Disney XD has released posters and announced summer premiere dates for its new animated series Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
It turns out that the big death scene in The Avengers was only altered for U.K. Blu-ray and DVD because it was “deemed inappropriate” for audiences.
At what point does corporate synergy start becoming ridiculous? I find myself wondering that question upon the announcement of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the new animated series that will replace the current Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series because… it’s closer to the movie, apparently? Maybe? But is that enough reason to kill a successful show?
Joe Quesada, Marvel’s chief creative officer, and Jeph Loeb, the head of television, confirm development of an animated Avengers Assemble, but don’t comment on the fate of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — or even on which channel the new series will appear.
Disney XD has renewed Ultimate Spider-Man for a second season, teasing appearances by more Marvel heroes and villains and an exploration of the origins of Nova, Iron Fist, Power Man and White Tiger. Updated with press release and images.
Confirming months-old rumors, a new report indicates that Disney XD’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be canceled following its current season, to be replaced by Avengers Assemble.