The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney XD.
Disney announced the new animated series will feature Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax. Disney wouldn't comment if the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series would feature the movie’s actors.
The NY Times reports that Stephen Wacker, Marvel’s vice president for current animation and former Marvel Comics editor, emphasized that the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series would strive to replicate the movie’s offbeat sense of humor. Wacker also said the show’s plot would pick up where the movie left off, with Thanos also going to be featured.
Wacker added he hopes the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series will reflect what he called “Phase 2” of Marvel Animation.
“This is a new look for us,” Wacker said. “We’ve learned what works on TV and what doesn’t.”
One lesson is “not to underestimate the audience,” Wacker continued “You can’t be afraid to go deeper, to explore stories and characters with some depth. This audience may be young, but it can spot a stinker a mile away.”
Look for the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series next year.
Update: Marvel released Rocket Raccoon test footage: