Page semi-protected

Avengers Assemble (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Avengers Assemble
Avengers Assemble TV series.jpg
The Avengers Assemble logo with Hawkeye, Falcon, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Black Widow.
Also known as Avengers: Ultron Revolution (Season 3)
Genre Superhero
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Based on Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Developed by
Voices of
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) (Man of Action)
Editor(s) Fred Udell
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
[1]
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Disney XD
Original release May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)[2] – present
Chronology
Preceded by The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Related shows
External links
Official website

Avengers Assemble is an American animated television series based on the fictional Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers, which has been designed to capitalize on the success of the 2012 film, The Avengers. The series premiered on May 26, 2013,[2] on Disney XD [3] as a replacement for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

It airs alongside Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (until its own conclusion on June 28, 2015), and Guardians of the Galaxy as part of the Marvel Universe block, featuring a near-identical cast and crew with both shows and a shared continuity with them. Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle (a group known as Man of Action) have been confirmed to be the executive producers of the series.[4]

Plot

Premise

Falcon (the newest member of the Avengers) is the main eyes and ears of the viewer as he fights evil and saves the world with his teammates (consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Thor).[5]

Season One

When Red Skull is dying due to his imperfect Super Soldier Serum, he teams up with MODOK (who upgrades HYDRA's tech) to kidnap Captain America so that Red Skull can transfer his mind to a fitter body. After his defeat by a reassembled team of Avengers, Red Skull takes Iron Man's armor for its life support system leaving Tony for dead.[6] The Avengers get Stark to a new armor, but Red Skull attacks them at their mansion and is again defeated with the Avengers Mansion destroyed during the fight. Red Skull plans to take away everything the Avengers hold dear from their lives to their country by trying to have them hated by the people for failing to save the day.

To even the playing field, Red Skull brings together his team of power giants called the Cabal where his invitational transmissions are shown to have been received by Attuma, Doctor Doom, and Dracula (though only Attuma and Dracula accept the invitation). The Cabal later on adds Super-Adaptoid (a robot creation of Justin Hammer) and Hyperion (a rogue alien super-powered hero who enslaved his people and blew up his planet when they rebelled) to their ranks. The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. intercept a transmission and the Avengers remain together to battle the Cabal. To stay close after Avengers Mansion blew up, they set up their base in Avengers Tower.

With the threat of the Cabal, the Avengers fight them at every end as well as other threats that come to Earth.

Season Two

In Season Two, the Avengers face off against Red Skull's master Thanos (who Red Skull gave the Tesseract to at the end of Season One) who is on the hunt for the Infinity Gems to power his Infinity Gauntlet.[7] While the Avengers are able to defeat Thanos after much hard work, the gems are drained of their power by Ultron who threatens to exterminate the human race after possessing Arsenal's body. After the Avengers ultimately defeated Ultron, Ant-Man becomes a new member of the team. Around the end of the season, Thanos manages to escape from a galactic prison that was meant to contain him with help from the Black Order (consisting of Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, and Supergiant). Now Thanos makes one final attempt to defeat the Avengers. With help from the people of Earth, the Avengers are able to defeat Thanos and the Black Order. In the aftermath, Captain America and Iron Man plan to make Earth an "Avengers World" by recruiting other heroes.

There is also a subplot detailing the arrival of the Squadron Supreme (Hyperion's old team which also consists of Nighthawk, Power Princess, Doctor Spectrum, and Speed Demon). While Hyperion served as the "Hammer" for the Squadron Supreme, Nighthawk served as the "Architect" of the team. Thought to have perished when their old planet blew up, they survived and came to Earth in an attempt to conquer it with Hyperion re-joining their ranks when he hears of their survival. The Squadron Supreme has plans to become the superheroes of Earth and save the world their way. Their plan is put into motion where they do different plots in their battle with the Avengers which leads up to the restoration of the Squadron Supreme's sixth member Nuke. After going into hiding, the Avengers manage to defeat the Squadron Supreme by waiting until the Squadron's members divide rule of the planet's continents, then pull a surprise attack and trap each member one by one. Desperate, Nighthawk tries blowing up the planet by having Hyperion absorb Nuke's powers and destroy the planet's core while he flees to find another planet. Thankfully, Iron Man defeats him while the rest of the Avengers stop Hyperion from blowing up Earth, and the Squadron Supreme is imprisoned in a special section of the Vault.

Season Three: Ultron Revolution

In Season Three, Ultron returns after his apparent demise and seeks revenge on the Avengers. The Avengers must defeat him as well as new threats like Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil and Kang the Conqueror. Vision, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and the Inhumans will also be appearing this season. The storyline is expected to set up an adaptation of Civil War.[8] The series is slated to premiere on March 13, 2016.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26) May 25, 2014 (2014-05-25)
2 26 September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) September 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
3 TBA March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)[9] TBA

On July 26, 2014, Disney XD announced that it ordered a second season;[7] it premiered on September 28, 2014. A third season, titled Avengers: Ultron Revolution, was announced on June 1, 2015, and will start broadcasting on March 13, 2016.[8][10]

Cast

Main cast

Additional voices

Crew

Development

Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and a producer on the series, stated that the series is intended to closely echo the tone and feel of the 2012 The Avengers film.[3] The series will feature a combination of 2D and CGI animation.[3] Avengers Assemble was originally reported as a "continuation" of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes,[citation needed] but later reports confirmed it as a completely separate series (though a flashback in episode 8 does have the Avengers featured in their respective models).[53] Episode 8 did make references to Nick Fury's teenage superhero program from Ultimate Spider-Man (where Adrian Pasdar, Roger Craig Smith, Travis Willingham, Fred Tatasciore, Troy Baker, Chi McBride, and J.K. Simmons have also voiced their respective characters on that show) indicating that both shows are in the same continuity.

Broadcast

Avengers Assemble debuted on May 26, 2013 as an hour-long preview, followed by the official premiere on July 7.[54] The first episode was made available free on iTunes on May 21, 2013.[55] The series premiered on Teletoon in Canada on September 6[56] and on Disney XD in Australia on October 12, 2014.[57] In Africa, it premiered on Disney XD on October 15, 2013,[58] with the second season premiering on March 9, 2015.[59] In India, it premiered on Disney XD on December 15, 2013.

References

  1. ^ McNicol, Hamish (April 29, 2013). "Animation company does Hulking job". stuff.co.nz (Fairfax New Zealand Limited). Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Cochran, Jay. "Download The First Episode Of Avengers Assemble For Free On iTunes Now". Marvelous News. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Sands, Rich (June 12, 2012). "Exclusive: Marvel Assembles New Animated Series for the Hulk and Avengers". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NYCC 2012: Avengers Assemble & Hulk Casts Announced". Marvel. Marvel. December 4, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Goldman, Eric (June 12, 2012). "Marvel Confirms New Avengers Assemble Animated Series". IGN. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Avengers Protocol: Part 1 (May 26th, 2013)
  7. ^ a b Khatchatourian, Maane (July 26, 2014). "Disney XD Renews Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble,’ ‘Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.’". Variety. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Sands, Rich (June 1, 2015). "Disney XD Renews (and Retitles) Marvel's Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series". TV Insider. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference The_Futon_Critic was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  10. ^ "Spider-Man & The Avengers Return to Disney XD in New Seasons of Animated Adventures". Marvel. January 19, 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Sands, Rich. "Disney XD Picks Up Marvel Cartoons Featuring the Avengers and the Hulk". TV Guide. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c [1]
  13. ^ a b c d "Secret Avengers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 17. May 5, 2015. Disney XD. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Planet Doom". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 15. December 8, 2013. Disney XD. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Spectrums". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 47. July 12, 2015. Disney XD. 
  16. ^ "One Little Thing". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 23. April 13, 2014. Disney XD. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f "Crime and Circuses". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 24. May 11, 2014. Disney XD. 
  18. ^ "Mojo World". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 18. March 9, 2014. Disney XD. 
  19. ^ a b c d "Thanos Rising". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 2. October 5, 2014. Disney XD. 
  20. ^ a b c "Small Time Heroes". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 24. April 28, 2015. Disney XD. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Avengers: Impossible". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 12. October 20, 2013. Disney XD. 
  22. ^ "Savages". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 17. March 2, 2014. Disney XD. 
  23. ^ a b c d "The Avengers Protocol: Part 1". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 1. May 26, 2013. Disney XD. 
  24. ^ a b c d e "Secret Avengers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 25. September 13, 2015. Disney XD. 
  25. ^ a b c "Hulk's Day Out". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 14. November 24, 2013. Disney XD. 
  26. ^ "Ghost of the Past". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 4. October 26, 2014. Disney XD. 
  27. ^ "All Father's Day". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 1. March 23, 2014. Disney XD. 
  28. ^ a b "Hyperion". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 7. August 4, 2013. Disney XD. 
  29. ^ "Blood Feud". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 5. July 21, 2013. Disney XD. 
  30. ^ "Widow's Run". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 12. February 22, 2015. Disney XD. 
  31. ^ a b c "Guardians and Space Knights". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 22. April 6, 2014. Disney XD. 
  32. ^ [2]
  33. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20140226disneyxd05/
  34. ^ a b http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/04/04/marvels-avengers-assemble-clip-teaming-with-the-guardians-of-the-galaxy
  35. ^ "Downgraded". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 11. February 16, 2015. Disney XD. 
  36. ^ "Ghost of a Chance". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 3. July 7, 2013. Disney XD. 
  37. ^ a b "Hulked Out Heroes". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 11. September 29, 2013. Disney XD. 
  38. ^ a b "The Serpent of Doom". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 4. July 14, 2013. Disney XD. 
  39. ^ a b c "The Dark Avengers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 9. February 1, 2015. Disney XD. 
  40. ^ "Avengers' Last Stand". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 23. July 26, 2015. Disney XD. 
  41. ^ "Valhalla Can Wait". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 3. October 12, 2014. Disney XD. 
  42. ^ "The Arsenal". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 1. September 28, 2014. Disney XD. 
  43. ^ "Thanos Triumphant". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 13. March 1, 2015. Disney XD. 
  44. ^ Anthony Ruivivar on Avengers Assemble tweet
  45. ^ "Nighthawk". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 32. November 9, 2014. Disney XD. 
  46. ^ "Molecule Kid". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 8. August 12, 2013. Disney XD. 
  47. ^ "Depth Charge". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 9. September 15, 2013. Disney XD. 
  48. ^ "The Avengers Protocol: Part 2". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 2. May 26, 2013. Disney XD. 
  49. ^ "Super Adaptoid". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 6. July 28, 2013. Disney XD. 
  50. ^ "Beneath the Surface". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 31. November 2, 2014. Disney XD. 
  51. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20140320disneyxd06/
  52. ^ a b c d e f g "Spider-Man & The Avengers Return to Disney XD in New Seasons of Animated Adventures". Marvel.com. January 19, 2016.
  53. ^ Goldman, Eric (July 14, 2012). "Comic-Con: Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Test Footage Shown". IGN. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  54. ^ Melrose, Kevin (March 8, 2013). "Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble, Hulk Cartoon Get Premiere Dates". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  55. ^ "Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Season 1". iTunes Store. 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  56. ^ "Gotta Gotta See It: TELETOON Launches 2014 Fall Slate". Corus Entertainment. August 27, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  57. ^ Higgins, D (October 7, 2014). "New this week: Grand Designs Australia, The Crimson Field, Derek, Saturday Night Live, A-League & more". Foxtel Community. Foxtel. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  58. ^ "DStv highlights - October 15, 2013". IOL Tonight. October 15, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  59. ^ Dstv (March 5, 2015). "Avengers Assemble for season two". Retrieved March 16, 2015. 

External links