Watch brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' this weekend on Disney XD!

This weekend on Disney XD, the Guardians learn Drax’s childhood and his path as the Destroyer on his home planet. However, Xeron, the new Destroyer in Drax’s absence, seeks to destroy Adam Warlock. Drax’s homecoming turns into an all-out brawl to protect his new friend on a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.” Check out a new clip above!

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday beginning at 11:30 AM ET 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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Plus 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout' returning for a third season on Disney XD!

The highly-anticipated new animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will debut with a one-hour premiere on Saturday, August 19 (7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. EDT) on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT), it was announced today by Cort Lane, Senior Vice President, Animation & Family Entertainment and Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, during the Marvel Animation panel at D23 Expo in Anaheim. During the packed panel, news was also shared about the “Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast, season three of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout” and an all-new animated special from The LEGO Group and Marvel. Take a look at “Marvel’s Spider-Man” in the video above!

 

The “Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast includes: Robbie Daymond (“Bread Winners,” “Get Blake”) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman as Harry Osborn (“One-Punch Man,” “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”), Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales (“Jessie,” “Kirby Buckets”), Melanie Minichino (“Blaze and the Monster Machine,” “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”) as Anya Corazon, Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) as Max Modell, Laura Bailey (“DragonBall Z,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari (“The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “The Addams Family”) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Pickle and Peanut”) as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville (“Teen Titans,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio (“Clarence,” “Samurai Jack”) as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan (“The Batman,” “Final Fantasy XIV”) as Vulture, and Marvel’s very own Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, who is also executive producing the series, as the coffee shop owner Joe.

In the new series, “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” 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 including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law.

The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), and Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken,” “Mad”) and Marsha Griffin (“Transformers Prime”); consulting producers Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”), Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”); and supervising director Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”). Check out the link above for a new “Marvel’s Spider-Man” promo spot and voice cast images.

Series stars Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”), Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”), Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”), David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”), along with Lane and Quesada, announced that the Guardians will return for a brand-new third season on Disney XD titled “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.” The third season will find the Guardians gaining fame and fortune, but quickly knocked back on their heels after being framed by the Collector. The Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. A little bad and a little good – all in a day’s work. Check out the link above for all-new artwork for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.”

The LEGO Group and Marvel will team-up once again for an all-new 22-minute animated special “LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat.” When Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone – a powerful and creative relic – the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it. The platform and release timing details are forthcoming.

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Watch four brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' this weekend on Disney XD!

Earth teenager Sam Alexander has gotten his hands on the Nova Centurion Helmet. The Guardians try to befriend the young Nova Knight but J’Son, the treacherous deposed ruler of Spartax & Star-Lord’s father, manipulates Sam into finding the other long lost Nova helmets. The Guardians face-off against J’Son to protect both Sam and the legendary helmets. Check out the new clip above!

Tune in to four brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday beginning at 11:30 AM ET 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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Watch a brand new three-part arc of 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' this weekend on Disney XD!

Groot takes the Guardians to his home, Planet X, in a quest to regrow his race from his newly repowered World Pod. Instead, they find the planet overrun by feral, evil SYMBIOTES and uncover a plot by the symbiotes to spread themselves across the galaxy, including Asgard, home world the of The Avenger, Thor! It’s an all-out war as the Guardians fight against Venomized Asgardians to defend the World Tree and fight against the infection reaching all of the nine realms. Watch the next episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” airing on Disney XD this Saturday, May 6 beginning at 11 AM PT / ET!

 

Tune in to three brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday beginning at 12:00 PM ET 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 Guardians come face-to-face with new foes in a clip from 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'

The Guardians find themselves face-to-face with the Believers and Black Order in a brand new clip from “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” animated series. The sarcophagus has been opened and three powerful artifacts, that could either save the universe or destroy it, have been revealed. Watch five episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” beginning this Saturday at 12:00 PM ET on Disney XD!

Tune in to five brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday beginning at 12:00 PM ET 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 Guardians come face-to-face with new foes in a clip from 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'

Everything from Rocket’s mouth is a lie, and it may be the only thing saving the Guardians in a clip from “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”! Check out the clip above and tune in to an all-new “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday at 9:00 PM ET on Disney XD.

When Rocket and Drax wake up with absolutely no memory of the night before, it’s up to the Guardians to piece together their adventures as well as get back the mysterious sarcophagus which is rumored to either usher-in a Golden Age…or destroy the entire galaxy. Preview the new episode in the clip above!

Tune in to a brand-new “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday at 9:00 PM ET 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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Stephen Wacker and Cort Lane talk about this weekend's two-part, season two debut on Disney XD!

What’s an intergalactic team of galactic guardians to do during a brief stay on Earth? Well, if they’re the Guardians of the Galaxy, they try to steal a shrunken asteroid from the Avengers, inadvertently blast the surrounding area with a satellite laser and team up with the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to take on the High Evolutionary!

That’s how the first two episodes of the Disney XD series “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” will kick off on Saturday, March 11 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Disney XD. To get an early look at what to expect from “Stayin’ Alive,” “Evolution Rock” and the rest of the season we spoke with Senior Vice President, Animation and Family Entertainment Cort Lane and Vice President, Animation Stephen Wacker!

Marvel.com: This two parter features the Guardians teaming up with the Avengers to stop a series of threats. There are so many great interactions between characters like Rocket and Captain Marvel. Did those come naturally in the writing process?

Stephen Wacker: No. In the room with the writers and our story editor Marty Isenberg, we really played a lot. It took a while to get going on story because we were really playing the “what if” of how this character bounces against this one or how this character bounces against that one. I think what’s so rich about the Guardians is that every combination worked in their own way. You team any of those characters up with any of the Avengers and you get something new out of it. It wasn’t a situation where we just naturally said, “Oh, we want these two obviously together.” The problem was that there was so many iterations, that choosing which one gave us the best story [was difficult].

Marvel.com: The one that really clicked in my head was between Ant-Man and Star-Lord as both having outlaw backgrounds, but trying to do the right thing now.

Stephen Wacker: It’s been a year and a half since we broke the story, but I don’t remember that one coming instantly. We sat down with Marty and Mairghread Scott, our consulting producer, as we were breaking it all. I think we realized at a certain point, “Oh this is interesting. There’s some fun here that we can dig into.” When we first started to break into it, it was not long after the Ant-Man film had come out, so we brought in that fresh perspective from the movie as well.

Marvel.com: Going back a bit, you had a great first season, but I’m sure you’re always looking at what to do next. What were some of the big themes and ideas or even stories and villains you wanted to tackle this season?

Stephen Wacker: We get challenged by our bosses, and most directly Cort, with finding the new thing or new twist. Where we ended season one was with a big Thanos battle and the team on Earth. The season starts with shorts of the team finding a little something on Earth. What we really had from Cort after such a big action story was the challenge of really finding the fun. We ended with a big dramatic story, let’s come back in. Of course, we’re going to need action in the mighty Marvel manner, but let’s find the fun of this team on Earth because who knows if we’ll ever see this again.

So, if you had one time to tell this story, let’s make it as absolutely fun and funny as possible. There’s a lot of comedy in this show that is a little harder to pull off on, say, AVENGERS where it’s the end of the world for 22 minutes every week. Finding little things like Groot in his New York City John Lennon shirt, seeing how a bunch of people in Central Park react to the ship, seeing Gamora with a Statue of Liberty hat on, those were just moments we weren’t sure we’d ever get to see again and really wanted to have fun with it.

Marvel.com: Was the idea of teaming them up with the Avengers an extension of that idea of making this trip super memorable?

Stephen Wacker: Yeah, I come from that comic book world so I want to see our characters butt heads with each other and finally find a way to work together despite their differences. The Avengers are the greatest super team of all time and the Guardians, arguably, one of the worst, so there’s a great contrast there that’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Cort Lane: I would add that the Marvel Universe works because of the connections to some extent, but also the characters are so relatable because their emotions and personalities and flaws are so human. You can connect to them even these rogues in the Guardians. Getting really interesting, relatable diverse characters to interact with each other creates great character moments which I don’t think a lot of franchises connect to the way that Marvel can. We really wanted to play off the characters with each other and we did that in a really fun. I think my favorite in it is the way Rocket and Hulk actually really get along. Their personalities are not that different. And just like you mentioned, Star-Lord and Ant-Man are sort of similar, but different. There can be conflict and comedy, but also, in the end, some camaraderie with them playing off of each other.

Marvel.com: How was it coming up with this take on The High Evolutionary and his alien-based creatures?

Stephen Wacker: That strictly came from Marty. Marty is a fan of that character. I had done several High Evolutionary stories in publishing. I find the character baffling and impossible to wrap my head around. I certainly laid down the gauntlet to our writing team that if they want to use a character like the High Evolutionary, they really had to make it so I could understand it and, by extension, an audience of kids or new viewers can understand just what this character is. He sort of rides a line between good and evil depending on perception. I was very happy where they ended up. We really had to dig into the character, from my perspective, to make him understandable to a human being.

Cort Lane: I had the opposite reaction. I love the High Evolutionary, Wundagore Mountain. He’s right though, some of these villains across Marvel history have not been as fully fleshed out as a villain like Magneto or Ultron. So, it was good to challenge the story editors to give him a clearly defined motive and personality. I think it comes across well here because I was delighted to see him in animation.

Marvel.com: Going into these episodes, I was more on Steve’s side. I got the whole scientist thing, but adding in the part about him seeing himself as an artist really made everything click for me.

Cort Lane: The best Marvel villains have a relatable motive that you can connect with them and they’re not just cartoon villains.

Stephen Wacker: Yeah, High Evolutionary thinks he’s the good guy in the story.

Marvel.com: Without giving too much away, Rocket makes off with something at the end of the episode that comic fans may recognize. How will that play into the rest of the season?

Cort Lane: Steve, what can we say?

Stephen Wacker: It will play in a very big way. Everything Rocket has, is always important. As we learned, even a robot leg that wasn’t initially needed will become very important.

Cort Lane: There’s something interesting with making Rocket a bit of a scavenger, like a lot of raccoons are. The things that he gathers and uses become important in the story, particularly the thing you’re talking about. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Marvel.com: My note when I saw that was, “Is that HIM?”

Stephen Wacker: I think we have talked about the character publicly.

Cort Lane: Yes, we have actually. We said that he’ll be important to this season. So, yes, it is HIM.

Marvel.com: What else can you tell us about this season and the stories or characters it will hold?

Stephen Wacker: I can say there’s a lot of Nova this year. The Nova Corps and Nova himself play an important role in the season and we really dig into Sam in particular, but everything about the Nova Corps and their relationship with the Guardians. We’ll see a return of the Black Order, Cosmo. We’ve got a really fun episode around 8 or 9 called “Me and You and a Dog Named Cosmo” when we find Cosmo going undercover. There’s a lot of belief that Cosmo could be a really fun character for us to flesh out the team.

Cort Lane: There’s a story for Tana Nie which is not something you’d expect, but it makes her a really compelling character and really relatable to young people too.

Stephen Wacker: A big storyline coming up this season, that I think will have a lot of people talking, is what we’re calling The Symbiote War. That’s coming about halfway through the season, following up on our Symbiote story from season one and it takes us back to Groot’s homeworld.

We’ll see more of Quill’s sister, we’ll see Thor throughout the season. It’s important for people to know that, like with season one, there is an arc to the season. Our stories can be enjoyed individually, but we do leave the team at the end of 26 episodes in a different place than we find them in. That journey’s going to be dramatic, with some wins and some losses. It’s going to have a little good, a little bad, a little bit of both throughout it. I know Cort and I are very excited about how deep we were able to dig into the Marvel cosmic universe this season.

Cort Lane: It’s a little more exploratory, even though there is a defined arc and something to do with HIM that carries us through the end of the season, but we get to meet a lot of new races and key characters throughout the Marvel cosmic universe. Last season was more of a scavenger hunt and them on the run, this is an exploration of the Marvel Universe.

To go exploring with the Guardians check out “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” season two as it returns on Disney XD this Saturday at 9:00pm ET/PT 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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Plus, new original shorts featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy set to debut in February

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, March 11 (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) on Disney XD. Disney XD will also release six shorts following the adventures of the five main characters daily beginning February 27 on the Disney XD app, VOD and Disney XD’s YouTube.

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” season two will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot on a mission to protect Star-Lord’s home planet of Earth, when they cross pass with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. After an epic battle, the two teams come together to save Earth from an alien mad scientist, The High Evolutionary, but inadvertently unleash an ancient weapon. With every alien baddie in the galaxy after this weapon, the Guardians must unlock its secrets before it destroys them and everything they’ve sworn to protect.
The multi-platform schedule is:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SATURDAY, MARCH 4

  • Six brand-new original shorts will debut daily on Disney XD’s YouTube, VOD and the Disney XD app. In the animated shorts, the Guardians load down the Milano with too many Earth souvenirs and accidentally cause the ship to crash.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

  • One-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” season two featuring back-to-back episodes on Disney XD (9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., EST/PST). The first two episodes will also be available on the Disney XD VOD and the Disney XD App for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.
    • “Stayin’ Alive” (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) – While trying to dispose of Thanos’ asteroid, the Guardians discover it has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.
    • “Evolution Rock” (9:30 p.m., EST/PST) – The Guardians and the Avengers team up to find out what powerful secrets lie inside Thanos’ asteroid.

The series stars Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) as the quirky leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”) as the temperamental, tough-talking Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”) as the unparalleled warrior Gamora, David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) as tree-like humanoid Groot.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Marty Isenberg (“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”) and Harrison Wilcox (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man); and supervising director Leo Riley (“TRON: Uprising”).

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

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Get caught up on all the latest announcements in the world of Marvel Animation straight from San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

Get the latest news about what’s to come in the animated adventures of Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy just announced at San Diego Comic-Con!

'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' coming soon

‘Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars’ coming soon

Following the success of “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution,” an all-new season of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes adventures will be coming to Disney XD in “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars”! The all-new Avengers, featuring Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, The Wasp and Vision, must not only save Earth, but all of reality. In the meantime, check out a clip from an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution” airing this Sunday at 8:30 AM ET on Disney XD that kicks off an explosive arc of Inhuman episodes above!

'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' Season 2 coming soon

‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ Season 2 coming soon

In out-of-this-world excitement, fans will get to enjoy two of their favorite Guardians of the Galaxy in brand-new “Rocket & Groot” shorts coming soon to Disney XD! Created by Passion Pictures and directed by Arnauld Delord, famous for his Gorillaz music videos, you’ll see the duo in a way like never before. In the second season of the hit “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Guardians leave Earth, they manage to cross paths with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers!

For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, Hulk gets his very own animated feature, “Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”! Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandoes to explore some of the uncharted corners of the Marvel universe.

Marvel's Super Hero Battle Royale

Marvel’s Super Hero Battle Royale

Pick your favorite heroes and see how they perform each week when the “Marvel Fantasy Super Hero” game returns as “Marvel’s Super Hero Battle Royale”! Beginning September 5 and running through October 30, head to the Disney XD app to assemble your team, watch Marvel episodes, and see how you did. We recommend recruiting one of the biggest super heroes in the world, your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

Keep watching all of your favorite Marvel animated series on Disney XD Sunday mornings! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest on your favorites in the world of Marvel animation and all the latest news out of San Diego Comic-Con.

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The Mad Titan heads to Manhattan in a clip from 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' airing Sunday at 8:00 AM ET!

The Guardians’ defensive maneuvers have unintended consequences in a clip from “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”! Watch the clip above and see an all-new “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Sunday at 8:00 AM ET on Disney XD.

With Thanos hot on their heels, the Guardians must take evasive measures if they hope to escape his wrath! Ronan helps the heroes deter the foe, but their tactics create a dire situation for Star-Lord’s home planet. See the catastrophic consequences in the clip above!

Tune in to a brand-new “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Sunday at 8:00 AM ET 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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