Marvel’s animation panel at New York Comic Con found Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, commanding the stage, presenting clips and teasing secrets from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Ultimate Spider-Man,” and more.
The panel began with a clip from the second season of “Avengers Assemble.” Before playing the clip, Loeb teased that “a certain Soldier is coming back, and Cap and Falcon will have to deal with him.” In the clip, as Cap confronts Red Skull aboard a live missile, Bucky intervenes, and the two clash. “Bucky is dead; Skull made me into this,” Winter Soldier tells his former partner.
Following the clip, Loeb spoke about the third season of “Ultimate Spider-Man.” “It is affectionately subtitled ‘Web Warriors,’ I think you can see the reason,” Loeb said, asking fans to name all the webslingers shown.
“For those of you who have been checking out what Dan Slott has been doing in the comics with ‘Spider-Verse’ … we’re going to be doing an arc of our series called ‘Spider-Verse,” Loeb continued, teasing that a certain Spider-Girl would also appear. He then showed a clip of Peter meeting Spider-Man 2099. The two Spideys fight the Green Goblin, who is after a sample of 2099’s DNA. Loeb also showed a clip of Spider-Man meeting Spider-Girl.
Next up, Loeb asked if “anybody in the audience happened to see a little movie called ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.'” He was met with loud cheers. Highlighting the family nature of the blockbuster film, Loeb described “Hulk and the Agents of SMASH” as the Animation family. He then began showing a full episode of SMASH meeting GotG.
The episode begins with Hulk’s team lost in space, though Red Hulk points out that “Thanks to the Leader, everyone on Earth thinks we’re criminals — they don’t want us to come home.” They’re soon invited to meet the Avengers on a strange planet, but are promptly placed under arrest by Cap’s crew. A battle ensues. Just as things are calming down, the Guardians arrive.
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Loeb then took the stage again to “share a secret with you guys.” “The first thing I’m going to do is show you a piece of test animation, then I’m going to tell you something I think is going to be really exciting.” The test footage features Rocket on the run before turning to confront his opponent. Star-Lord arrives to tell him “you’re going to need bigger blasters.” Loeb then said the animated “Guardians of the Galaxy” is now in production.
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