The upcoming Guardians of The Galaxy animated series has nothing to do, story wise, with the movie-verse. Still its the same rag tag crew of space bound misfits teaming up to save the universe from itself. If the following clip is any indication, this series will reveal more backstory about our characters than the feature film did.
The clip in questions sees Peter Quill (Will Friedle) meeting the Ravager, Yondu for the first time!
The animation does look considerably better than any of the other Marvel series on Disney XD. Actually looks reminiscent of of Ben 10 (any Ben 10 fans out there?) The voice cast is top notch as well; featuring 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.
More Guardians of The Galaxy clips will be released in advance of the premier. Disney XD will be releasing two-minute Origins shorts, showing the backstories of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Groot. It should be noted that today’s clip was “Part 2” of Star-Lords origin. Both parts will be revealed on Disney XD August 1st.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 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.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series premieres on September 26th, but there will be a sneak peek at the first episode on September 5th, only on Disney XD.