With the crazy success of last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, it was only a matter of time before Marvel Studios announced a sequel. And that they did, but Disney went one step further in getting young fans on board with the relatively-unknown, intergalactic superhero team when they announced that we'd also be getting a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series on Disney XD.
The first promo has officially been released, and though it's only sixteen seconds long, it assures us that Peter Quill will be quippy and Rocket Raccoon will be, well...he'll be shooting everything in sight with his Big Flarkin' Gun.
While we definitely shouldn't expect the same off-color jokes in the animated series as we got in the movie (Jackson Pollock, anyone?), I like that they're reinforcing the theme that the Guardians are both a little bit good and a little bit bad when they need to be.
While the Guardians have appeared in a number of other Marvel animated series, it's nice to see the motley crew finally getting their own gig.
Guardians of the Galaxy premieres on Disney XD in September.