We have to wait until 2017 to see the next big-screen adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but that doesn't mean we won't see the team again until then. They'll keep having adventures in the pages of Marvel Comics, of course, but they're also coming later this year to Disney XD for a new animated series that takes place after the events of the first film. The series was first announced by Disney and Marvel Animation last fall, and though we've been excited for it ever since we knew it was coming, we didn't really know many details beyond the initial announcement.
Now we finally know who'll take over from the big-screen stars and bring these characters to life on the small screen. Earlier this week, Disney revealed that veteran voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson has joined the show to play the lovable talking tree creature, Groot, and now we finally know who'll round out the rest of the Guardians animated cast, along with a couple of intriguing supporting characters.
Joining Richardson in the cast are Will Friedle (Kim Possible) as Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as Rocket Racoon, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Gamora, David Sobolov (Transformers Prime) as Drax and James Arnold Taylor (Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), who will voice both Yondu (played by Michael Rooker in the film) and Cosmo. That's right, your favorite talking Soviet space dog is along for this ride too.
To accompany the announcements, Disney XD also released a video in which each cast member introduces himself, and most of them also provide a little sample of how they'll be voicing the characters. There's definitely a lot of talent here, and we can't wait to see them all in action.
Guardians of the Galaxy premieres on Disney XD sometime in 2015.