Exclusive: Disney XD Picks Up Marvel Cartoons Featuring the Avengers and the Hulk
Following their successful partnership this year with Ultimate Spider-Man, corporate siblings Marvel and Disney XD are teaming up again for two animated superhero series. As previously announced, Marvel Television is already in production on Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Marvel is set to make the announcement today at New York Comic Con that both show are slated to join Disney XD's Marvel Universe block in summer 2013.
Spurred on by the popularity of the live-action Avengers film, Avengers Assemble will feature the same characters, with the addition of Falcon. Ex-Heroes star Adrian Pasdar leads the voice cast as Iron Man (a role he's previously played on Ultimate Spider-Man and as the title character in an anime series).
The ensemble also includes Fred Tatasciore as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith as Captain America, Travis Willingham as Thor, Troy Baker as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson as Falcon. Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, aka the animation team at Man of Action Studios (creators of the Ben 10 franchise), are executive producers.
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. puts the big green guy at the center of another super team — this time it's a quintet of gamma-radiated behemoths. Tatasciore will also voice Hulk on S.M.A.S.H., where his castmates include a pair of Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums, Eliza Dushku as She-Hulk and Seth Green as A-Bomb. Clancy Brown plays Red Hulk and Ben Diskin is the voice of Skaar. Animation vets Paul Dini and Henry Gilroy will be working with Marvel on this project.
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