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Don’t Get too Giddy for Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney XD Just Yet

5 Sep

guardians-of-the-galaxy-animated-series-promo-lets-blow-stuff-upBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The biggest question anyone will have for Marvel / Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is will it re-create the magic of the movie? In the first couple of minutes the answer, not really. It has the feel of a Marvel Animated Universe product instead of a James Gunn directed film. While there are moments in direct reference to what made the film great, like when Peter Quill aka Starlord turns on his Walkman to listen to “Hooked on a Feeling,” this motley crew has very few issues to iron out between themselves after the events from the film. After a tidy new reintroduction of the main cast, the title card comes on. This series is not a direct continuation of the movie because a few reveals say too much about Quill’s possible future.

In a statement to Empire magazine, Director James Gunn stated that Quill will not be the son of J’son of Spartex.

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Putting the Smackdown on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

10 Aug

By Ed Sum

PosterThe producers at Marvel Animation must think the same visual and narrative style used in Ultimate Spider-Man can be repeated with the new series, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Instead of Peter Parker providing the creative commentary by breaking the fourth wall, Rick Jones (voiced by Seth Green) is providing the narrative by creating a video blog of everything that happens to the Hulk (Fred Tatasciore). He is out to prove to the world that the Hulk is not a beast.

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