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Avengers Assemble
Avengers Assemble Announcement
Announcement image, not a representation of final animation
Beginning date May 26, 2013
Number of Episodes 26 (Currently Ordered)
Season One
Writers Joe Casey
Joe Kelly
Duncan Rouleau
Steven T. Seagle
Producers Joe Casey
Joe Kelly
Duncan Rouleau
Steven T. Seagle
Original Channel Disney XD
Previous Series Ultimate Spider-Man
Next Series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Note, this article describes an ongoing release.

Avengers Assemble is a television series from Marvel Animation. It is the third series to be produced exclusively from Marvel Entertainment after Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..

It is the third series to feature the Avengers after The Avengers: United They Stand and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Story

Red Skull and MODOK form the Cabal forcing the Avengers to once again assemble who are joined by newcomer Falcon.

Background

There were rumors circulation for months that Marvel would cancel The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and replace it with another Avengers series. A press release was released announcing that the series would not be renewed for a third season, though Marvel denied this. The same release announced Avengers Assemble for release in 2013.

It was rumored to air on Cartoon Network rather than Disney XD, though this was unlikely given that The Walt Disney Company owns Marvel. When asked about airing on XD, Jeph Loeb stated, "I think the best answer for that would be, 'Wouldn't that be fantastic?'" [1]

On June 12, 2012 the series was officially announced, spelling the end to The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Earth's Mightiest Heroes had only fifty-two episodes ordered, the two seasons, and Marvel chose not to order beyond that. That series would finish in late 2012 or early 2013 with the new series beginning in 2013 along with Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..

The series will be produced completely in-house along with Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. [2]

Joe Quesdada said, "We've got the very best talent possible and we're allowing them the leeway to create the best stories possible. We're not reinventing the wheel here, we're just looking at what we've done successfully and applying that now to a new division of Marvel."

Loeb saw this as a major step forward for Marvel in maintaining creative control over their characters as well as pushing the boundaries of animation. He stated that this would echo the tone and feel of the movie. However, it would not skew towards older audiences but feature "that kind of gigantic action and interacting among the characters."

Eric Radomsky was put in charge of the production. Loeb claimed it was because Radonmsky was present whenever there was a significant leap in animation, such as Batman: The Animated Series. [3]

Cast

Actor Role
Laura Baily Black Widow/Natasha Romanova
Troy Baker Hawkeye/Clint Barton
Adrian Pasdar Iron Man/Tony Stark
Bumper Robinson Falcon/Sam Wilson
Roger Craig Smith Captain America/Steve Rogers
Fred Tatasciore Hulk
Travis Willingham Thor
Charlie Adler M.O.D.O.K.
Maurice LaMarche Doctor Doom
Corey Burton Dracula
Daryl Sabara Molecule Kid
Kevin Michael Richardson Ulik
Brian Bloom Hyperion
David Kaye J.A.R.V.I.S.
Dwight Schultz Attuma

The roster showed the same line-up as The Avengers film with Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye though they added Falcon. Loeb and Quesada stressed that the line-up was to match the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fueling rumors that Falcon would appear in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. [4]

Falcon is meant to be the eyes of the audience. Quesada said, "He's a new member of the Avengers so he's walking through our stories wide-eyed and with wonder and amazed to be a part of it. He's a little younger than the rest of the cast and a little greener, so he adds an interesting dimension to the team that we think will play really well with the audience."

Continuity

While there has been no official word yet, characters have been played by the same voice actors across Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. as part of the Marvel Animation Universe.

Animation

Loeb said that the animation would be similar to Ultimate Spider-Man in that it would be a combination of traditional 2D and computer generated imagery.

Episodes

The two part premiere appeared as a sneak preview on May 26th, 2013. The series will begin regular airings on July 7th, 2013.

Videos

References

  1. Avengers EMH Officially Cancelled, to be replaced by Avengers Assemble at Marvel TV News
  2. New "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" Cartoon Confirmed, Current "Avengers" Series To End at Marvel Animation Age
  3. Exclusive: Marvel Assembles New Animated Series for the Hulk and Avengers at TV Guide
  4. Marvel Confirms New Avengers Assemble Animated Series at IGN.com

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