After the massive success that was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the Disney owned studio has now gone ahead wit plans to bring their space faring band of misfits to the small screen. This week saw a slow trickle of information about the project leading to today’s official reveal of the full cast. Check it out…
Set to air on Disney xD later this year, the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series will follow the adventures of Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax navigating the cosmos and fending off any evildoers they happen to cross paths with as they do whatever it is they do. Joining the Guardians will be Yondu, leader of the Ravagers, and Cosmo, a Russian telepath that also happens to be a dog.
Voicing Star-Lord in the animated show will be none other than Boy Meets World star, Will Friedle. He has made quite the career in voice acting (Kim Possible, Batman Beyond) and is a worthy member of any voice ensemble.
Drax will also be returning in the series and will be voiced by David Sobolov. He has appeared in a number of games and live action projects over the years, including Call of Duty and Star Trek: In to Darkness. His deep gravely voice is sure to do the overly serious goliath justice.
Star Wars: Rebels alum, Vanessa Marshall, will be hopping over to Disney’s other crew of space bandits. Playing the leading lady on Rebels proves her experience playing strong women and keeping them distinctive amongst a group of attention grabbing male characters. Hopefully she can bring enough badass to the role to outdo Zoe Saldana’s take (the only issue I had with the film).
Finally, you can’t call them the Guardians if Rocket and Groot aren’t around. Voicing the anthropomorphic duo are Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot, Trevor Devall as Rocket. Both have ample experience voicing Marvel characters and are fan favorites of those who watch shows like Ultimate Spiderman and Avengers Assemble.
Rounding out the cast are Yondu and Cosmo. The pair will be voiced by one man, that man being James Arnold Taylor.
Aside from the teaser trailer from San Diego Comic-Con and the poster showing us the art style, not much is known about the series. With the premiere date looming more information is bound to trickle out sooner rather than later. With that being the case, don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest with the Guardians of the Galaxy!