In a recently published interview, Marvel Chief, Joe Quesada, and the head of Marvel TV division, Jeph Loeb, revealed to TV Guide, that the upcoming Avangers Assemble animated series will have the tone and feel of the Avengers movie.
From the interview:
TV Guide Magazine: And what’s the second project?
Jeph Loeb: The Avengers movie has been the ambassador to the world for the Marvel Universe so we want a show that has the feel and the tone and the incredible adventures like that movie. So the next project that we’re working on — and this is down in our lab, top secret, with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents protecting us at all costs — is Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, which will be a brand new and really extraordinary looking animated series dealing with the Avengers in that same world.
TV Guide Magzine: You already have Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the Disney XD. How is this new show going to be different?
Jeph Loeb: We’re still very early on in the process and we don’t give away too much. It’s safe to say that we’re looking at a show that more closely echoes the tone and the feel of the movie.
TV Guide Magazine: Does that mean it will skew towards an older audience?
Jeph Loeb: No, but it will certainly have that kind of gigantic action and interacting among the characters and their voices that the movie has.
TV Guide Magazine: I understand that the African-American superhero Falcon is going to be a part of this show. Why was he an important addition to the team?
Joe Quesada: Falcon is going to be the eyes of the viewer. 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.
You can read the rest of the interview (which also touches on the upcoming Hulk and the agents of SMASH as well as the second season of Ultimate Spider-man) by clicking here.
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