Summing up Marvel Animation at San Diego Comic ConJuly 25, 2016
Marvel’s 2016 San Diego Comic Con International showing was one for the books. Part of the magic that makes their presentations memorable is the content they continuously deliver.
In Marvel’s animation department, there was plenty of news for fans of all ages to get hyped about.
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes return to Disney XD in Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars. Now on its fourth season, the show follows old and new fan favorites such as, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, The Wasp and Vision. In the upcoming season, not only is Earth in trouble, but the Avengers & co must find a way to save reality as well. Fans will also be introduced to Thor, the Jane Foster variety. The show takes on the same spirit of its live action blockbuster film counterpart, 2012’s The Avengers. It marries classic 2D animation with CGI.
Accompanying the second season of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the animation studio has planned a series of Rocket and Groot shorts. Created by Passion Pictures and directed by Arnaud Delord, famous for the music videos behind rock band Gorillaz, fans can expect a never-before-seen take on the iconic duo. Rocket & Groot is still in development, but Marvel Animation shared an animation test at their SDCC panel.
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Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy, the second season returns to find the Guardians protecting Star-Lord’s home planet, what we know of as Earth. Lo and behold, the Guardians rub elbows with Earth’s protectors, the Avengers.
Marvel Animation had more to share at their panel, introducing Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell, a feature-length film for Bruce Banner and his angry green counterpart. The Hulk enlists the help of Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandos to unearth some of the mysteries of the unexplored corners in the universe.
Beginning September 5 and ending October 30, Marvel invites viewers to participate in their fantasy game. Marvel Fantasy Super Hero returns, but is now known as Marvel’s Super Hero Battle Royale. On the Disney XD app, fans can select their favorite characters and predict how they will do over the season, and watch the episodes to see in their choices were the outcome.