Early last year, Marvel and Disney XD announced a new programming block — Marvel Universe — would begin airing on Disney XD. The block would be comprised of the new Ultimate Spider-Man animated series and the second season of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
A year later, Spider-Man has been renewed for another season while The Avengers has been cancelled. Marvel confirmed that there won’t be a third season in a print statement.
The second season of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes debuted on April 1st and is currently running on Disney XD. Of the 26 episodes that were ordered for season two, only eight have aired in the US thus far.
Almost the entire series has aired in Australia so we know that the series finale is titled “Avengers Assemble” and revolves around the Avengers fighting Galactus, a planet-eating entity, and his heralds in the team’s biggest battle.
The same press release also notes that, “Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series Marvel’s Avengers Assemble in 2013.” The new animated series will feature the same characters from the recent live-action Avengers movie — Captain America, Hulk, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye — as well as The Falcon (an African American hero from the comics). Word is that Black Panther and Ant-Man will also join the team at some point.
What do you think? Did you like this version of the Avengers? Are you looking forward to the new animated series?