Watch the action-packed finale this weekend on Disney XD!

After a season full of surprises, the second season of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” concludes this weekend with a huge adventure where the Guardians must use the combined power of Nova, the Avengers, and the warriors of Asgard to stop Magus, rescue Warlock’s consciousness, and save the galaxy from destruction.

We talked with SVP, Animation & Family Entertainment, Cort Lane who told us how pleased he was with the stunning animation and different worlds that made up this season’s epic storyline.

Marvel.com: This season has been so much fun, from introducing Nova to working with the Avengers, did you go into the series knowing you’d be using so many characters from the Marvel universe?

Cort Lane: We knew we were going to kick off with a fight with the Avengers. We knew that we were going to tell this extended Adam Warlock story that would reveal itself over time—and that it would involve other characters—so yeah, we knew the scope would be huge. I mean, part of the fun of working with the Guardians of the Galaxy is we can explore the Marvel cosmic universe in a way that allows so much creative freedom. There’s so many places, so many stories to tell, and so many weird bizarre characters for the Guardians to play against.

Marvel.com: This season Peter dealt with his dad and sister Captain Victoria, would you say familial relations seems to have been the tie that binds the whole season together?

Cort Lane: The Guardians talk about being a family and what family means, and being part of something bigger than yourself is so important, what you can do for the world and what you can do for people closest to you. So yeah, family is what the Guardians is about, they had formed their own family—none of them have a family of their own, truly—so they formed this bizarre family and somehow it makes them all better people because, let’s face it, most of them have done some not so great things before they joined this family.

Marvel.com: It’s fun how all of the “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” episodes are always named after songs. What was the process for choosing the songs in season 2?

Cort Lane: When we have story summits and break the stories, we know thematically what the story is about and then Marty Eisenberg and Harrison Wilcox—who run those story summits—they really have to wrack their brains to try and come up with titles based on those classic songs. Obviously, music being a part of the Guardians brand—from time to time we have little bits of classic 70s and 80s pop and rock music to use—being able to make that connection to the song titles is just a nice vehicle for us to connect to the greater franchise feel.

Marvel.com: Cosmo is a fan favorite and was a big part of this season. What was the decision to have him play a key role, and will we see him return for season 3?

Cort Lane: We are big Cosmo fans and we almost feel like he’s an extra member of the team. We utilized him a lot because we think that there’s something really unique that we can do in animation different than the films, in leveraging that character. We really like his personality and his attitude.

Marvel.com: This season goes deep into Marvel cosmic lore with the introduction of Adam Warlock and Magus. It’s been a great extension for fans of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and those who are anticipating “Infinity War.” Was that always the goal from the beginning of the season?

Cort Lane: It’s more organic. When we start writing these episodes, it’s far more than a year before they air. So we were just going in our own direction when we decided we wanted to tell an Adam Warlock story. For us, it’s just about exploring all the parts of the Marvel universe that we think are interesting from a storytelling perspective for the show, but it’s still capturing some of the feel of the franchise that people know from the film.

Marvel.com: This season with the introduction of Tana Nile, it made me wonder if we could see a version of Gamora’s Graces come into action in the future?

Cort Lane: We’ve never talked about that, that’s something we should bring up! That’s fun, I’ll bring that up to the series executives.

Marvel.com: After a fun-filled season, what can we look forward to in season 3?

Cort Lane: Season 3…is even weirder. In the most wonderful way. We begin the season mirroring the Mission: Breakout! storyline from the ride at California Adventure and just as in the ride, they get away from the Collector, but now we get to see what happens when the Collector seeks out revenge, and that’s a fun story in and of itself.

It’s also a story about wish fulfillment, the Guardians sort of get everything that they want and we get to see how that goes; well or not so well, for them individually. After getting away from the Collector and sort of being very successful and happy, things start to unravel very quickly as the Collector seeks revenge.

Be sure to catch the season finale episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “You’re No Good” (Airing at 8:00 – 8:30 AM EST) and “Behind Gold Eyes” (Airing at 8:30 – 9:00 AM EST), on Sunday, November 12 on Disney XD!

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'Mjolnir Mischief' finds the two brothers once more battling - Funko style!

With Thor and Loki about to return to movie theaters in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”, you can also see a different perspective on the, well, complicated dynamic between the two brothers via a new Marvel Funko Short.

Check out the new short above — called “Mjolnir Mischief” — to see what happens when the two eternally conflicted brothers face off again and Loki attempts to finally gain control of Thor’s legendary hammer, Mjolnir.

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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Watch brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Spider-Man' and 'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' on Disney XD!

True Believers, we’ve got brand new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” airing on Disney XD this weekend!

The most dangerous hunt in the Asgardian wilderness is on in a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars”! Black Panther and Hulk find themselves chained together and on the run from Skurge! Preview the new episode above and check it out this Sunday, October 22 at 8:00 AM on Disney XD!

This Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 AM on Disney XD, in a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” titled “Venom,” Spider-Man discovers that the symbiote has escaped Avengers compound and attached itself to a new host. Not only must he find out how to beat it, but he needs to find out the new person underneath! Check out the clip below!

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Watch brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Spider-Man' and 'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' on Disney XD!

Buckle up, Marvelites! We’ve got brand new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” airing on Disney XD this weekend!

This Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 AM on Disney XD, Spidey takes on Blizzard! When Blizzard steals new tech and freezes New York, an unprepared Spidey has to upgrade his gear and stop the villain before the city is put into a new Ice Age. Check out the clip above!

Meanwhile, the future is looking bleak in “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars”! Vision and Wasp head to the future to save Falcon who has joined forces with Kang the Conqueror! Preview the new episode below and check it out this Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 AM on Disney XD!

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” this Saturday on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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The new digital destination for kids and family entertainment debuted today!

Exciting news, true believers! Today Marvel launched MARVEL HQ, a digital destination for kids and families, available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids App.

“We are absolutely thrilled to launch a destination for kids and families where they can watch their favorite Marvel characters anytime,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment. “The end result? Giving kids and families the opportunity to connect deeper with the Marvel heroes they love.”

Marvel HQ gives viewers the opportunity to experience their favorite Marvel heroes through hundreds of episodes of Marvel adventures. Marvel HQ features full-length, family-friendly episodes, shorts, and behind-the- scenes content from the most popular titles in the Marvel kids and family library including favorites like: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Marvel Funko animated shorts, and “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” with even more exciting titles to be added to Marvel HQ in the future!

To subscribe to MARVEL HQ head to YouTube.com/MarvelHQ

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Snag limited edition posters from your favorite shows at Marvel booth #1354!

Hello Marvelites! Marvel Television is storming into New York Comic-Con this week Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 8, in full force, bringing brand new series, including “Marvel’s Runaways” and “The Gifted;” and returning with an all-time fan favorite, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and its hugely popular Marvel Animation panel!

The Marvel Booth #1354 will host an incredible line-up of talent, awesome giveaways, exclusive authograph signing sessions; not to mention that Lockjaw, everyone’s favorite 2,000-pound teleporting Bulldog from “Marvel’s Inhumans” will be at the booth for photo-ops throughout the weekend! Convention goers, don’t forget to snag limited edition posters from your favorite shows including, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (art by Stonehouse), “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (art by Joe Quesada), “Marvel’s Runaways” (art by Adrian Alphona, Craig Yeung and Christina Strain), and “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (art by Elizabeth Torque). Check out the gallery above!

If that wasn’t enough, head outside of the Javits Center to the Freeform activation zone, where “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” will be offering up a unique fan experience from the highly-anticipated series.

Below is Marvel Television’s full schedule:

Friday, October 6

Marvel’s Runaways

Javits Convention Center Main Stage – 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

“Marvel’s Runaways” makes a fresh landing in New York as Jeph Loeb, joins the stellar cast and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to let you in on some of the secrets and mysteries of the highly-anticipated, new Hulu Original Series, “Marvel’s Runaways.” You won’t want to miss this fun-filled panel featuring exclusive footage. And be sure to catch Season One of “Marvel’s Runaways” when it premieres on Hulu, November 21, 2017.

Saturday, October 7

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Theater at Madison Square Garden – 2:00 PM- 3:15 PM

Join Jeph Loeb, in celebrating Season Five of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” with the entire cast as they come together to Madison Square Garden, for the very first time, with an action-packed panel, Q&A and never-before-seen footage. This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Sunday, October 8

MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS

Room 1A06 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cort Lane (Marvel’s SVP Animation & Family Entertainment) and a super team-up of Marvel talent share surprise reveals and exclusive announcements you won’t want to miss! Lane will also preview development work on their landmark new series – “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther Quest.” Plus, never-before-seen footage from the animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” (even previewing Season 3, Mission: Breakout!).

THE GIFTED

Javits Convention Center Main Stage,  2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, “The Gifted” tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.  Executive-produced by Matt Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Len Wiseman. Join series stars and producers for an exclusive first-look of the second episode from the fall’s critically acclaimed new family adventure series which will air Mondays on FOX.

MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Please note that signings are ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at the Marvel Booth #1354.

Saturday, October 7

12:30 PM – Marvel’s Runaways Signing Event

5:00 PM – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Signing Event

Sunday, October 8

10:30 AM – The Gifted Signing Event

Join the conversation using #MarvelNYCC. Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at New York Comic-Con. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

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View the premiere of animated short 'Cosmic Sleigh Ride.'

Happy Hump Day, True Believers! We’re back with a second season of Marvel Funko Presents consisting of 8 brand new animated shorts. Watch the first of the second season, “Cosmic Sleigh Ride,” above!

“Cosmic Sleigh Ride” features the Collector sending Taserface to re-capture Groot for his collection and ends up on a slippery snow chase on a frozen alien planet with Groot & Star-Lord.

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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Plus, go behind-the-scenes of 'Marvel's Spider-Man' with Patton Oswalt!

Marvelites, the highly-anticipated new series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” debuts with a one-hour premiere this Saturday at 7:00 AM EDT on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 AM EDT)!

In the new animated series, we will see a fresh take on Spider-Man, as Peter Parker is learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, super powered hero in New York City, just as he’s being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone. The cast of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” takes the audience through the new series – its storylines, themes, prevalent relationships, and more in the featurette above. Hear from Robbie Daymond (Spider-Man), Max Mittleman (Harry Osborn), Nadji Jeter (Miles Morales), Melanie Minichino (Anya Corazon), Fred Tatasciore (Max Modell), Laura Bailey (Gwen Stacy).

That’s not all! Marvel executives Cort Lane and Joe Quesada talk about why Patton Oswalt is perfect for the part for Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. Take a look at the video below, as we also hear from Patton what the role meant to him.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” will debut with a one-hour premiere on Saturday, August 19th (7:00-8:00 AM EDT), on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 AM EDT). Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on all of your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Case your votes by Friday, June 23!

Marvel congratulates the Marvel Animation team for their work on “Marvel’s Rocket & Groot” animated shorts!  The 12-episode series of animated shorts follows Rocket and Groot as they try to figure out how to get enough credits to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. View the compilation of all the shorts above!

“Marvel’s Rocket & Groot” is eligible for nomination voting in the “Outstanding Animation Short Form Program” Emmy category now on the Television Academy website! Be sure to cast your vote by this Friday, June 23rd!

Rocket is voiced by Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Johnny Test”) and Groot is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Cleveland Show”). Featuring animation by Oscar-nominated Passion Pictures, the shorts are directed by Arnaud Delord, written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke, executive produced by Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Cort Lane, and co-executive produced by Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.

 

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'Bait N Switch' Pits Two of Our Guardians Against The Collector!

Watch Rocket break into the Collector’s museum to rescue his best bud, Groot, in the second installment of Marvel Funko Shorts, “Bait N Switch,” above!

The first Marvel Funko animated short Spellbound was released last week and delighted Marvel and Funko fans alike! Next week on 12/14 the third and final short, “Chimichangas,” will premiere and features Deadpool facing off against Venom!

The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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