The series will feature characters from the film including Peter Quill as Star-Lord who sets out to save the universe with a group of misfits including Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer.
“This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.”
Guardians of the Galaxy earned $94 million in its opening weekend at the theaters and received positive critical and fan reviews. It was the most successful domestic film of 2014.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – the animated series – will debut in 2015 on Disney XD.