted by Lordhuck

@madeinbangladesh:

Dude, those animated shows are for kids. If you want higher quality media then read the actual comics or watch the movies.

Posted by Lordhuck

@myfavoriteviltrumite23:

It's a perfect excuse/reason. The DC shows were target at older kids/early teen. The Marvel shows are aimed younger.

Edited by MannEffest

Not a fan of the art style, but who cares!! :D We are getting a sequel and an animated series!!

It's a good time to be a Guardians Fan.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@feartheliving:

@lordhuck said:

@madeinbangladesh:

Dude, those animated shows are for kids. If you want higher quality media then read the actual comics or watch the movies.

I hate that excuse. Most of the older comic cartoons were made for kids and adults alike, and they were ACTUALLY GOOD and not this crap Marvel is putting out. (DC also with Teen Titans GO)

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@captainhoopla said:

I hope everyone realizes Marvel/Disney animated shows are not created or marketed for current comic readers. They are for the 5-10 year olds. Guess what? That's perfectly fine. They are meant as an introduction to these characters, which is good because comics for this age group are pretty much non-existent at this point.

Thats no excuse Teen Titans, Avatar, Batman Brave and The Bold, and Scooby doo MI were for kids and they never talked down to the audience

Exactly. I hate when people bring up the excuse that they are made for kids.

Posted by patrat18

Given their recent track record this show might be sh!t.

Posted by CaptainHoopla
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