Could we see a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series to follow that movie?

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Jan 3, 2014, 11:58 AM EST (Updated)

If you just can't get enough of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems you may have more to look forward to than a movie.

We'll be hearing a lot about Marvel's cosmic superteam over the next few months as we head toward the Aug. 1 release of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and with good reason. It's the first standalone superhero team movie from Marvel Studios (yeah, you could watch The Avengers by itself and have fun, but those lead-up flicks are there for a reason), and it's the first new batch of heroes (apart from the introduction of Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier this April) the company's introduced on the big screen since Captain America: The First Avenger hit theaters three years ago. It also might be the biggest conceptual risk the company's taken yet. Sure, Thor has his Frost Giants and his Dark Elves, but Guardians of the Galaxy is the talking raccoon action movie.

Nevertheless, summer movie crowds always seem happy to indulge in another Marvel flick, and many fans of the Guardians in their comic-book form are buzzing about finally seeing the characters they love, characters usually overshadowed by the Avengers and the X-Men, on the big screen. While we're busy riding the wave of anticipation and awaiting (very impatiently) the release of a full-length trailer, though, it seems Marvel's already making more plans to pull the Guardians off of the comics page and onto our screens. 

Comic Book Movie's Mark Cassidy reports that he has confirmation from a "well-placed source" that Marvel is working on a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. There are no real details beyond that, but the show would presumably follow Ultimate Spider-ManAvengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. onto Disney XD, where Marvel's had a Marvel Universe programming block for nearly two years. We also don't know when exactly it would air, but an animated series in the wake of the film would certainly serve to keep younger fans hooked on the characters, buying toys and reading comics so they'll be ready and willing to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Of course, right now this is just a rather vague, unconfirmed report, so all of this could go away tomorrow, but we'll keep watching the skies for more Guardians news just in case.

What do you think? Is there room for a Guardians animated series, and would you watch it if it followed the tone of the other Disney XD shows?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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