‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series to Launch on Disney XD (Video)

A big screen sequel to the first Marvel hit has already been announced for release in 2017

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is getting animated.

Marvel TV and Disney announced Friday at the New York Comic Con that an animated series based on the big screen hit will premiere on Disney XD in 2015. The series will feature the further space adventures of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer.

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“This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.”

The Marvel superhero flick, which starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, has now topped the $300 million mark in both domestic and foreign grosses, and is the only movie to top $300 million domestically this year.

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A sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released on July 28, 2017.

Watch a preview of test footage released during New York Comic-Con above.