Good news for those of you that are having a hard time waiting until 2017 for your next fix of Star-Lord and co.! Disney XD has just released the first poster for their Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, as well as its premier date. First announced at last year’s Comic-Con, Marvel Animation has been laying the foundation for the show for quite some time now.
IGN was the first to reveal the poster for the series, which debuts Saturday, September 26th. The fun starts way before then, though. A series of character shorts will be airing throughout August on Disney XD, to get everyone well acquainted with the Guardians. Then on Saturday, September 5th, viewers will get a sneak peek at the first episode before it officially airs. Finally, on the 26th, the series will debut with two back to back episodes, airing at 9:30 PM and 10 PM.
Voice talents for the series boast Will Friedle as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot, and James Arnold Taylor as Yondu and Cosmo.
Here are the summaries of the first two episodes:
“Road to Knowhere” – The newly-christened Guardians of the Galaxy come into possession of a dangerous artifact that has Thanos’ new lieutenant, Korath, after them.
“Knowhere to Run” — The Guardians struggle to subdue the suddenly-sprung-to-life Celestial head that is the Knowhere space colony, as well as storm Korath’s ship to rescue Quill, Gamora and the mysterious CryptoCube that holds the Cosmic Seed.
And here’s the synopsis for the series as a whole:
“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs. The series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It’s up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
Now, this series is not part of the MCU, but it seems like a really fun way to pass the time until we see these guys (and gals) on the big screen again!