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Il nuovo programma tv della Marvel si chiamerà Marvel Universe e debutterà il 1 aprile sul canale americano Disney XD.

Marvel Universe sarà un programma che comprenderà le due nuove serie animate, la prima Ultimate SpiderMan e la seconda stagione di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.

Ma non solo accanto a queste due serie animate ci sarà una serie di cortometraggi animati e anche segmenti live-action.

Ecco la notizia da CBM:

MARVEL UNIVERSE To Debut On Disney XD April 1st

Marvel has announced that a new programming block will begin airing on Disney XD this April, which will center on Marvel-themed pieces including the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series and the return of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Marvel has announced that a new programming block called Marvel Universe will be launched on Disney XD April 1st, later this year. Among the programs that will be aired are Ultimate Spider-Man (which will make its series premiere in April) and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (which will be returning for its second season). The Marvel website describes the program as the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including animated shorts and live action interstitials. Below are the details in full...

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series "Ultimate Spider-Man" as its centerpiece, on Sunday, April 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" The block will be home to Marvel's biggest superstars, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.

Marsh said, "Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together."

"Marvel Universe block is an incredible animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure," said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. "The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday."
Magari approdasse anche qui in Italia un'iniziativa del genere biggrin.gif , adoro i supereroi Marvel w00t.gif

Però pensiamo che i cortometraggi e i segmenti live-action li trasmetteranno anche in Italia.
Ecco una novità:

La rete americana The Hub ha acquistato la serie animata The Super Hero Squad Show.



Marvel's The Superho Squad is finding a new home...

The Hub Television network, a destination for kids and their families, has acquired the hit animated series “The Super Hero Squad Show” from Marvel Animation. The popular half-hour series, which features the world’s best-known Super Heroes including Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America will join The Hub’s Monday through Friday lineup beginning Monday, January 30, at 4 p.m. ET (with encore presentations on the weekend).

“We’re delighted to be adding ‘The Super Hero Squad Show’ to our lineup,” said Margaret Loesch, President and CEO, The Hub. “This terrific, high quality series is a bullseye for our key demographic and is perfectly aligned with our strategy of building our schedule with strong, beloved brands that audiences know and embrace. Additionally, we’re thrilled to be associated with Marvel Animation. As one of the world’s preeminent character-based entertainment companies, Marvel has a superb reputation for providing quality entertainment.”

“The Super Hero Squad Show” entertains young fans and their families with a unique mix of action, adventure, humor and satirical storytelling as Marvel’s greatest super heroes unite to protect Super Hero City from some of the world’s most infamous super villains. “The Super Hero Squad Show” was produced in 2009 by Film Roman and Marvel Animation.

“Marvel Super Heroes have always entertained fans of all ages in our comics, and we’re proud to offer an animated series that families can enjoy together,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “With the most exciting super-powered adventures, The Hub can now offer the greatest fun of all– experiencing Marvel for the very first time. So whether you want to fly with Thor, suit up with Iron Man or smash with Hulk, this series has everything your family wants to see from our heroes.”

La seconda serie di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra sarà trasmessa in America sul canale Disney XD a partire dal 1 aprile 2012. La data è confermata.



Season 2 will officially air on Disney XD April 1st, 2012! The first episode of Season 2 is titled "The Private War of Doctor Doom"!

April's kind of a ways off from now, but! It's coming! Welcome back to TV Earth's Mightiest, I missed you! smile.gif

And in case you haven't seen the teaser trailer for Season 2; here it is!

Ecco qua il teaser trailer con spoiler:

Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra - trailer seconda serie

La Hasbro espande la linea giocattolo dedicata alle serie tv Marvel.


Marvel/Hasbro To Expand SUPER HERO SQUAD Toyline This Year

Hasbro has announced that their partnership with Marvel Entertainment will continue to grow by expanding their popular Marvel Super Hero Adventures toyline, with new action figures/playsets debuting next month at the American International Toy Fair.

Hasbro, Inc. continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play company announces an expanded line of products in its MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES line. The MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES brand, which launched under the PLAYSKOOL banner in Fall 2011 based on the popular MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated program, will bring new excitement from the MARVEL Super Hero Universe to preschoolers and fans of all ages in 2012.

With MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD airing beginning January 30th on The Hub television network — a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications — Hasbro will feature an expanded line of MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toys including plans for new action figures, playsets, vehicles, role-play and plush. Some of the new MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES products will debut during the American International Toy Fair, to be held February 12th – 14th, 2012 in New York City, with even more to come during the rest of the year.

"We look forward to an exciting and growing line of MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toys in 2012 to capture the excitement of the world's best-known Super Heroes, which kids will be able to watch every weekday on The Hub," said Eric Nyman, Senior Vice President, Hasbro, Inc. "MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES is an ideal way to introduce the Marvel Universe to our youngest fans."

"Marvel is thrilled to continue and expand our relationship with Hasbro for MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES and the MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD brand," said JoAnn McLaughlin, Executive Vice President Merchandising – Hard Lines for Marvel. "With the exciting new products debuting in 2012, we're confident that MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES will reach more Marvel fans than ever before."

Ad aprile in America la Marvel lancerà i fumetti basati sui cartoni animati The Avengers - I più potenti eroi della Terra e su Ultimate Spider-Man.


COMICS: Marvel Announces Avengers & Spider-Man Animated Series Tie-Ins

This April, Marvel will launch The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1 and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1, two all-new ongoing comic book titles for comic fans of all-ages! These titles connect with Marvel Universe on Disney XD, debuting Sunday, April 1.
EdGross - 1/24/2012

DisneyXD is the only place to catch Ultimate Spider-Man and season two of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. With two action-packed animated series and compelling comics, fans will have the chance to further immerse themselves in the adventures of Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers – including special guest stars!

“I couldn’t be more excited for Marvel Universe,” said Marvel Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. “There is something special about The Avengers and Spider-Man that speaks to fans of all ages, and with the launch of Marvel Universe on Disney XD this April, what better way to connect the two experiences than these new ongoing series?”

In The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1, the creative team of Chris Yost and Adam Dekraker, present not one, but TWO new action-packed Avengers stories to catch you up on the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest through the eyes of Agent Coulson.

Then in Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1, from Man Of Action (Ben 10), Dan Slott, Ty Templeton & Nuno Plati, Peter Parker must balance battling Super Villains and the drama of High School! But fear not True Believer, there is no menace too diabolical and no test too challenging for Spider-Man!

No fan of the Avengers or Spider-Man can miss out on these new action-packed series, sure to excite fans of all ages! So make sure you’re the first one in line this Spring to catch The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1 and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1 as the heroes make their big TV debut!

Written by CHRIS YOST
All Ages …$2.99

All Ages …$2.99

La Marvel sarà presente al Festival SXSW ScreenBurn che si terrà il giorno 11 marzo a Austin in Texas e presenterà i nuovi progetti animati e un rivoluzionario modo di leggere i fumetti.

Da ComicBookResource:

Marvel Heads to SXSW

Marvel makes its South by Southwest debut during the festival's SXSW ScreenBurn, promising previews of upcoming animated projects and a look at the publisher's "revolutionary new ways to read comics."

Official Press Release

This Spring, Marvel Entertainment takes Austin, Texas by storm in its inaugural appearance at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival with the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel at SXSW ScreenBurn! In this historic event on Sunday, March 11 at 1pm on the IGN stage at the Palmer Events Center, Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief), Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group) unveil Marvel’s bold new multimedia plans that includes the premiere of Marvel's revolutionary new ways to read comics. Not only does this mark the first major appearance by a comic book publisher in SXSW history, but Marvel is coming armed with the big news—and exclusive animation footage—that can’t be missed by any fan in attendance! Best of all, this event is free and open to the public, so everyone can be on hand to see Marvel’s newest innovations.

“Marvel’s always been the industry leader in graphic fiction & digital media and with the announcements we’ve planned, we couldn’t have picked a more appropriate show than SXSW,” said Dan Buckley. Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “We’re big believers that both print and digital can work hand-in-hand to bring more readers to comics than ever before—and if you’re at SXSW Interactive you’ll be the first to see just how we’re going to do that.”

Since the launch of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited in 2007, the first major digital comics program in comics history, Marvel has been on the forefront of digital comics publishing with innovations such as the landmark Marvel Comics app in 2010. Since then, Marvel has expanded its digital comics offerings to numerous platforms, while also becoming the first comics company to offer free digital copies with select print issues and comic shop coupons with the purchase of a digital comic.

"We are very excited to have Marvel on board for the ScreenBurn portion of the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival,” said Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive. “The presence of this industry leader is another indicator of the growth and maturation of the event. Marvel's addition to the SXSW lineup will add even more flavor to the mix of creative energy that fills Austin in March."

After the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition lithograph (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Alonso & Loeb in a special Marvel signing session.

“Marvel’s fans are the best in the world—bar none—and I’m excited to meet more of them at SXSW” said Alonso. “We have exciting new plans that you’ll see implemented with the release of Avengers VS X-Men #1 that’ll take the biggest comics event in history and make it even bigger!”

Stay tuned to and for more details on the Marvel: Digital House of Ideas panel and Marvel’s plans for SXSW.

In Ultimate SpiderMan ci saranno Nova e Frog Thor.

Da Cosmic Book News e da CBM:

Sneak Peak At Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Through Demo Reel Footage Features Nova!

Twitter user RIMMKVII revealed a sneak peak at Disney's Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon through a demo reel footage video.

The footage shows various clips including characters such as Frog Thor, the Hulk, and Cosmic Book News fan-favorite -- Nova!

Nova appears at about the 1:45-2:15 mark.

We hear Drake Bell as the Wall Crawler as well.

Ultimate Spider-Man premiers on Disney XD April 1st as part of the Marvel Universe Block, with Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


Si parla dell'Agente Coulsonal cinema, in televisione e nei fumetti.

Da CBM e da Newsrama:

Marvel Execs On Agent Coulson's Place In The Cinematic, Television And Comic Universes

Marvel Studios Creative Manager of Research and Development Will Corona Pilgrim and Head of Television Jeph Loeb discuss Agent Coulson's place in the cinematic and television universes as well as an update from the publisher as to whether he'll debut in the comics.

"Coulson has always been the official/unofficial face of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s S.H.I.E.L.D.," said Marvel Studios Creative Manager of Research and Development Will Corona Pilgrim in a recent interview with Newsarama about Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. As fans know, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a major character in the films as they clandestinely monitor the workings of various super powers; and while Nick Fury is the one in charge, Coulson is definitely the one in the trenches. After seeing such a positive reaction to the character in the first Iron Man movie, we never had a problem finding excuses to include Coulson. Like Nick Fury, the characters both expanded into the bigger Avengers picture as each film moved forward."

Having become such a popular part of the cinematic universe, Agent Coulson (voiced by Clark Gregg) was soon announced as a part of the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. Jeph Loeb, Head of Television for Marvel revealed: "Nick Fury will play a major role in ultimate Spider-Man having an effect on Peter and Spidey’s life. But we wanted to have someone who could interact with Spidey on more regular basis -- Fury is a pretty busy guy -- so Coulson became our more day-to-day connection with S.H.I.E.L.D."

"Marvel TV properties in general will exist within the Marvel Universe in comics. That’s the continuity we watch," Loeb added, putting to rest any speculation that the series will be connected to The Avengers movie in any way. "There’s nothing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that goes against the publishing Marvel Universe, so we’d pretty much follow in that way." Disappointingly, the site also reached out to Marvel's comic book division and they "declined to comment" when asked if Coulson will make a proper debut in that particular universe.

Nuove foto dalla seconda stagione di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.



This cool new pic from the second season of the great animated show features the team playing poker with The Thing and The Human Torch from The Fantastic Four.

Marvel have just released this great new pic from the highly anticipated second season of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which premiers on Disney XD on April 1st. Surely The Thing has the best poker face? We also have the previously released still, thanks to Spidey91 for the heads up.


Avengers vs X-Men sarà il più grande evento di marketing mai fatto della Marvel che coinvolgerà vari media: fumetti, social network, radio e televisione.


COMICS: Avengers vs X-Men Is MARVEL's Biggest Marketing Push Ever

MARVEL's next big event is reported to be the biggest marketing investment they have ever made, utilizing various forms of media.

Avengers vs. X-Men has rolled out plenty of images of various heroes engaging in battle, but it appears this is just the tip of the marketing iceberg. Marvel Senior VP, David Gabriel, spoke with ICV2 about what the company's plans are.

This is the biggest marketing investment that we’ve ever put into a series or an event. You’ll see that online, through social media, and there’s going to be a radio and television component as well.

There was no specifics about how Marvel will use television to promote the event, but it was stated that Marvel sister companies ABC and Disney XD were among the channels being tossed around.

The marketing campaign will run the entire length of the twelve issue series.

They’re actually treating every issue as an event, because there’s a different fight going on in every issue, and I’m told that they are pushing every single issue through all twelve issues. The story itself has three acts, and each of those acts has a natural marketing hook to it, so they’re pushing those as well. We’re making a concentrated effort like never before to get whatever we can out there.
News sui fumetti di Avengers - i più potenti eroi della Terra e di Ultimate SpiderMan.

Da Newsrama:

New All-Ages Comic Line Tied to MARVEL Animation (Updated)

Update, 2/18: The ties between Marvel's new all-ages line and their current animated series are now even clearer, with the publisher announcing on Friday the name for the new imprint: "Marvel Universe," the same branding as the Disney XD programming block launching on April 1.

Additionally, Marvel has released the covers for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1 and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1 with complete trade dress, displaying a feature called "Fury Files."

"The Marvel Universe line of comics not only clearly lets fans know they’re in for great stories, but also lets parents know where to find great stories to share with their kids," said Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso in the company's press release.

Original story: Supporters of all-ages comic books were concerned when Marvel's March 2012 solicitations arrived this past December, and with them brought news that Super Heroes #24 and Spider-Man #24 were the last issues of both series, and with that, the end of the kid-friendly "Marvel Adventures" line.

Those concerned didn't need to be for too long, as April brings the first issues of two new all-ages series from Marvel: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures. Both are new stories set in the world of Marvel TV's Disney XD animated series (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man, as you've probably already surmised), and feature involvement from folks directly involved with the shows, including head Earth's Mightiest Heroes writer Chris Yost and the Man of Action team (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven Seagle and Duncan Rouleau) on Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures.

Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and all-ages comic veteran Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures) are also contributing to the first issue of Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, with art from Nuno Plati. Adam Dekraker is illustrating The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures.

Newsarama talked via email with two Marvel editors working on the new books, Stephen Wacker and Tom Brennan, about the importance of "all-ages" titles in Marvel's publishing line, how closely the comics will resemble the shows, and using digital comics to reach new readers.

Newsarama: It could reasonably be argued that Marvel puts out a good deal of titles that are, at the least, acceptable for say, a 12 year old. (I'm not a parent, so my judgment might be skewed). So given that, why is it important for Marvel to have comic books that are explicitly labeled as "all ages"?

Stephen Wacker: I think what’s important is having as many venues as possible for our characters and stories to reach an audience that has more options than ever on how to spend their time. It’s the same thinking behind every sub-line we have from MAX to the Marvel literary adaptations we do.

To me, The "all-ages" aspect of the line isn’t the most intriguing part since most of the books I work on I would have enjoyed at any age (except Moon Knight which my mother says I can only read when I turn 40.). I am much more excited about being a bridge for anyone who walks away from the new Spidey and Avengers shows anxious for more.

As I see it, the “all-ages” tag we use is really a guideline for parents and retailers. While out greater Marvel U has long-spanning stories filled with lots of payoffs for long time readers that draw you in to our greater continuity, these will be more contained stories focused on action.

Tom Brennan: When you look at the last few years of Marvel Publishing, the stories have been heralded – rightly so — for the innovative way they’ve addressed adult themes. So I’d agree with you, Albert, most of the line is appropriate for younger audiences, but the messaging hasn’t always been clear. With this line we have the freedom to say, “This is your jumping on point for the Marvel Universe.”

Nrama: In the past, some all-ages books have struggled in sales, at least in the direct market. Given that, what is this initiative looking to do differently?

Wacker: We’ll be tying into the animated series (Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) for one, which will serve a different set of readers entirely.

Honestly though the expectations for this line are very different from our main Marvel U books.

Over the past few years, the many talented people associated with the all-ages books have brought hundreds of thousands of new readers to Marvel through channels our direct market customers don’t see: From school and public libraries, to international magazines, to all sorts of custom publishing initiatives.

With our main line of comics having grown so interconnected — since that’s the fanbase’s expectation and what readers seem to want — it’s important that we’re able to create stories that can stand completely on their own.

Nrama: One thing that stands out from the initial announcement is the high-profile creators involved. Was it important to get people like Chris Yost and the Man of Action crew — who are not only big names in comics, but involved in the respective TV shows — to prove that the comics aren't simply rote tie-ins? (Also, given how busy Dan Slott has been with Amazing Spider-Man twice a month, how has he found time to contribute to Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures?)

Wacker: Dan was easy because he’s grown used to doing what I tell him. Though I did have to promise that his Spider-Man/Human Torch cohort Ty Templeton could draw the story... (Gee, twist my arm why don’t ya!)

Yost and The Man of Action Crew are contributing to these books because, well, they want to. We’re very fortunate to have Chris and M.O.A. team working with us given their roles as writers for EMH and USM respectively. Getting them on board for the launch was crucial to setting the tone and making sure our books reflect the TV shows right out of the gate. So it made my life easier... which is every editor’s goal.

Brennan: Getting a little more into your question, we’re constantly hearing from high-profile creators that they’d love to do more all-ages work — it’s just been a matter of scheduling. As these books continue, you’ll be seeing a mix of familiar faces and new voices sharing the writing duties.

Nrama: How close will the books be "on model" to the shows?

Wacker: As close as we can get while still giving out artists a chance to show off their stuff. But these comics are meant to fit in with the style of the show.

Nrama: Is there a chance that we might see things in the comics before the shows? Say, could the Serpent Squad show up in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series even though they haven't been in the cartoon yet?

Wacker: There is a chance. Yost in particular is looking to hint at some upcoming events on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Nrama: The press release mentions Agent Coulson in the Earth's Mightiest Heroes series, and it's already been revealed that Coulson plays a major role in the Ultimate Spider-Man TV show. This is a bit of a leap, but is there a loose degree of interconnectivity between the two comics?

Wacker: Not really. The shows stand alone, though they do share characters.

Brennan: It’s crucial that both of these books be jumping-on points for any audience, so we have no plans to connect these two books. Coulson’s become a fan favorite, and in his story in EMH #1, we needed a character to introduce this world of Avengers to the readers. Coulson seemed like the perfect fit.

Nrama: Since reaching an all-ages audience obviously involves reaching out to new readers, what's the plan for making these books stand out on shelves? Will there be a heavy newsstand presence for the titles? On the same note, given that there are surely kids out there much more likely to read on an iPad than a paper comic, can we expect to see a digital push for these new series?

Wacker: Speaking generally, I simply don’t believe newsstands are where you reach the most kids anymore. We do have a lot of exciting digital stuff planned though... particularly with the Marvel app and at That’s our new newsstand... that’s where you grab new people, particularly now that the app is on Android and iOS.

Nrama: To wrap up, there is bit of a public debate between "all-ages comics" and "kids' comics," with the former being something desirable and pan-generational and the latter being something to avoid, seen as talking down to the audience. How do you view the distinction between the two? In your minds, what's the target audience for these new books?

Brennan: I couldn’t speak much to that debate as I’ve never really been a part of it, but I do know that a good story well told is, on some level, universally understood.

Good writers are good writers, be they writing a murder mystery or a children’s book. If you write a good story, ideally any audience will enjoy it. The target audience for these books is all ages. It’s got sophisticated and accessible action, adventure and excitement that every audience will love.

Wacker: See why I like Tom so much?

I don’t have a ton of faith in adults debating what kids really want because it usually just becomes what the adults want... just couched in intellectual terms. It reminds of the scene in Big when the executives are all sitting around talking about what kids want out of toys... until 13-year-old-brained Tom Hanks shows them all up. My target audience is people who like Spider-Man and the Avengers and viewers who love the new shows.

To your point, I believe readers of our superhero comics of any age want exciting, heart-stopping, emotional stories about people using their gifts to do the right thing. That’s what new need to deliver each month.

Oh, and also Hulk fighting the Thing.



Ecco come sarà Pugno d'acciaio in Ultimate SpiderMan.



Iron Fist will be an ally of Spidey's in the upcoming animated series. Have a look at a younger, but more 616 than Ultimate, looking Danny Rand here..

When the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD kicks off on April 1, Spidey will have some help battling those bad guys in the form of a teenage Danny Rand, better known to comic fans as Iron Fist.

Says the show's producer Duncan Rouleau..

"The 'Ultimate Spider-Man' version Iron Fist is definitely a Danny, and not a Daniel, Rand. Unlike some other super heroes on his team, he isn't given to big mouthy boasts or wild displays of teenage angst. Danny embraces a go-with-the-flow attitude. Stepping out from the confines of K'un L'un into the madhouse of New York, Danny tends to look at everything with a wide-eyed sense of the new that offers a unique perspective vs. his more jaded fellow trainees. But don't be fooled, beneath that kick-back demeanor is the most deadly kick in the world...and, of course, an iron fist."

He also say that despite thsi version being a teenager, they have very much been influenced by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction's acclaimed run on Immortal Iron Fist. What do you think? Will Rand make a good addition to the show?

Prima immagine di Pugno d'acciaio

L'eroina di Ultimate SpiderMan sarà White Tiger.


Spider-Man & His Ultimate Friends: White Tiger

The new White Tiger leaps into action in 'Ultimate Spider-Man'!

Fans may not be familiar with the new White Tiger just yet, but that will change once she joins your Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler in “Ultimate Spider-Man,” beginning April 1!

The young super heroine will join Spidey, Iron Fist, and two more heroes as part of a special team-in-training that will form Peter Parker’s core supporting cast in his new animated adventure. But who is the White Tiger, and what brings her to this team of S.H.I.E.L.D. trainees?

“As a legacy heroine and the newest in a family of heroes to use the White Tiger name, Ava feels she has a lot to prove to S.H.I.E.L.D., to her teammates, and to herself,” divulges “Ultimate Spider-Man” Creative Consultant Paul Dini. “It's important to her that she excels at everything she does, as she plans on leaving the team someday as a full super heroine in her own right. She was Fury's fair haired girl until Spider-Man showed up, and she wants to show the newbie that despite his rep as a solo hero, he still has a long way to go toward earning her respect.”

“She’s really into S.H.I.E.L.D.,” elaborates Supervising Producer Cort Lane. “She would love to be the next Black Widow. She enjoys the S.H.I.E.L.D. training, and she thinks the Helicarrier’s the coolest thing in the world.”

The White Tiger doesn’t have a large history in the comics, but while she’s never typically been associated with the Webhead that freshness brought a new and interesting dynamic to the series.

“We wanted a young female voice on the team and while she is new, White Tiger proved to be the perfect choice,” explains Dini. “She's tough and smart, and her cat-like reflexes allow her to match Spider-Man leap for leap in agility. Also, Spidey's wisecracking attitude really rubs the more serious Tiger, a.k.a. Ava Ayala, the wrong way, which gives us a lot of character conflict when they are trying to solve a bigger problem. It's fun to make sparks fly when you're writing for two contentious teammates.”

And while Lane finds there’s “less pressure in keeping continuity for her” given her relatively shorter history in the comics, he promises viewers “will find over time that her origin is closely connected to the original White Tiger and is linked to the Marvel Universe in really interesting ways.”

“We were free to experiment with her powers, her history and her look until we came up with a character that fit the unique tone of our show,” echoes Dini. “That said, White Tiger is very much a heroine in the classic Marvel mode, and while she is new, there's something about her that seems very right in Spider-Man's universe. Cool powers, defiant attitude, compelling backstory, it's like she's been there all along.”

While Iron Fist, revealed yesterday as a member of Spider-Man’s super heroic supporting cast, provides a more calming influence on the group, White Tiger brings her own unique temperament to the mix.

“Like her namesake, White Tiger is tough, proud, and when the chips are down, will fight to the very end,” says Dini. “She's in there fighting it out side by side with the boys, or throwing them around if they get in her way. She's as smart as she is strong, and while brainwork comes easily to Peter Parker/Spider-Man, White Tiger is more focused and a much better student. You also get the idea that Ava has to work harder to keep the savage Tiger side of her nature in check. Without discipline, she could be one claw pop away from becoming Wolverine. That's why she is a bit of a control freak and a girl who pushes herself to be better than her teammates.”



Nuovi dettagli su Luke Cage da ultimate SpiderMan.


New Look & Details For Luke Cage In ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Show

Marvel has unveiled some new info surrounding the role of Luke Cage in the upcoming Disney XD TV series, including his relationship with Iron Fist and how the teenage version will be different from the more well known incarnation.
PaulRom - 3/1/2012

Lately, Marvel has been revealing some characters that will be heavily featured in Ultimate Spider-Man (a new Disney XD animated series that will focus on Spidey training to be a true superhero), and the latest character that has been revealed is none other than Luke Cage. Cage, like many other heroes joining Spider-Man, is depicted as a teenager in this series. In addition to an official first-look photo, check out some words from writer/producer Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb:

“...but it is fun to write him as a teenager, and I do sort of write him with the knowledge of the man he’s going to become", says writer Brian Michael Bendis. "That’s kind of the way I wrote the Peter Parker in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN [the comic series] for many years. You’re writing the teenager who you know will one day become the Peter Parker we know and love. This is the Luke that will eventually become Luke Cage.”

“He’s a little more carefree,” adds Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. “While he’s got street smarts, he doesn’t have the same troubled past as the adult Luke has.”

Despite the changes, Bendis and Loeb ensure that this incarnation is essentially the same character that we've known before. “What we like about the ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Luke Cage is that he’s still instilled with his fierce sense of loyalty and family,” comments Loeb. “It’s an important theme to the new series and Luke embodies that well.”

Concerning the companionship between Luke Cage and Iron Fist, “If there’s anything not broken in comics, it’s the dynamic between Iron Fist and Power Man,” elaborates Bendis. “They’re like the Laverne and Shirley of comics. They’re the Odd Couple. They’re fantastic together. And that dynamic only gets more interesting with the connection of the other three teammates. No matter what happens on the team, these two are good.”

“They are best of friends--much like in the comics--but as teenagers we can see the less-than-responsible side of these heroes as well,” promises Loeb.


Prima clip di Ultimate SpiderMan.



Disney has released the first clip for their upcoming cartoon Ultimate Spider-Man that features everyone's favorite wall crawler meeting up with Nick Fury.

Entertainment Weekly has gotten a hold of the first clip from the upcoming Disney cartoon, Ultimate Spider-Man. The clip features Nick Fury comforting Spider-Man as it is the date of his Uncle Ben's birthday. Fury is also in the process of trying to recruit Spidey to join S.H.E.I.L.D. which is why he is talking to him in the first place.

Unfortunately there is no embed for it but click the picture below and it will take you to it.

Ultimate SpiderMan - prima clip

Ecco come sarà Nova in Ultimate SpiderMan.


First Look at the new Nova in the Ultimate Spiderman" cartoon

Another ally of Spiderman has been added in the new cartoon. Check out how this character will look like and who he is.

In the new show “Ultimate Spider-Man”, Nova will appear as one of Spiderman's friend.

“Nova is an enormously popular character,” notes Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. “When the decision in publishing was for Rich Rider to sacrifice himself [at the climax of THE THANOS IMPERATIVE] we wanted to respect that. We all know that there are other members of the Nova Corp and this is the story of one such member --Sam Alexander.”

“He’s very much like Peter Parker was at the beginning of Spidey’s career--he’s got a lot to prove,” remarks Loeb. “The difference is that Sam comes with a full blown attitude—which, as we may suspect, might be covering up some insecurities.”

“He’s very funny--often at his own expense,” says Loeb. “Nova sees himself as a natural leader. Unfortunately, he’s the only one who sees himself that way. While he and Spidey are often at odds, we’ll see that friendship grow as the series goes on.”

“He has very different voice than the rest of the cast,” reveals Loeb. “He doesn’t quite know the limitations of his powers, so while there’s an irreverence that’s great fun, he’s also got a lot to learn.”

“We’re huge Nova fans as well, so rest assured Nova will be front and center with the heavy-duty action. There’s no task he’s not willing to get into and that bravery--even at personal risk--will put him in harm’s way more often than not. He loves playing the hero, so look for Nova to be the breakout star of the series!"

"Ultimate Spider-Man" will premiere alongside with "The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes" on April 1st on Disney XD


Sono stati rivelati i cortometraggi del nuovo programma Marvel Universe.


-"Fury Files" - Video dossier sugli eroi chiave della Marvel inclusi Pugno di Ferro, Power Man, Nova e Tigre Bianca e i loro nemici. Cortometraggi che mixeranno animazione tradizionale e animazione motion comic.

-"Marvel Mash-Up"– Cortometraggi divertenti e comici sui Supereroi Marvel e i cattivi, realizzati in animazione tradizionale.

-"Animated Reality" - Controfigure e esperti di effetti specaili insegneranno le mosse degli eroi Marvel tra i quali Capitan America e l'Uomo Ragno.

-"What Would It Take?" – Un viaggio nella scienza e nella tecnologia moderna per creare i gadgets, le abilità e gli strumenti dei supereroi Marvel, tra cui i gadgets di Iron Man e di Pugno d'acciaio.

-"Master Class" - Il capo creativo della Marvel, Joe Quesada, spiegherà la visione artistica dietro i grandi supereroi della Marvel.

Gli ultimi tre ("Animated Reality", "What Would It Take?" e "Master Class") saranno presentati da Morgan Tompkins di Radio Disney.

Ecco l'articolo:

Da Marvel Toonzone:

Press Release For Marvel Universe Block, Animated "Spider-Man" and "The Avengers"

A new press release has been issued by Marvel announcing the premiere timeslot for Ultimate Spider-Man and the return of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, both part of the new Marvel Universe block on Disney XD.

Continue below for the press release announcing the official premieres and timeslots for the return of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the debut of Ultimate Spider-Man, both found in the new Marvel Universe programming block, debuting April 1st, 2012. Additional details include information on short-form materials to be included in the Marvel Universe programming block. Continue below for more.


Block to include short-form series that bring the heroes and powers
of the Mighty Marvel Universe to life in new and unexpected ways.

The epic storytelling of Marvel -- full of action, adventure and humor, along with complex, courageous and aspirational characters – will be introduced to a new generation of kids and families through a dedicated programming block, Marvel Universe, premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 1 on Disney XD. The new series, Ultimate Spider-Man, is written and guided by the most star-studded creative team in Super Hero television history, including some of the most influential names in comic books and pop culture. The programming block will also feature the second season of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and new short-form series that take viewers behind the scenes to meet the creative teams and explore the many facets of the Marvel Universe.

"The Disney XD audience will be thrilled by the excitement and energy of the newest Marvel series. Our dedicated block showcases the relatable characters that have sparked the imaginations of so many people, young and old. The Marvel Universe block's new short-form programs are made with our audience in mind, and are designed to further explore the world of Marvel for fans of all ages. From learning how to draw Marvel heroes to seeing the real science behind the heroes’ cool gadgets, devoted Marvel fans and new fans alike will find the block to be a great destination," said David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD.

"The Marvel Universe, which is exploding in theaters, comic books, games and online, bursts onto your TV with the top talent in comics and animation, and the premiere titles Spider-Man and The Avengers! We are bringing the fun, action and adventure known to Marvel fans and families alike. In addition, the never-before-seen animated and live action shorts round out your Sunday morning of can't miss shows in the Mighty Marvel Manner!" exclaimed Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of TV.

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man (who also provides the voice of Stan the Janitor in Ultimate Spider-Man) said, "It's a thrill to see that the highest standards in story telling are so perfectly exemplified by Spider-Man leaping from the pages of the comic book onto the screen to be enjoyed by a new generation."

The amazing team made up of Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, and Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, Supervising Producers/Writers Man of Action (Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle & Duncan Rouleau), Creative Consultant/Writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Lost), and Consulting Producer/Writer Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man comic series), Ultimate Spider-Man marks firsts for one of Marvel's most popular characters the world over. In the storyline, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter's alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes - Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, on the greatest action and adventure ever as they work to become Ultimate Super Heroes!

The premiere episode (11:00 a.m., EST/PST) is entitled "Great Power," and the second episode is "Great Responsibility" (11:30 a.m., EST). The premiere episodes will be available on and Comcast platforms via VOD and directly following the Sunday, April 1 premiere on Disney XD. On April 2, they will be available on Disney XD Mobile VOD available via AT&T, MetroPCS, MobiTV, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation.

Rounding out the Marvel Universe block are exciting new short-form series including (the last three series are hosted by Radio Disney's Morgan Tompkins):

-"Fury Files" - Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.

-"Marvel Mash-Up"– The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.

-"Animated Reality" - Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Captain America and Spider-Man.

-"What Would It Take?" – Get a glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes' gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man's jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist's power-packed punch.

-"Master Class" - Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel's greatest Super Heroes and shows how artists bring them to life.

Ultimate Spider-Man - Executive Producers: Alan Fine (The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (The Avengers, Iron Man), Joe Quesada (Marvel's Chief Creative Officer), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) (Smallville, Lost, Heroes, Teen Wolf and Commando); Co-Executive Producers: Stan Lee (Spider-Man) and Eric Radomski (Batman Animated, Spawn); Supervising Producers: Man of Action Studios' (creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex) Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle; other Supervising Producers: Dana Booton (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) and Cort Lane (The Super Hero Squad Show); Creative Consultant (who also wrote the pilot): Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Lost): Consulting Producer: Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man comic series). Ultimate Spider-Man is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

Ultimate Spider-Man stars Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (Boston Public) as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg (Iron Man,Thor, The Avengers) as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons (Spider-Man) as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber (Wings) as Norman Osborn , Greg Cipes (Teen Titans, Ben 10) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love (I'm In The Band) as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller (I'm In The Band) as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong (The Fairly Odd Parents) as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee (Batman: Arkham City) as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee (Spider-Man) as Stan the Janitor.

The hour-long premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man debuts April 1st, 2012 at 11:00am (ET/PT) on the Marvel Universe programming block, immediately followed by the second season premiere of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes at 12pm (ET) on the same day. Then, beginning April 8th, 2012, Ultimate Spider-Man will air Sundays at 11:00am (ET) followed by The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes at 11:30am (ET).

Stay tuned right here at Marvel Animation Age for further coverage on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, and the all-new Marvel Universe programming block.
Uao vedo che si stanno dando da fare nello sfruttare questi personaggi in tutti i modi!
Solito discorso, d'accordo se fatto bene!
Sì in effetti si stanno dando da fare. La cosa ci fa piacere. Era ora che facessero svegliare dal letargo i supereroi della Marvel anche in tv. Questi supereroi hanno enorme potenziale e se sfruttati per bene daranno ottimi frutti. Speriamo che nei cortometraggi utilizzino anche personaggi come gli X-Men, Dazzler, gli inumani, i Guardiani della Galassia , le Figlie del drago, ecc.


Nuove immagini di Ultimate SpiderMan.

Da CBM e da IGN:

New ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Pictures Featuring Iron Man, Captain America & More

Courtesy of IGN, we have new pictures for Disney XD's upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, featuring our first look at special guest stars Iron Man, Captain America, Klaw and "Stan the Janitor" among others. Check it after the jump.

A big thanks to IGN for these pictures from the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. They provide a first look at special guest stars such as Iron Man, Captain America, Wizard, Thundra, Klaw and "Stan the Janitor".

As the series begins, Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for just one year. He has saved lives and fought supervillains, but he is still in the process of learning how to be a superhero. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. offers Peter the chance to train to be a real superhero and become "The Ultimate Spider-Man". However, beforehand Peter will have to learn how to work with a team of four fellow teenage superheroes. The teen heroes Spider-Man will be teaming up with are Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist, and Power Man.

Immagini Ultimate SpiderMan

Due nuove clips su Ultimate Spider-Man.


Two New Clips From The ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Animated Series

Check out these two brand new clips from the show, featuring Spidey going up against The Trapster, and then as Peter Parker taking on the rest of his Frightful Four team-mates - Thundra, Wizard , and Klaw.

Ultimate Spider-Man Clips

Intervista a Duncan Rouleau dei Man of Action.

Da Marvel:

Meet the Men of Action: Duncan Rouleau begins a series of chats with Man of Action Studios, the creators behind 'Ultimate Spider-Man'!

Collectively known as Man of Action Studios, the team of Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Kelly and Joe Casey serving as Supervising Producers on “Ultimate Spider-Man” have worked together in the world of animation for years, creating such shows as “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex.”

But beyond their work in animation, each member of the creative quartet has a long history in the world of comics. With the premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” only a few short weeks away on April 1, will chat with each member of the group on their past work, the transition from comics to animation, and what it’s been like chronicling Spidey’s new animated adventures.

Besides his work as a writer and Supervising Producer on “Ultimate Spider-Man,” Rouleau has worked as an artist on a number of Marvel heroes—and anti-heroes—including runs on Alpha Flight, Venom, X-Factor and more. Now he makes his return to the Marvel Universe helping to bring your Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler to animated life. While the majority of your work in comics has been as an artist, early on you helped co-plot Alpha Flight with Steven Seagle and have written a number of things on your own since then. How do you think your skill sets as an artist have helped inform your writing, both for comics and animation?

Duncan Rouleau: Having a “visual eye” does not exclusively belong to an artist, but the day-to-day practice of taking a written idea and translating it into a visual representation allows me a no-nonsense approach on how things can be best realized, especially [when] constructing massive super hero tales that require loads of action and fight choreography.

But truly, the greatest advantage being an artist in comics allowed me the opportunity to work with many great writers and see firsthand their storytelling process—some of whom are now members of Man of Action. Before “Ultimate Spider-Man,” I don’t believe you had the opportunity to work on the Wallcrawler much—what have you enjoyed most about writing him so far?

Duncan Rouleau: I love working on this show! The entire process from breaking stories in the writer’s room to seeing the finished product has been so much fun. I think the show reflects that.

There are many untapped aspects of Spidey’s character that appear in the comics that have not been seen in the in any of the animated versions --yet. The use of quick cutaways and a rich inner fantasy life have allowed us to explore Spidey’s famous irreverent humor and humanity in a way that hasn’t ever been visualized in a super hero show before. For me, helping establish this new way of telling a Spidey story has been the most entertaining and challenging [aspect]. What are some of your personal favorite Spidey stories? What about favorite writers or artists who have worked on the webhead?

Duncan Rouleau: No real surprises here. There have been many classic runs and I am a fan of every one of them. I first ran into Spidey somewhere in the mid-70s and have been following his exploits since. I do have a sweet spot for the early [Steve] Ditko/[Stan] Lee books, but if I was cornered I’d have to say AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #121 through #180 are some of my favorites. When you set out to write something, do you already have a clear visual of what’s going to happen beforehand?

Duncan Rouleau: A good story always springs out from an idea--a “hook”--that first draws you in. That hook could be an image, a character moment or even a question. Once you have that, and it’s one you are excited by, the story can follow pretty quickly.

From a practical writing method, when constructing a script--especially for animation--it’s always best to have the ending in mind before you start the plot. However, in many cases, I have made discoveries along the way that change the ending I had originally planned for…but those usually come out of the discovery of a new and better hook. What are some of the biggest differences in your mind between working in comics and animation?

Duncan Rouleau: That’s a really interesting question. However, I think the answer differs from project to project. The big challenge on doing “Ultimate Spider-Man” was actually taking specific storytelling elements found in comics--the thought balloon, the omniscient narrator, genre splicing, etc.—and embracing them and finding an animated equivalent. This approach has really opened up the floodgates for me.

Without going too deeply into the storytelling techniques, we took a lead from the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comics. And hopefully, by embracing the spirit found in those pages, we’ve managed to imbue that energy into the Ultimate Marvel Comic animated show. I really can’t wait to see what people think of what we did. We’re very proud of it. How has your work in comics influenced your work in animation, and vice versa?

Duncan Rouleau: I find animation to have a very precise approach to storytelling. It might be because it is directly influenced by budgets and production schedules, but there is no wasted line of art, no wasted motion--it forces you to vet and analyze every aspect to create the maximum effect. Comics, for me, have provided an exploratory experience. Probably because there is a smaller crew and less technical layers involved, but I find the chance for personal discovery to be open wide working on a book.

In the end, each has their challenges, but both are invaluable. I guess you could say one encourages my craftsmanship while the other my artistry. Together, hopefully, they have made me a better storyteller.

Ultimate Spider-Man sarà presentato al South By Southwest Interactive Festival.

Da Marvel:

Ultimate Spider-Man Premieres at SXSW

Get the latest on the world premiere of "Ultimate Spider-Man" at South By Southwest Interactive Festival

Watch the "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere March 11 at South By Southwest
"Ultimate Spider-Man," premiering April 1 on Disney XD as part of the Marvel Universe block, is the super hero show everyone’s talking about--and you can experience the world premiere at South By Southwest Interactive Festival! At the historic Marvel: House of Ideas, panel Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. on the IGN stage at the Palmer Events Center, Jeph Loeb (EVP/Head of Marvel Television) will debut the entire first episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" for fans in attendance. This can’t-miss panel also features the unveiling of Marvel’s bold new multimedia plans that includes the announcement of Marvel's revolutionary new ways to read comics, courtesy of Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group). Don’t forget, this event is free and open to the public, so fans of all ages can be in attendance for the first look at the series that will redefine super hero animation--and the announcements that will change how you see comics!

“We’ve heard that Austin has some of the best Marvel fans in the world and we couldn’t imagine a better ‘thank you’ for their support than the world premiere of 'Ultimate Spider-Man' which comes to Disney XD on April 1,” said Loeb. “Working with top writers and talent, we’ve produced an animated series that brings Spider-Man to life like you’ve never seen him before. They say they do it up big in Texas--and we can’t wait for the smiles on the crowd’s faces when they get the first look at Ultimate Spidey in action!”

Once the Marvel: House of Ideas panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Marvel lithograph (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Loeb and Alonso in a special Marvel signing session.

Ecco i nuovi costumi di Cap, Iron Man e Thor nella seconda stagione di Avengers - i più potenti eroi della Terra.

Da Marvel:

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest New Costumes

Iron Man, Thor & Captain America get new looks in Season 2 of 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!'

With the second season premiere of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" during the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD April 1, a few team members have received some new looks!

Iron Man, Thor and Captain America each receive a costumed updgrade, and we've got your first full look at all three right here on!

You can check out our full gallery directly below, and get ready for the Avengers' newest adventures when they debut alongside "Ultimate Spider-Man" on April 1, only on Disney XD!

Avengers - Nuovi Costumi

Ecco qua quattro video promo del programma Marvel Universe:

Marvel Universe Promo

La Marvel produrrà due nuove serie animate prossimi mesi e altre due nuove serie animate per la fine dell'anno e il prossimo inverno. In totale sono previste ben 4 nuove serie animate.

Da Tag Blog:

Marvel Animation Rebooted

In three week, a super hero returns again.

Ultimate Spider-Man debuts on Disney XD on April 1 and kicks off the cable channel's Marvel Universe programming block that also includes the second season of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes — for those who want to get prepared for the movie The Avengers in May — as well as a series of several short-form programs. ...

I visited Marvel Animation Studios for the first time today. It's a Disney-owned facility located in Glendale, and it is only now starting to staff up. The studio will be producing two new series in the next several months, and then add two more next Fall and Winter.

Ultimate Spider Man doesn't happen to be one of them. That project is being done at Starz Media-Film Roman, and will continue to be produced there.

(The interesting thing to me about the studio is, though the Mouse owns it, the place operates as almost an independent entity. It doesn't report to the lot in Burbank but to the Marvel Studio in Manhattan Beach. We wish them all the best.)


Nuovo promo per Ultimate Spider-Man.


New Promo For The ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Animated Series Released

Hit the jump to watch this new promo for the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series featuring a first look at Venom and Dr. Doom.

Ultimate Spider-Man promo

Joe Quesada parla di Ultimate Spider-Man e dei nuovi cartoni animati della Marvel.

Da Herocomplex:

‘Ultimate Spider-Man’: Joe Quesada says keep an eye out for Nova

This is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and the websinger seems to be everywhere — a record-breaking Broadway show, the upcoming feature film, a new video game this summer, etc. You can add an animated television series to that list with Disney XD’s April 1 premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man.” The promising new series will be spotlighted in a March 17 panel at WonderCon in Anaheim but Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips caught up with Marvel Entertainment’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, for some early insights.

This is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and the websinger seems to be everywhere — a record-breaking Broadway show, the upcoming feature film, a new video game this summer, etc. You can add an animated television series to that list with Disney XD’s April 1 premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man.” The promising new series will be spotlighted in a March 17 panel at WonderCon in Anaheim but Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips caught up with Marvel Entertainment’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, for some early insights.

JP: What’s the new “Ultimate Spider-Man” animated show about, and will it follow the comic book exactly?

JQ: Well, it won’t follow the comic book exactly. The goal really is to show Spider-Man to a new audience and demonstrate to them what’s wonderful about Spider-Man and add a little twist to the story. Something obvious to anyone who’s followed Spider-Man is that there have been many many animated shows. Most of them took the same route: here’s Peter Parker’s origins, and here’s how he got his powers, and he’s got an aunt named May and he’s got Mary Jane … all those things. We decided to amp that up a little bit by giving him much more responsibility — he has that great mantra ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ – so what happens when you give him more responsibility than he’s accustomed to? We introduce him to SHIELD. While SHIELD has been in the Marvel Universe for decades, it’s become something of a character unto itself as this sort of secret spy organization because of the Marvel movies, and I think that it’s only going to get bigger as you see more Marvel movies made over the years. So Peter Parker and Spider-Man are going to be a part of SHIELD, which gives him access to really cool tech. That’s a real twist to the Spider-Man mythos. Most of the tech that you’ve seen with Spidey are his web shooters, or in the comics he was given this sort of iron spider suit by Tony Stark, but it was not something he used on a regular basis. But in the cartoons, Spider-Man will have a lot of really cool toys that he uses, as well as his new teammates.

JP: Who’s writing on the show?

JQ: It’s a large group of us. There’s Paul Dini — the legendary Paul Dini; Man of Action, who you probably know from “Ben 10;” Brian Michael Bendis, arguably the greatest writer of Spider-Man comics since Stan Lee — he’s probably written as many books as Stan and could be the greatest writer in comics today; and Jeph Loeb, of course, who’s the head of Marvel TV and is also a great writer in his own right. It’s a pretty fun group of guys and a very very talented pool of writers.

JP: So you’ve had some time to evaluate now… Really tell us how has it been being part of the Disney family?

JQ: This may sound hard to believe, but it has been fantastic. Coming from the world of Marvel, say three years ago, we were a decent-sized company, but we didn’t have quite the reach, or the muscle, that we do now by being part of the Disney family. This enables us to do shows like “Ultimate Spider-Man,” ’cause in the past we couldn’t do our own animation. This is really the first Marvel-produced Spider-Man animated show — which is a hallmark for us… And working with XD has been fantastic. They trust Marvel… It’s going to feel like a Marvel-produced thing, much like the movies do now with “Iron Man,” “Thor” “Captain America” and the upcoming “Avengers.” Those movies distinctly feel like Marvel movies because they were produced by us, and for Marvel animation, “Ultimate Spider-Man” is sort of the kick-off for that [on TV].

JP: And any TV plans after “Ultimate Spider-Man?”

JQ: Well, we haven’t announced anything to this point, so I can’t get into that — but I can tell you that we do have other shows in the works. We are planning a wonderful slate, and every show has Marvel people working on them. Like Steve Wacker, a senior editor who I wanted to mention for “Ultimate Spider-Man.” I think it’s important for the beginning of Spider-Man to have the guy who’s editing the books be in the room.

JP: Fans were giddy with all of the epilogue drops that were done for the movies leading up to “The Avengers.” How long did it take for you to think those up and tie them together?

JQ: Many, many years of planning before the ball really started rolling. The idea was, in a perfect world, if “Iron Man” was a success, then we’d be on the road to “Avengers.” And luckily we’ve had some great success with our solo character movies building towards “Avengers” — and there’s even a plan to go beyond that… But that’s always been a part of Marvel. It’s something that we started in publishing, to always have a long-reaching plan. We’re doing that in the cinematic universe, and starting to in the animated universe and beyond that…. And I don’t want to confuse it by saying the animated universe is going to be the same as the comic book universe or movie universe. They’re going to be completely different. Just that within the different mediums, there will be some consistency.

JP: So, you don’t think that anything will come back to the book from the show?

JQ: In my world, I like to look at the comic book as the source material. What you’ll see is that things that originate in the comic books will eventually bleed into the show. Obviously we can’t get as edgy in animation as we can in the comic books…. But there are some wonderful Easter eggs for longtime followers of Spider-Man, though. It’s no different than our movies.

JP: Are there any particular characters that you like in “Ultimate Spider-Man” that we may want to know about?

JQ: I think my favorite character is going to be Nova. Nova is a character that will hopefully break out. He’s a lot of fun and sort of the yin to Peter Parker’s yang. And I will give you one little hint: If you’ve liked the Marvel movies, I think you’re going to see a character that’s really going to make you smile.

– Jevon Phillips


Check out the new photos of the Ultimate Spider-Man Villains

When your Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler returns to animated television in “Ultimate Spider-Man” April 1 on Disney XD, he’ll bring a number of classic Marvel villains with him.

Doctor Octopus of "Ultimate Spider-Man"

“Doctor Octopus is actually the design that we’ve played with the most,” remarks Wilcox. “He’s not the fat guy with a bowl cut. Before the series begins, he’s suffered a horrific injury and can’t use his arms or legs. He’s essentially atrophied to the point where his metal arms have to do his work for him. His suit acts as an iron lung, and he can’t survive outside of his suit.

“He works for Norman Osborn. He’s sort of subservient to Norman, but at the same time has his own agenda. He’s more about the science at the beginning of the series, and then as we get further along, the more he interacts with Spider-Man, the more obsessed Ock gets with capturing and eventually attempting to kill him.''

Doctor Doom of "Ultimate Spider-Man"

“Doctor Doom is a little bit different in this series,” says Wilcox. “We’re earlier in his continuity, if you wanted to compare him to the comics, because he isn’t the evil super villain yet. He’s a dictator, but he’s not living outside the law, he has an embassy in New York, and the first time Spidey and his gang meet him, they’ve actually gone to Latveria, so they’re the aggressors in the situation.

“He’s not a magician yet in our series. He’s just about the suit and the tech and the Doombots and all the fun of that. But he definitely is the biggest bad in the universe of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man.’”

The Trapster of "Ultimate Spider-Man"

''The Trapster is sort of Spidey’s go-to villain for the beginning of the season,” reveals Wilcox. “He’s not the intelligent inventor from the comic with a bag of tricks. On the show he’s all things glue gun. In this series, every time he and Spidey have fought, they make a big mess everywhere, and that’s sort of a catalyst for Nick Fury recruiting Spidey.”

Venom of "Ultimate Spider-Man"

“Venom actually has a completely new origin that we think the fans are really going to like in the series,” teases Wilcox. “I can’t really tell you too much about it without spoiling, but the symbiote has a link to Oscorp.”

“There’s an evolution to the suit in our series. It starts out in a more as a goo form, and then it becomes closer to the actual suit and continues to evolve further into something kind of frightening.''

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Ecco chi saranno i cattivi della seconda serie di The Avengers - i più potenti eroi della Terra.

Da Marvel:

The Avengers: Intergalactic Foes

What makes these bad guys tick?

A large part of Season 2 of "The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!" focuses on the ongoing battle between two warring intergalactic alien empires: The Kree and the Skrulls. As it turns out, they’ve been battling it out for a while--centuries, even--and it just so happens that Earth is their next battleground. The Avengers have been warned as much by the time travelling conqueror, Kang, and Captain Mar-Vell, a representative of the Kree Navy who was sent to Earth to study both the planet and its inhabitants. Mar-Vell is a friend of Carol Danvers, and in fact, disobeyed orders to save her life, so we know that maybe not all Kree are bad. But it’s only a matter of time before their armies arrive. Both S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers are our planet’s last defense, and they’re going to need to work together in order to stop the coming invasion. Because it’s definitely coming.


The Kree on "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"

The massive Kree Empire spans a thousand star systems, and its military might is perhaps unrivaled in the galaxy. Kree civilization is highly militaristic and scientifically advanced. They are a race born and bred to be perfect soldiers and brilliant scientists. Their armor technology has even advanced to a point where it has an almost organic ability to form weapons out of thin-air.

The Kree Empire is ruled by a sort of hive-mind, a techno-organic repository for their society’s collective knowledge known as the "Supreme Intelligence." Individual Kree resemble humans almost exactly, with the exception of their blue skin.

It is said that the Kree have spent so many centuries trying to perfect their species into the ultimate warrior race, that they have lost the ability to evolve naturally. One of the attributes that has attracted the Kree’s attention to Earth is the incredible diversity and adaptability of super powers that has begun to spring up within humans.


Ronan the Accuser on "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"

The Kree known as “Ronan” serves his people as the Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire. He is charged with upholding all Kree law and justice throughout the galaxy as the Supreme Intelligence sees fit. He is judge, jury, and executioner rolled into one, and once he has made a verdict, it is final.

In addition to his incredible strength and sharp reasoning skills, Ronan possesses a device known as “The Universal Weapon” which dispenses cosmic energy according to its wielder’s will. Even within the scope of incalculable firepower possessed by the massive Kree navy, the Universal Weapon is revered as one of the most powerful and dangerous weapons in the Kree arsenal.


The Skrulls on "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"

The Skrulls are a stark contrast to their brazen, rigid, militaristic enemies, the Kree. After centuries of war with their nemeses, during which time their homeworld of Skrullos was destroyed, the Skrulls have learned to adapt and evolve in order to remain alive. Where the Kree prefer the shock and awe of a direct assault, the Skrulls’ inferior numbers and technology have forced them to become more creative in their approach to conflict.

In their natural state, the Skrulls have green skin, ribbed chins, and pointy ears. They’re devious and stealthy, and most notably they have developed the ability to shapeshift--to take on the voice and appearance of anyone they come across. They prefer guerilla tactics over outright attacks, and are masters of espionage and subterfuge. Recent information indicates that they may already have agents on Earth--but who they are, and what they look like, remains a mystery.

Immagini di Ronan, Kree e Skrull

Ecco come saranno Pugno d'acciaio, Luke Cage, Tigre Bianca e Nova in Ultimate Spider-Man:

News dal WonderCon 2012:

* Il 1 gennaio apriranno le porte al pubblico i nuovi Marvel Animation Studios, chiamati da Jeph Loeb affettuosamente "M.A.S.".

* A capo del Marvel Animation Studio c'è Eric Radomski, che ha lavorato alle serie di Batman e Spawn. Gli altri sono Ken Ito, Ken Doer, Adam Tootla eShaun Avnet.

* Il programma Marvel Universe si espanderà con nuove serie animate.

* Al momento è in lavorazione la serie Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H. che sarà lanciato a inizio 2013. Di questa serie è stato presentato il test dell'animazione, ma al momento non sarà messo online.

* I corti Marvel Mash-Up dureranno 2 minuti.

* I fans hanno chiesto a Jeph Loeb se potrebbe esserci una serie animata basata sul nuovo maxicrossover Avengers vs X-Men e Jeph Loeb ha risposto di sì, c'è la possibilità.

* I fans hanno anche chiesto a Jeph Loeb se c'è la possibilità di realizzare la saga del Guanto dell'infinito come film animato o di realizzare film animati della Marvel e Loeb ha detto che ci sono grandi possibilità ora che la Disney ha acquistato la Marvel e che film animati sono possibili, ma al momento non ci sono progetti in merito e nemmeno per il prossimo futuro.

* Da Geekscape e da Marvel:

Wondercon 2012: The Marvel Animation Panel!

This year at Wondercon’s Marvel TV Panel, Jeph Loeb brought the goods.

Among the announcements, the Marvel Universe block will debut on Disney XD on Sunday, April 1st.

The block will kick off with the premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man and the season 2 premiere of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, as well as a number of different extras, including Joe Q art classes, Fury Files on different Marvel characters, and Marvel Mash Up Shorts.

Marvel Mash Up shorts are re-dubbed clips of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends written by the creators of Harvey Birdman and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. Several were shown, and were very funny. The highlight had to be Red Skull arguing with his henchmen about who broke their new flat-screen television.

Eventually, the Marvel Universe Block will expand with the help of the newly announced Marvel Animation Studio, headed by Eric Radomski (Batman: The Animated Series, Spawn).

Currently in development at M.A.S. (or ‘mas marvel’ as Loeb called it) is the action epic Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. Test animation featured Hulk, She Hulk, Rulk, Skaar, and a Hulky Rick Jones code named A-Bomb fighting massive tanks spliced with ‘talking heads’ type footage from each character.

Panel attendees were treated with a screening of the Ultimate Spider-Man trailer, written by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series). The pilot revolves around Spider-Man weighing an offer to receive SHIELD training from Nick Fury with plenty of plotting by Norman Osbourne, who wants Spider-Man’s DNA to sell spider soldiers to the military.

The show moved quickly, and told Spidey’s origins in flashbacks as the information was required. It contained plenty of “cut-to humor” and voice over, feeling like a mix of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Avatar: The Last Airbender with Marvel characters. JK Simmons voices J. Jonah, and Clark Greg will be playing Agent Coulsen. Stan Lee rounds out the supporting cast as Stan the Janitor.

After the pilot, Loeb wasn’t done. We also got a Season 2 sizzle reel of Earth’s Mightiest Avengers, as well as the Season 2 premiere! I won’t spoil anything here, but here are some keywords: Kang! Kree! Skrull! Baxter Buildings! Poker games! DOOM!

The status quo has long been that DC rules animation while Marvel owns the big screen, but with guys like Paul Dini at the wheel, and from what we saw at the panel, Marvel looks to be stepping up their game in a big way.

Nuove immagini e nuovo trailer per la seconda serie di The Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra


Check out whats coming This Season on Avengers Earths Mighttiest Heroes

Check out 5 awesome teasers for this season of 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

The fans of the show can expect some really big twists and turns and big surprises in this seasons "The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" , as seen in the new trailer released yesterday, but we've got five new teases for you directly below!

Season Two will depict the Avengers as they track down the remaining members of the Masters of Evil and end up getting involved in the upcoming war between the Kree and the Skrull. The Avengers are unaware that Captain America has been replaced by a Skrull. Ms. Marvel, Vision, Falcon, and Mockingbird will join the Avengers. Many other characters from the Marvel Universe such as Doctor Doom, Surtur, Thunderbolt Ross' Red Hulk form, and Guardians of the Galaxy have been confirmed to make appearances. Series producers Joshua Fine and Christopher Yost have revealed that certain returning characters will adapt their Ultimate Universe counterpart costumes, such as Director Fury who returns in Season 2 appearing more like the Ultimate Universe Fury with a shaved head and goatee and the Skrull who replaced Captain America will wear the costume directly adapted from Ultimate Captain America and will use an energy shield. The second season premiere, entitled the "The Private War of Dr. Doom" and featuring Dr. Doom and The Fantastic Four, was shown to audiences at both the 2011 San Diego and New York Comic Cons; as well as the 2012 WonderCon in Anaheim. It is set to officially premiere on April 1, 2012.

Immagini e Trailer

Episodi in dettaglio per Ultimate Spider-Man e per The Avengers - i più potenti eroi della Terra.

Da Marvel Animation Age:

"Ultimate Spider-Man," "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" April 2012 Episode Details

Disney XD has provided Marvel Animation Age with episode loglines for the April 2012 installments of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Episode loglines for new installments airing April 2012 of Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes have been provided to Marvel Animation Age by Disney XD. New episodes of both series are slated to air for the entire month of April 2012 as part of the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD.

Continue on for loglines for Ultimate Spider-Man episodes scheduled to air April 2012 on Disney XD.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 1st, 2012 at 11:00am - 11:37am (ET/PT) - "#1 Great Power"
One year after becoming Spider-Man, a teenage Peter Parker is approached by Nick Fury to train with S.H.I.E.L.D. Spidey turns Fury down, but soon finds that villainous forces may require him to join the big leagues after all, in the series premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 1st, 2012 at 11:37am - 12:00pm (ET/PT) - "#2 Great Responsibility"
When Spider-Man accepts Nick Fury's offer to be trained by S.H.I.E.L.D. to become the Ultimate Spider-Man, he discovers that he will be joining forces with four other teenage Super Heroes - Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, in a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 8th, 2012 at 11:00am - 11:37am (ET/PT) - "#3 Doomed"
Spider-Man and his fellow teen super heroes have their first training session together. After some intense competition, they decide to venture to Latveria to capture the infamous super villain Doctor Doom, but their plan soon backfires, in a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 15th, 2012 at 11:00am - 11:30am (ET/PT) - "#4 Venom"
Spider-Man and the other S.H.I.E.L.D. trainees must fight off Doctor Octopus' latest creation, Venom. Things get complicated when Venom shows up at a party held at Harry Osbourne's place, in a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 22nd, 2012 at 11:00am - 11:30am (ET/PT) - "#5 Flight of the Iron Spider"
When Spider-Man meets Iron Man, one of his favorite super heroes, he receives an Iron Spider suit developed specially for him by Tony Stark. Spidey must learn how to operate the complex suit before jeopardizing his relationship with his fellow teen super heroes, in a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ultimate Spider-Man
April 29th, 2012 at 11:00am - 11:30am (ET/PT) - "#6 Why I Hate The Gym"
When the villainous Taskmaster goes undercover as Midtown High's gym teacher to find Spider-Man, gym class becomes a battleground. Spidey and White Tiger must put aside their differences to save their friends from the Taskmaster, in a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Stay tuned next week for a review of the two episode Ultimate Spider-Man series premiere. Continuing, Disney XD has provided the April 2012 episode loglines for new episodes of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
April 1st, 2012 at 12:15pm - 12:45pm (ET/PT) - "#27 The Private War of Dr. Doom"
The Avengers and Fantastic Four are attacked by the forces of Doctor Doom, who have come to capture Wasp and the Invisible Woman. As the two teams fight to save New York from Doombots and rescue their teammates, they soon realize that there is more to Doom's attack than meets the eye, in the season two debut of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
April 8th, 2012 at 11:37am - 12:00pm (ET/PT) - "#28 Alone Against A.I.M."
Caught without his armor, Tony Stark faces A.I.M.'s latest creation, Technovore, a power-hungry monster. While Tony fights for his life, A.I.M. moves to steal the Iron Man armor itself, only to come face-to-face with Captain America, Black Panther and War Machine, in a new episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
April 15th, 2012 at 11:30 - 12:00pm (ET/PT) - "#29 Acts of Vengeance"
The Avengers hunt down the Masters of Evil only to find that the Enchantress is trying to take them down first. The Enchantress wants revenge on Zemo and his team for betraying her, and the Avengers find themselves caught in the middle, in a new episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
April 22nd, 2012 at 11:30am - 12:00pm (ET/PT) - "#30 Welcome to the Kree Empire"
An envoy from the alien warrior race, the Kree, visits Earth to determine if humanity is fit to join the ever-expanding galactic empire or be crushed in its path, in a new episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
April 29th, 2012 at 11:30am - 12:00pm (ET/PT) - "#31 To Steal an Ant-Man"
When Hank Pym's Ant-Man suit is stolen, he takes it upon himself to find the thief. Desperate to find his suit before it can put anyone in danger, Hank is pulled into a criminal underworld and caught in Crossfire's crosshairs, in a new episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Si torna a parlare del cartone sullo S.H.I.E.L.D.

Da BlueSkyDisney:

Expanded Universe...

Marvel more and more...

Later today, Disney XD takes a big step in becoming that Marvel Channel we were talking about...

Tonight is the premiere of "Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Avengers" as well as several other shorts, intros and clips. It's the beginning of a block of Marvel and other Disney content that is supposed to try to attract a more consistent young boy audience for the channel. Hopefully that "S.H.I.E.L.D" animated project will get approved soon.

And of course, this summer there will be the "Tron: Uprising" animated series that the Mouse will be using to justify green lighting another film sequel...

Nuove immagini e video della seconda serie di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.


New Clip And Stills For Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 Episode 2

Check out the new season 2 clip along with some photos, including War Machine.

Season Two will depict the Avengers as they track down the remaining members of the Masters of Evil and end up getting involved in the upcoming war between the Kree and the Skrull. The Avengers are unaware that Captain America has been replaced by a Skrull. Ms. Marvel, Vision, Falcon, and Mockingbirdwill join the Avengers. Many other characters from the Marvel Universe such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Doctor Doom, Surtur, Thunderbolt Ross' Red Hulk form, and Guardians of the Galaxy have been confirmed to make appearances. Series producers Joshua Fine and Christopher Yost have revealed that certain returning characters will adapt their Ultimate Universe counterpart costumes, such as Director Fury who returns in Season 2 appearing more like the Ultimate Universe Fury with a shaved head and goatee and the Skrull who replaced Captain America will wear the costume directly adapted from Ultimate Captain America and will use an energy shield.

Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra - nuova clip


Intervista a Jeph Loeb sul programma Marvel Universe, specialmente su Ultimate Spider-Man e Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.

Jeph Loeb conferma che ci saranno nuovi cartoni legati all'Universo degli Avengers ma è troppo presto per parlarne.


MARVEL UNIVERSE EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Jeph Loeb

DisneyXD is destination TV on Sundays for Marvel Universe, a one-hour block featuring Ultimate Spider-Man and season two of The Avengers. In this exclusive interview, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb discusses the block and the importance of both shows.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: The last time we spoke, the Marvel Universe block wasn’t happening. What was the genesis of the idea?

JEPH LOEB: The idea is to bring the Marvel Universe to life; to find a destination that is exclusive out there in TV land on DisneyXD where we’ll be able to tell stories with some of the most talented people that are working in animation. It’s an extraordinarily talented group that we run very much the way we run a live action show. There’s a writer’s room, we break story together and it goes through a process of just coming up with the best scripts that we possibly can. In the case of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, it results in Marvel’s first step at making a Spider-Man show that is pure Marvel.
Every generation has a spider-Man show and a theme song in their head, but all of those shows were done by other companies that Marvel sometimes had some say over, and sometimes didn’t. This is really a chance where it’s just us guys.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: Okay, so who is this Spider-Man?
JEPH LOEB: This is a 16-year-old Peter Parker who has been Spider-Man for about a year. He’s doing a good job, he believes that he wants to be the best hero that he can be and he gets an opportunity from Nick Fury to become, as we say, the “ultimate” Spider-Man; to get SHIELD-trained, to be part of a program that will sort of usher in the next generation of heroes. When you live in a world where Captain America and Thor and Iron Man are your inspirations, how you go from being a 16-year-old kid with all of Peter Parker’s trials and tribulations of high school, and friends and homework into really becoming the best Spider-Man that you can be is the journey.
The other element of the show that we’re having great fun with, is that because it’s Spidey, there’s a lot of opportunities for humor and I think people will be both surprised and delighted by how the blend of action/adventure and humor really works well. And really will be part of the signature of the shows we’re doing in the block. I should also point out that Drake Bell who plays both Peter and Spider-Man, is pretty extraordinary. He has brought that incredibly unique ability to capture the dramedy – even though you try and do the right thing, somehow you end up with a pie in your face. He manages to capture that so well, and at the same time he nails the Spider-Man quipping, as we refer to it. It’s amazing to watch his work in the booth and it’s very inspirational for the production people.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: The other part of the block, of course, is season two of THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, which has really turned out to be a terrific show.

JEPH LOEB: We had a tremendous response to the first season and in that case the two people who have been really integral to the success of that show is Josh Fine, the producer; and Chris Yost, another big name from the comic book world. It’s gotten tremendous response and the second season picks up with the same concept of huge storylines, big action and great characters. Characters that we know with this little independent, tiny movie called THE AVENGERS coming out on May 4th. In a year where there is gigantic, spectacular Avengers movie from the creative genius of Joss Whedon and a brand new relaunch of Spider-Man that does deal with a younger Spider-Man, we just feel that the timing couldn’t be better for Marvel to have a block which uses our two biggest franchises of Spider-Man and The Avengers put together.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: In the comics, Spidey seems pretty much a contemporary, but in the series he’s a kid compared to The Avengers, right?

JEPH LOEB: He absolutely is. When he meets Iron Man for the first time, it’s awesome. He can’t believe it. It’s not just Iron Man, this is Peter Parker getting a chance to meet Tony Stark. We are actually playing up the element that Peter Parker is the kid who invented the web shooters, so he’s a bit of a scientific genius for a 16 year old kid, but to meet Tony Stark, that’s just meeting your favorite sports hero or any other hero in your life. So we really do get to see that kind of wish-fulfillment element that you often don’t get with a young hero, and see in him the hope for what he wants to be.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: Is there any cross-over with Spider-Man and The Avengers or has that ship sailed since production has wrapped on THE AVENGERS’ second season?

JEPH LOEB: Let’s just say that is a distinct possibility. I can tell you that it is absolutely designed to be all of one universe. There certainly were elements because AVENGERS season 2 was well underway when we started on SPIDER-MAN. There are a couple of elements that don’t quite fit together, kind of like the comic books, but certainly as time goes by folks will see, “Oh, that’s how that fits with that.”

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: The animated AVENGERS is finished, right? There’s no season three currently in production.

JEPH LOEB: I can only tell you that we’re committed to The Avengers universe and that’s as far as I can go.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: C’mon, Jeph, that’s pretty vague.

JEPH LOEB: I think right now people should enjoy THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES.

SUPERHERO TOONIVERSE: Moving on, do you see the live action movies as a real opportunity to put these shows on the map, so to speak?

JEPH LOEB: I think it’s a couple of things. First of all, we were very satisfied with the first season. In our first season DisneyXD was a new network that needed let folks know that this is a destination place for Marvel. Really what we’re excited about is not just the block, but the pairing of these shows. Spider-Man is a big, huge draw and, yes, absolutely, as soon as that Avengers movie opens, it is certainly our hope that folks are going to want to see more stories about The Avengers and they’ll be right there. I’m reminded very much, and you and I are both “of an age” that we’ll know what that means, there was a little show called FAMILY TIES that not a lot of people watched. Once they put it behind a monster show called THE COSBY SHOW, the two of them together took off. Very often television is about placing shows and making a destination something that people will want to come to. It’s certainly our hope that ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN not only has its own success, but that that success will also have the audience stick around for the second half hour for EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES!

Jeph Loeb ha detto che Hulk and the Agents of SMASH avrà un look completamente differente da quello che è stato mostrato, quello era solo un test di animazione.

Inoltre Jeph Loeb rivela che ci sono grandi progetti che riguardano i Vendicatori, ma non svela di più...

Inoltre rivela che ci sono 5 serie animate in sviluppo e ci sono anche coproduzioni (che si riferisca alla serie Defenders in collaborazione con l'India di cui nessuno parla più ma la cui produzione continua?).

Da Toonzone:

Toonzone News Interviews Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television

By Jeffrey Harris

Recently after the 2012 WonderCon, Toonzone News got the chance to speak with Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, who is also executive producer of Ultimate Spider-Man and the in-development animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Previously, Loeb has written benchmark stories for DC and Marvel Comics including Spider-Man: Blue, Batman: The Long Halloween, Ultimate Avengers volume 3, Batman: Dark Victory, Batman: Hush, Superman/Batman: World's Finest, and many more. Loeb has also served as a writer and producer on such shows as Smallville and Heroes, and was also the writer of such live actionfeature films as Teen Wolf and Commando.

TOONZONE NEWS: How was WonderCon, and how excited were you to show off Marvel's Ultimate-Spider-Man, the second season premiere of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and a little preview of Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.?

JEPH LOEB: I think it was really an extraordinary event. First of all, I'm incredibly grateful for every moment I was there because I was on so much cold medication that there was a possibility that I was just going to start blathering Kryptonese at any moment, and that would be bad for so many reasons. But I managed to survive the flu that I was fighting off, and I think a large reason why I did was because the audience response to everything that we showed them was nothing short of extraordinary. I think one the things that your readers will enjoy knowing that is as of January 1, Marvel has opened its own animation studio where we are in Glendale in a state of the art facility. Our new Head of Production, Eric Radomski, is really one of the living legends of animation. He's responsible for a lot of the way that Batman: The Animated Series got the full look that it got, and Spawn on HBO was another show that he produced. This is a guy that is a producer and a director but really more than anything is a visionary. When there's been real shifts in the half-hour animated form, I think you can find a direct line back to Eric Radomski and the people that have come over in order to work with him. So we have this new facility and at this new facility one of the things that we're doing is making this one hour block for Disney XD. There are going to be a number of shorts and interstitials that we're doing - a young company called Retrofit is doing something called "Marvel Mash-Ups," which are just great fun. We took footage from the old Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends television series and went to an extremely talented writer who wrote the pilot for us named Erik Richter. He did a show that for me still makes me laugh so hard, I actually pee my pants - and you can share that with everyone - and that's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. What we do is we strip out the music and the dialogue and we put in our own. And they are just laugh out loud funny.

So that got everyone in the mood. It was pouring rain down in Anaheim. Then we showed the animation test for Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. for the first anywhere in public. I want everyone to know it's not what the final product is going to look like. An animation test is our way of seeing how things are looking, how some of the elements are blending together, what color saturation is looking like. You know, very, very simple kinds of things like that. And some voice tests and again people were hollering. Then we got a chance to premiere part one of the pilot of Ultimate Spider-Man in front of a convention audience for the first time, and it just went over like gangbusters. I was so pleased. I judge the success or failure of anything that we show by that when the lights come back on, how many people are still in their seats. When you're at a convention you have a lot of things to do, so you're not going to give us 22 minutes of your time if you're not enjoying what's going on. What was delightful was that when the lights came on, there were actually more people than when we started. So word was getting around to get up and start looking at the show. They got caught up in the drama, they got caught up in the action, and mostly they got caught up in the humor which was great fun. And I had the enjoyment of being able to - because I was sitting on the stage, so I couldn't really see the screen - but I could see the audience.

So that was great, and then we followed it up with the show that everyone has been eagerly anticipating its return and that's season two of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. That happens to be an incredibly fun episode. There's a lot of interaction between The Hulk and The Thing. The Fantastic Four come over to play cards with the Avengers and then calamity ensues. But it really gave everybody a very good sense of two things. One, the enormous growth that Marvel is showing in animation both from a writing point of view because we really do have the best writers working in animation. And then also just an animation point of view because I think we are growing as a company and really putting some of the best looking stuff that is on the air right now. There is a lot of really great stuff out there so to say that is in very, very high company.

TOONZONE NEWS: Can you confirm any of the voice talent behind Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.? It sounded like we might've heard a little bit of Seth Green as Rick Jones/A-Bomb.

JEPH LOEB: I do know all those things. We're not ready to make those announcements yet. Like I said, we are really at the very early stages of developing that show and so I think we have an awesome cast. I'd be more than happy to talk about the cast of Ultimate Spider-Man, starting with Drake Bell, who I think is just completely defining of not only who Peter Parker is but who Spider-Man is and they are two separate roles that require both the drama and the comedy. Chi McBride who is our Nick Fury; Steven Weber who is Norman Osborn; J.K. Simmons, we couldn't do J. Jonah Jameson without really that voice. I think folks are getting a big kick out of Stan Lee as Stan the janitor. He's not in all the episodes, but when he does turn up, it's an awful lot of fun. For me, the real gift from the studio is - you've seen him in Iron Man and Thor and he'll be running around in a little movie called The Avengers on May 4; and that's Clark Gregg who plays Agent Phil Coulson. He plays Agent Phil Coulson for us on Ultimate Spider-Man.

TOONZONE NEWS: We like to call him Son of Coul on the interwebz.

JEPH LOEB: He is Son of Coul, and when Thor comes by in order to impress Spider-Man we actually get to do the “Son of Coul” gag. It'll be in there.

TOONZONE NEWS: In S.M.A.S.H., it's amazing to me that you have the whole Hulk family all working together on the same team. Especially that you have the Hulk there with Red Hulk, since normally they are trying to kill each other. What is it that would bring a team of lone wolves like that together to fight alongside each other?

JEPH LOEB: I think that what folks will get kick out of when they see Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — which is not until a year away from now — but without giving anything away, I think the old adage of "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" does pay off a lot. It's also when you're a Hulk, there's not a lot of opportunities for you to have friends, so sometimes you have to look to people who really understand the world that you live in. All five of these characters — Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, She-Hulk, and A-Bomb — all have in some way felt the sting of what it is both to be a hero and be called a monster, which is in many ways kind of a classic Marvel conundrum. You can be the world's greatest hero, but on the same token that doesn't mean the public loves you. That's one of the things that's an awful lot of fun about the show. It's a show that is built around how the Hulk does his best to show the world that he is in fact a hero. I think that after people see Marvel's The Avengers feature, they'll have a much better sense as to where the Hulk is headed not only in the movies but in animation and in the comics in the coming year. It is a real drive by us to see the Hulk as a hero.

TOONZONE NEWS: Are you serving as a writer and executive producer on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.?

JEPH LOEB: I serve as executive producer. I don't do any writing of the shows. I'm obviously very involved creatively, but I barely have enough hours in the day. We have five animated series in various stages of development. We've got co-productions that are still going on. We still have the anime series that we're doing with Sony. We're wrapping up Iron Man: Armored Adventures with our friends over at Nick. There's a lot of stuff that goes on here all the time, on top of which I have a live-action television division to run as well. It was in everyone's best interest that I focus my producing and general sort of running the joint than being involved in any of the writing. But obviously we've got a great staff of very, very talented people and those are really the guys that are making the scripts come alive.

TOONZONE NEWS: It's been almost a year since we've seen the last new episode of The Avengers. Was there ever a concern of losing momentum? Or was it more important to start the second season with this new Marvel Animation block on Disney XD to coincide with the release of the live action movie?

JEPH LOEB: I think there were a lot of considerations. We absolutely wanted to be able to get things to the hardcore fanbase who have been incredibly supportive of the show. But we also wanted to make sure that the show really got to the most eyeballs that we could. Every plan that we looked at just came back to that we're going to have a huge launch with Ultimate Spider-Man; a lot of people coming to Disney XD that are long time fans as well as new people that have never come to the network before. I think they are going to find that Marvel Universe block programming is exciting and fun and adventure-filled. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes really will benefit from being with Ultimate Spider-Man and vice versa. It is no small coincidence that when you look at the summer, the two big blockbusters that people are going to be talking about are Marvel's The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, so you have an opportunity where two gigantic motion pictures that really, really terrific movies and real crowd-pleasers are coming. We'd like to be able to have something where if you still want to enjoy this experience after you leave the theater, if you still want to taste that Marvel right to the tap, then the place to be is Disney XD on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM.

TOONZONE NEWS: In light how The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes started development before the Disney acquisition some years back and it was animated by another studio, will this be the final season of the show and will a new animated series be made instead?

JEPH LOEB: We have big plans for The Avengers.

TOONZONE NEWS: So do you think the show will get a third season?

JEPH LOEB: I can just tell you we have big plans for The Avengers and that's all I can tell you right now.

TOONZONE NEWS: Even though you're at Marvel now, you've also written a lot great stories with DC Comics. Does it gratify you at all to see how the work and great collaborations with artists you've had have influenced DC movie projects both live action and animated?

JEPH LOEB: Absolutely. Look, as I've always said, my job is to be a storyteller. I happen to be at a company that I just think is doing the best work in the business right now, but that doesn't mean that the things that I've told in the past if DC or any other company sees that as a story that will work in whatever form whether it's animated or live action. I've been very, very grateful that Christopher Nolan and David Goyer have been extremely complimentary in public on the influences of Batman: The Long Halloween and also Dark Victory on movies like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Having that opportunity to have that kind of impact on pop-culture and just in this business that I love so much is an extraordinary opportunity. So while we're as competitive as the next guy, we've always said that a strong story told by a competitor just makes us better. It makes us work harder and makes us get in there and dig deeper. So I'm hoping that DC will continue to make use of the stories that I told when I was there, and I never say never. There's a chance that I may be back there one day, so who knows what will happen.

Toonzone would like to thank Jeph Loeb for taking the time to speak with us. The new Marvel Animation block featuring Ultimate Spider-Man and the new season of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes airs on Sundays at 11:00 AM on Disney XD.

Sembra che la Marvel abbia cancellato la serie Avengers - i più potenti eroi della Terra nonostante il grande successo che sta riscuotendo.

Sembra infatti che la Marvel sostituirà Avengers- i più potenti eroi della Terra con una nuova serie animata sempre sui Vendicatori che debutterà a fine 2013 e prodotta dalla Marvel Animation Studio.

La nuova serie dei Vendicatori sarà sulla scia della serie Ultimate Spider-Man e sarà ambientata nello stesso universo di Ultimate Spider-Man.

Apparentemente la nuova serie sarà costituita da episodi autoconclusivi, non suddivisi in archi di storie troppo lunghe perchè sembra (e sottolineaiamo sembra perchè al momento sono solo rumors!) che Jeph Loeb non ami molto i programmi televisivi la cui storia prosegue per tanti episodi.

Ecco l'articolo:


Rumor: Marvel cancelling Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes in favor a new show inline with Ultimate Spider-man

Rumor has it that Jeph Loeb, the newly appointed head of Marvel Animation is cancelling the successful Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes Tv series in favor of a new one.

Fans of the successful ongoing Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes TV Series are about to be disappointed. As my sources have confirmed to me, Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Animation studios, has cancelled the currently successful series in favor of a new Avengers Cartoon that will be produced by Marvel's newly acquired studio (MAS) and will be inline with and in the same universe as the currently airing Ultimate Spider-man cartoon.

My sources have also added that not to expect an official announcement until the fall, as Marvel does not want ratings to drop for the second season of Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes which has just started on April 1st and is being met with a tremendous positive response.

Apparently, the initial plan of the new Avengers show consist of only self contained, standalone, episodes as opposed to story arcs, as Loeb has made it very clear that he dislikes TV show stories to run across several episodes. The new Show will be on air by Fall 2013.

The Avengers Earth Mightiest heroes is currently one of the most successful series on Disney XD, and was met with very positive response from fans of all ages. Unfortunately, much like the great Spectacular Spider-man series, the show will be cancelled in favor of a new cartoon that seems to be addressed to younger children like the currently, not so positively met, Ultimate Spider-man.

Eliza Dushku sarà la voce americana di She-Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Da Spinoff ComicBookResources:

Eliza Dushku Voicing She-Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Not much has been said about the upcoming Marvel Studios animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. for Disney XD. We know from the announcement at Comic-Con International 2011 that Jeph Loeb and Paul Dini are shepherding the show, which features a group of Hulk,s including the original, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, Hulk’s son Skaar and A-Bomb, better known as Rick Jones.

Thanks to an IGN interview with Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar, however, we now also know that Eliza Dushku nabbed the role of She-Hulk — although it doesn’t sound like we’re supposed to know this early in the game. The series doesn’t yet have a premiere date, and Disney XD wouldn’t comment on the casting tidbit.

Pasdar himself isn’t a regular on the upcoming series, but does bring his version of Iron Man over from Ultimate Spider-Man. So, now we now not only know that Dushku plays She-Hulk, but also that Iron Man will have a guest spot or two in the first season. Could this mean that both series take place in the same universe, and that crossovers might be in the future?

Da TvBlog:

Avengers I più potenti eroi della Terra, la seconda stagione inedita dal 23 aprile su DisneyXD, e la prima stagione dal 5 maggio su Rai2

Avengers - I più potenti eroi della Terra (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) è una serie partita nel 2010 su Disney XD basata sulla serie a fumetti della Marvel. Dopo la prima stagione di ventisei episodi, la prossima settimana parte la seconda stagione inedita (composta da altrettanti ventisei episodi) in onda con cinque episodi dal 23 al 27 aprile alle 18.15 e 20.50. Questi, i titoli in ordine di trasmissione (uno al giorno): La guerra privata del dottor Destino, Da soli contro l’A.I.M !, Azioni di vendetta, L’impero dei Kree, Antman contro Antman.

In un futuro caratterizzato dall’eterna lotta tra il Bene e il Male con viaggiatori del tempo che vogliono conquistare il mondo, alieni che vogliono invaderlo, mostri e folli robot che vogliono distruggere l’umanità, la potenza di un solo eroe non è sufficiente. Per questo i supereroi singoli si uniscono in un team, gli Avengers, e rimanere in gruppo è la soluzione. Iron Man, Thor, Capitan America, Hulk, Ant-Man e Wasp fanno squadra per proteggere il pianeta dalla potentissima forza del male.

Negli episodi inediti, tra le novità, verranno svelati misteriosi aspetti delle personalità di ogni supereroe e gli spettatori incontreranno nuovi personaggi assistendo a ritorni inaspettati. Intanto godetevi il trailer della stagione in lingua originale partita sul canale americano lo scorso primo aprile, per scoprire qualche personaggio.

Se per caso vi foste persi la prima stagione AntonioGenna segnala che a partire dal 5 maggio arriva per la prima volta in chiaro su Rai2 .

Il nuovo cartone animato dei Vendicatori è in siluppo. La Marvel Animation ha piani per una nuova serie animata, per videogame e merchandising.

Inoltre la Marvel lancerà internazionalmente il programma Marvel Universe.

Da C21Media:

Marvel plans Avengers toon, int’l blocks

Disney-owned Marvel Entertainment will develop another animated series based on the Avengers superhero brand and launch its new programming block internationally.

Marvel Entertainment International’s president Simon Philips confirmed the company is in “early stage discussions” over a new series based on the Avengers. “We have plans for an animated TV show, video games and merchandise,” around the franchise, he added.

This comes as Marvel’s parent Disney launches Avengers Assemble, its first Marvel movie since acquiring the US-based firm in 2009 for US$4bn. Philips said the Mouse House’s infrastructure allowed it to launch and distribute new film and TV projects.

Speaking to journalists in London yesterday, Philips also revealed plans for the international launch of the Marvel programming block that went live on Disney XD in the US earlier this month.

The block currently contains two series from the 8,000-character Marvel Universe, Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It also includes shortform series such as Fury Files, Marvel Mash-Up and Animated Reality. “We are going to be rolling out the Marvel block internationally,” he said.

Philips also talked up Marvel’s global content approach, telling C21: “When in development on all our content, we look at opportunities from a global perspective.”

Il sito Forbes annuncia ufficialmente la nuova serie dei Vendicatori per il 2013.

* I componenti del supergruppo saranno quelli del film: Cap, Hulk, Thor, Vedova Nera, Occhio di Falco e Iron Man.

* Ant-Man si aggiungerà in seguito (e speriamo anche Wasp).

* La nuova serie NON sarà un seguito di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.

* La nuova serie sarà ambientata nello stesso universo di Ultimate Spider-Man e di Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

* Tra i nemici ci sarà Thanos, questo servirà per promuovere il personaggio tra i bambini in attesa del secondo film al cinema.

* I disegni animati saranno curati dai MAS (Marvel Animation Studios).

Ecco l'articolo da CBM:

Forbes article confirms new Avengers Animated TV series to start next year

It looks like the rumor we published couple weeks ago, regarding Marvel cancelling avengers Earth's mightiest heroes tv series in order to replace it with another Avengers cartoon, is pretty much confirmed.

It looks like the rumor we published couple weeks ago, regarding Marvel cancelling avengers Earth's mightiest heroes tv series in order to replace it with another Avengers cartoon, is pretty much confirmed.

According to a forbes article, detailing Marvel's 5 year plan of avengers media, the comics company is planning a new Avengers TV series to premiere in 2013 (Like we reported) on Cartoon Network.

The article does not mention the cancellation of the current Earth Mightiest Heroes show, but it would be pointless to have two different Avengers cartoon on two networks. which pretty much confirms that the current (awesome and great) Avengers cartoon is, unfortunately, a goner.

From the forbes article: " To that end, Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series on the Cartoon Network in 2013."

The article was later updated to remove the "cartoon network part" changing the sentence to: " To that end, Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series on the in 2013."

Whether the show will air on Cartoon Network (unlikely) or DisneyXD(more likely) remains to be seen, but regarding the show itself, however, we were able to get some insider's info that you might want to take with a grain of salt. So, below are some key features of the 2013 Avengers TV Series:

- The show will start with the movie line-up. Which means Iron-man, Cap, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Widow.

- The show will be sharing the same universe of the current Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon and the upcoming Hulk Agents of SMASH.

- Ant-man will join the team later on the series.

- The animation will be a big selling point for the show. and will be made by MAS (the newly formed Marvel animation studio)

- The show will not be a continuation of the current Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

- One of the big villains of the show will be Thanos, in order to promote the character for kids since he is rumored to feature in the second avengers movie.

We will keep you posted as soon we get our hands on more fresh info. Until then, i suggest you go watch and enjoy the Avengers more hitting theaters in few hours :-)

Intervista esclusiva a Joshua Fine, supervisore di Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra.


Exclusive Interview with Joshua Fine, Supervisor producer of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

I got the chance, and the pleasure, to Chat with Avengers EMH supervisor producer, the talented Joshua Fine. Check out this exclusive interview where we talk about the past and current season as well as the show's cancellation rumor.

I got the chance, and the pleasure, to Chat with Avengers EMH supervisor producer, the talented Joshua Fine. Check out this exclusive interview where we talk about the past and current season as well as the show's cancellation rumor:

1- First of all, Josh, i would like to thank you for this great opportunity, as it is an honor to be talking to one of the main guys who brought us, the excellent, avengers EMH TV series. Let us start about ahat was your job in the series?

I was the Supervising Producer of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. That means that I was responsible for shepherding the production from its inception to its conclusion and overseeing all of the creative aspects of the show, from the writing, to the design, to storyboarding, voice acting, editing, sound design, visual fx, and more. I had a host of talented folks working under me, people like Story Editor Chris Yost and Supervising Directors Ciro Nieli and Frank Paur, and they had lots of talented folks working for them. Producing an animated series is a big, team effort, but I was sort of the guy with the broadest view of everything that was happening—trying to tie the whole thing together into one vision.

2- The fans seem to be very happy how the show was handled and where its going on its second season. Were you expecting the general audience to love avengers EMH ?

You’re never completely sure how people are going to react before they’ve seen it, but going in, I did have a lot of confidence in the direction we were going. And the further along in the story we got, the more excited I was to get the series out there for people to see—mostly because I was enjoying it so much as a fan, and I had a strong feeling that other fans would feel the same!

3- The first season ended with a bang and the second seems to be getting bigger, with next week's episode tacking the "who do you trust?" aspect, what can we expect from the rest of the season?

We tackled a bunch of big stories in Season 1, things like Breakout, Gamma World, the Kang Saga, the Ultron storyline, and of course the Asgard finale. Topping all of that wasn’t going to be easy, but Chris and I came up with a plan to go even bigger in Season 2. What you’re seeing right now, as we’re coming up on the seventh episode, is that we’ve put the main storyline on a slow build-up. While having the chance to tell a combination of smaller and bigger one-shot stories, with some really fun guest appearances, we’re keeping some big story threads on a low boil. What you’re going to see in ‘Who Do You Trust’ is everything starting to come to a rapid boil.

4- A big difference between the show and the comics is Captainamerica's status. In the comics he is the avengers leader, while in the show Tony is the boss, will that change over the course of the second season ?

Even in the comics, the Avengers didn’t have a clear-cut leader right away. They went through a series of rotating chairmanships between the founding members. Very similar to what we have in the series, when Cap got thawed out, he found himself a man out-of-time, trying to cope with what it meant to exist in a completely different era. As the series has gone on, we’ve seen some of Cap’s natural leadership start to come through. He’s gotten to know his teammates and his surroundings a bit better. He’s growing more comfortable in this world he’s found himself in, and as that happens, his influence over the rest of the team definitely starts to expand. There’s been a little hitch in his life though, the minor fact that he’s been abducted and replaced by a shape-shifting alien. So fasten your seatbelt, I’m not about to give away what happens next!

5- The current second season, dubbed the cosmic season, is introducing many of Marvel's big characters. Can we expect the world eating Galactus and his herald the Silver Surfer to appear this season, since thet are the Cosmic Marvel icons ?

If you know everything that’s going to happen, watching won’t be half as fun! You’ll just have to watch and find out.

6- an upcoming episode of the second season is titled "along came a spider" and will feature the fan favorite spider-man. what can you tell us about this version of Spidey? Is it more in line with the cancelled Spectacular spider-man or is it something new? Also what about the rumor that Josh Keaton is voicing the webhead ?

As with the way we’ve handled the Avengers and most of the other guest characters in the show, our approach to Spidey is pretty classic. As for rumors… well, I don’t really comment on rumors. You’ll just have to see for yourself when we get there!

7- Through a published screenshot (seen below) we know that Wolverine will have a cameo this season? but What about the X-men (cyclops, storm etc...) will they be featured in any episode?


8- In the "alone against AIM" Maria Hill was constantly talking about the super hero registration Act, which of course mean the civil war for those who follow the marvel comics. Now is the Civil War story arc part of this season, or is something that you were hoping to start in the 3rd season (if there is one)

Civil War is a huge storyline, and not something that we could have fit into this season with everything else that’s going on (and not something that we were ready to fit in, in any event.) This is one of those places where we were planting seeds for the future (as we did with the Kree and Skrulls in season 1.) There are a ton of pieces to set up before we could ever get to a Civil War type story, and have it be both logically motivated and satisfying.

9- Half through the second season, Jeph Loeb took over the show reign while Man of action took over the writing job. Were you still involved through the second half of the season and to what extent ?

I remained the Supervising Producer through all of scripting, pre-production, and the first half of post-production. The episodes weren’t all animated in chronological order, so I was there for the entirety of the first 13 episodes of the season and for a few scattered episodes towards the end of the season. I was there for everything except post-production for the rest of the episodes (about 8 of them.)

When Chris Yost and I started developing the first season of the show, we came up with a detailed plan for Season 1 and a rough idea of where we would go in future seasons—creating a bible for the show that set up a road map of where the adventures of the Avengers would take them. We stayed pretty true to that plan throughout season 1, though not slavishly. At the beginning of Season 2 we did something similar. We sat down and hashed out a detailed roadmap of what we wanted to do in the season, what the characters were going to go through and how they were going to change. And we came up with some rough ideas of where we’d end up and what we could do if we got future seasons. Chris went ahead and created a “mini-bible” for the season that really organized these thoughts in one place.

Everyone was onboard with our plan for Season 2 and we set out to make it happen. We got a little past halfway through scripting the season when a few things happened at once. The first was that both writing and production were starting to slip a bit behind schedule (not abnormal for a show of this scope, but not desirable all the same), the second was that Chris was offered a tremendous opportunity to join the Marvel writer’s program for the feature film division, and we started exploring ways to transition him off the series to free him up. The above two things caused a period of increased scrutiny on the show and the feeling arose that the storytelling was leaning a bit too much in the serial direction—that it might be growing too hard to follow for anyone who hadn’t seen the first 39 episodes—and that the focus was drifting too much from the big 4 Avengers (Iron Man, Cap, Thor, and Hulk.)

Jeph Loeb, who had recently joined as head of TV for us suggested bringing in Man of Action to help solve a bunch of these issues. The MoA guys came in for a bunch of really productive story meetings and helped get us back on schedule by taking on a bunch of the writing work load. Chris and I remained involved in the planning process, but credit really goes to Jeph and MoA for crafting the new road map for those 13 episodes and for bringing renewed focus to the big 4 in more one-and-done style stories. Within that new plan, Chris spared time to pen a few more scripts for us and I supervised production throughout. We tried to make any shift as invisible as possible, so hopefully—if things worked out—long time fans won’t notice any difference at all.

10- How would you describe the difference between the first half of the season, before Man of Action getting involved, and the second half ? Would we feel a change in the series tone ?

Hopefully not, though the approach to the stories is a bit different. In the first half of the season we get a pretty huge build op of one big story, where the back half is broken up a lot more into smaller, more bite-sized plots.

11- Rumors are floating that the Avengers EMH will not be renewed for a third season and another new Avengers cartoon will take over. Have you heard anything about that? And are there any news regarding a third season ?

I’ve only seen the same articles and interviews that most fans have seen, but I haven’t really heard anything other than that. The likelihood of the show getting a third season seemed pretty slim even back when I was still working on the show, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But there’s still a lot of Season 2 to go, and several more twists and turns for fans to enjoy before the finale.

12- If there was a 3rd season and you would be involved, where would like to take the show next ?

As part of the road map that Chris and I came up with, back when we were developing the first two seasons, I envisioned season 2 as being our cosmic season and season 3 being a heavily “magic” themed season. This helped us choose where and when to do certain guest-stars and cameos, and how to tie some of the story threads together.

13- What are the current projects you are working on, and ca we expect to see you tackle more marvel characters in the future ?

I’m currently mostly focused on developing some original material (something fun that I haven’t had a chance to do in a long time.) As far as working with the Marvel characters however, I did recently write the script for an Avengers 4D attraction that recently opened at Madame Tussaud’s in NYC. It’s a pretty engrossing, action-packed short movie. I haven’t had a chance to visit and see it in the theatre yet with all of the 4D effects going, but I hope to this summer. Anyone in the area should definitely check it out if they get the chance!

14- Ok, last question, i promise, during last sunday's episode, were introduced to the Soul Gem (which is one of the many Inifinty Gems) Will we get an adaptation of the amazing Infinity Gauntlet Saga during this season? And will Thanos be featured in the Avengers EMH ?

Mwahaha, you just want me to leak tons of spoilers, don’t you? You’ll have to watch and find out for that one, though I will say [SPOILERS FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T SEEN THE AVENGERS FILM] that one way or another, I think we can look forward to seeing that storyline brought to life!

Thank you Josh for this great interview, and i am sure fans will agree, that thanks to you we have a great Avengers show that we will enjoy even after it ends. Thank you Sir.

Joe Quesada risponde alle critiche dei fans verso Ultimate Spider-Man e conferma che ci sarà una seconda stagione di Ultimate Spider-Man.


Joe Quesada replies to Fan's criticism of Ultimate Spider-man Cartoon

Over his twitter account, Marvel comics chief, Joe Quesada, replied to fans criticism of the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon and the bad reviews(located here, here, and here) that were forwarded to him by me.

Over his twitter account, Marvel comics chief, Joe Quesada, replied to fans criticism of the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon and the bad reviews(located here, here, and here) that were forwarded to him by a dissatisfied fan. Below is Quesada's reply:

Joe Quesada: "As I said before, I respect your opinion on ther matter, but Tweeting me every week isn't really going to help your case. While you and a few other posters may like to complain about the show, there are many, many more fans who like it. We are well into working on season 2, so my suggestion at this point is if you don't like the show, you shouldn't be watching it. I hate to be this blunt about it, but I feel like you should devote your energies to other endeavors at this point other than watching a show you clearly hate and then complaining about it. Like I said, I respect your opinion, but I'm pretty sure that nothing we do at this point will make you happy."

So to make a long story short, Ultimate Spider-man is getting a second season, and so far, it seems there will be no changes to the tone and setting of the show. So as Joe said, if you don't like the show now, chances are you won't like future season, and should quit watching it.
Rumors (ma ancora non è stato confermato nulla, forse sono solo voci che circolano quindi da prendere con le pinze!):

* Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H sarà differente da Ultimate Spider-Man ma sarà un cartone per famiglie e per bambini con una trama molto semplice.

* Grande spazio sarà dato all'azione e meno allo sviluppo dei personaggi, un po' come in Ultimate Spider-Man.

* Saranno presenti delle parti comiche in cui i personaggi si rivolgeranno alla videocamera, un po' come in un reality show, per parlare del loro punto di vista rispetto alla storia (ancora non si sa quanti episodi avranno questo tipo di format).

Da MarvelTvNews e CBM:

Rumor: Marvel Studios insider spills the bean regarding Ultimate Spider-man and Agents of S.M.A.S.H

Howdy folks,

We bring you a huge info regarding your favorite heroes adventures on the small screen. According to our source, who is an inder in Marvel Animation Studio, and shall remain anonymous, a lot of things are happening behind the curtains regarding Ultimate Spider-man, as well as some info regarding Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H

Now keep in mind this is to be taken with a grain of salt, since it is a rumor, however, this source is the same one who told me about Avengers EMH ending and a new avengers show taking its place, way before the forbes article that confirms the info. So i personally believe him.

Now onto the info itself:

- According to AgentX (my insider’s fictional alias) Marvel does know that fans are hating Ultimate Spider-man. In fact many Marvel Studios employees who are working on the show hate it. However, Marvel and Disney invensted a lot of money in it and will not be cancelling it anytime soon. Especially since many Marvel big guys believe the show is doing great (although the ratings have started dropping after episode 3 “Doomed”).

- Many discussions have been taking place regarding Avengers EMH (which is ending after this season) and how it could be the reason people are watching Ultimate Spider-man, since it broadcasts prior to the hit show Avengers. To make sure this isn’t the case, there will be many instances where Disney XD will air a new episode of Ultimate Spider-man while putting Avengers: EMH on a short hiatus. (AgentX and many Marvel guys believe that Avengers EMH brings the biggest number of viewers to watch Ultimate Spider-man)

- Season 2 of Ultimate Spider-man is in full production right now, as it was green lit before the show even premiered, and Marvel is not planning any change to the show tone, its humor, execution or even character development.

- The Statement Paul Dini, one of the producers and writers of the show, about the show getting mature with more seasons is false and wishful thinking, as Marvel had made it clear that the tone will not change. In fact according to AgentX, even Dini himself is not very happy with how the show turns out and wanted to have some maturity in it, which Marvel rejected.

- Jeph Loeb is definitely one of the main guys who is pushing for the tone of the show. According to Agent X, Jeph wants Marvel Cartoons to prepare the youglings to be future Marvel comics fans, and he insisted on having all the Marvel cartons (Ultimate Spider-man, Hulk agents of SMASH, and the second half season of Avengers EMH) with no over reaching story, no 2 or 3 episodes parters, and no continuity.

-As Much as people are complaining about the show, they do not address their complaints to anyone. AgentX believes that if enough people wrote to Marvel and the show producers about how much they hate the show, then chances are higher for the show to be fixed or cancelled and replaced by a better Spider-man show.

- Hulk Agents of SMASH, is a bit diffirent than Ultimate Spider-man, but still geared towards children. According to AgentX, the episode stories of the show are very simple, under-explained and many times don’t make sense at all.

- Much like Ultimate Spider-man, HULK Agents of SMASH’s characters backgrounds is never explored, but only touched upon (just like Ultimate spider-man’s teammates)

- While there are no Cut away gags, and breaking the 4th wall jokes in Agents of SMASH, there are some episodes where the characters are talking to the viewer, as in a reality show, where each member of the hulk team will explain things and tell his view on the episode’s situation. (AgentX is not sure how many episodes will be in this format)

- According to AgentX, if you hate Ultimate Spider-man, chances are you will not like Hulk and the Agents of SMASH.

- Hulk Agents of SMASH can be described as a mindless action show, with no character development and no intelligent stories.

There you have it folks. More info will be published in the next coming days regarding some, unannounced, Marvel cartoons that are in the works, as well as more info regarding “The Avengers” that show that will replace Avengers EMH next year.

La nuova serie animata dedicata ai Vendicatori che arriverà nel 2013 si intitolerà Avengers Assemble.

Il titolo è stato rivelato nell'articolo di License Mag relativo ai 125 Top Global Licensors del 2011. La Disney è arrivata al primo posto e tra le novità License Mag ha annunciato che la Marvel-Disney realizzerà due nuove serie tv, la seconda stagione di Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man e la nuova serie Marvel's Avengers Assemble, in onda in tv nel 2013.

Ecco l'articolo da License Mag Digital Edition:

License Mag Digital Edition Top 125 Global Licensors

Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra da metà serie cambia formato e non è più una serie a archi di storia, ma sarà una serie a episodi autoconclusivi. il primo episodio autoconclusivo è intitolato Powerless.


Description of Avengers: EMH episode"Powerless"

The first episode of the "stand alone era" is titled "Powerless" and below is its description

Pretty much all Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes fans know, by now, that the Second part of the, currently airing, second season will see a major change. The mid season marks the involvement of Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel TV division) as well as Man of Action studios (the Main writers of the current Ultimate Spider-man Show) and a major change in the series format, moving from story arcs to stand alone episodes.

The first episode of the "stand alone era" is titled "Powerless" and below is its description:

"Loki remains a prisoner of the Midgard Serpent for his crimes against Asgard. He smoulders with hatred for the Avengers, until the Enchantress offers him a chance at revenge. Can the Avengers regain their powers in time?"

Whether the writing will suffer from this transition will remain to be seen. "Powerless" will not air in the US until July or August, why ABC Australia will air the episode on June 11th.

Stay tuned as we bring you a review of "Powerless" as soon as it airs in Australia.

è adesso davvero ufficiale: Avengers i più potenti eroi della Terra è stato cancellato e al suo posto ci sarà la serie Avengers Assemble a partire dal 2013.

I personaggi di Avengers Assemble saranno Capitan America, Iron Man, Vedova Nera, Thor, Hulk, Occhio di Falco e Falcon all'inizio. Poi si aggiungeranno Pantera Nera e Giant-Man.

Ecco l'articolo e la prima immagine da MarvelTvNews:

Avengers EMH Officially Cancelled, to be replaced by Avengers Assemble

Well it seems that the long running rumor for Avengers Earth’s Mightiest heroes cancellation, is a rumor no more! The cancellation has been confirmed by Marvel latest official Press(Print only):

” The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” won’t be renewed for the 3rd Season. Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” in 2013.”

The Press also contained the below Promo image of the upcoming Show:

The roster seems to be the movie roster plus the Falcon (Who is rumored to be part of Captain America movie sequel). The art, however, is very reminiscent of the currently running Avengers Assemble comics mini series

The series is rumored to be shown on Cartoon Network and not DisneyXD. Which sounds doubtful, since Disney owns Marvel, and is home for Ultimate Spider-man and the upcoming Hulk Agents of Smash.

According to our previous info coming from AgentX, Giant/Ant man and Black Panther will join the show down the line.

Expect to hear more info and maybe a trailer during next month’s San Diego Comic Con. Until then, we can all agree to mourn the great Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, for its premature cancellation


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