Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
We've got Marvel-ous news for superhero fans: Disney XD will officially announce today at Comic-Con that two animated series based on Marvel Comics characters have been given second season renewals. Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Marvel's Avengers Assemble both return with new episodes this fall on Disney XD's "Marvel Universe" block.
NBA Star Chris Bosh Battles Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Hey, if you can't get Idris Elba, bring on some Miami Heat! NBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist Chris Bosh will voice the role of Heimdall — the all-seeing, all-knowing Asgardian gatekeeper played by Elba in the Thor flicks — on Disney XD's Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (Sunday, Feb. 23, 8am/7c).
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man is currently between seasons, but everyone's favorite web slinger is the star attraction of Disney XD's Marvel Universe block this Sunday, Dec. 8. Spidey guest stars on the network's animated hits, Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (8/7c) and Marvel's Avengers Assemble (8:30/7:30c), teaming up with his fellow heroes in two separate adventures. Ultimate Spider-Man star Drake Bell provides the character's voice in both shows.
Yeah, but whose turn is it to take out the garbage? The kicky new Disney XD toon series Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (premiering Sunday, Aug. 11 at 11am/10c) is a mix of high-octane action and screwball comedy that finds the incredible Hulk — voiced by Marvel vet Fred Tatasciore — fighting the usual assortment of intergalactic baddies while also living with four other gamma-radiated Hulks under the same roof.
The roomies include She-Hulk (Eliza Dushku), A-Bomb (Seth Green), Skaar (Ben Diskin) and Red Hulk (Clancy Brown), plus their T-Rex pet, Devil Dinosaur.
"They're trying to prove to the world that they're heroes, not destructive monsters," says Tatasciore. "But it doesn't always go so well. To help the PR campaign along, Hulk reluctantly lets A-Bomb film their family life for a reality web series." Which means the big green grunter has to work on his charm. Cracks Tatasciore: "He will actually speak in complete sentences!"
Disney XD's Summer Programming
Disney XD is giving kids tons of action-packed reasons to say indoors this summer with the network's most ambitious programming slate yet. The young, male-driven network will unveil a slew of series and specials this season including Marvel's Avengers Assemble, premiering Sunday July 7, and Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., premiering Sunday, Aug. 11. The network has also partnered with the X Games for four separate specials, airing nightly July 22-25. All of the "Non-Stop Summer" fun officially makes a splash on Monday, June 17. Here are the highlights: