Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series Not Confirmed: Wacker Knew About Movie Years Ago
At the recent Comic-Con, Marvel revealed what was said to be test footage for a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.
Now it's being said that it was only test footage an animator was working on and not for a cartoon.
Former Marvel Comics Editor turned Marvel's VP of Current Animation Stephen Wacker let the following be known at CBR:
Oh, Albert… We definitively did not announce a GOTG animated series. We just showed some test footage that one of our animators (Leo Riley) was working on.
We have seen the GOTG guest star in all of our current animated series, though, and you can expect more to come as the year goes on.
Wacker then goes on to confirm that he knew about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie years ago, even though the new Bendis comic debuted two years ago. Marvel cancelled Abnett and Lanning's run in 2010.
All that said, I was as excited about the movie as anyone and certainly knowing the behind-the-scenes conversations about it the past few years thanks to working on the comic made it an even deeper experience.
I really have to extend the kudos not only to the Marvel Studios folks… but to everyone in publishing starting with Bill Rosemann, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Paul Pelletier who all got the ball rolling.
Wacker actually called me a liar for calling Marvel out about cancelling DnA's run due to the movie and also about Axel Alonso cancelling Marvel Cosmic to give it to Loeb. Wacker also posted numerous times that the reason for the cancellation was sales and harrassed numerous Richard Rider Nova fan.
Recently, Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann stated sales were rock solid, and Joe Quesda even stated previously sales weren't the main factor.
Wacker is known for trolling various comic book forums and has been given the name "Wack Job."