I thought today was going to be a slow day, especially for something like Marvel Animation and boy does the universe love proving me wrong, especially in regards to this series. Marvel.com gave us a bit of insight for what to expect for this upcoming season including a premiere date and some animated shorts as well. But before all of that, let’s talk about the upcoming season of Guardians of the Galaxy.
This season will have the Guardians protecting the Earth from Thanos and other threats, but this time they will be getting some help from some friendly faces. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be helped by the Avengers as they deal with the High Evolutionary. However, in the process of protecting the planet, they sort of accidentally doom the planet, in true Guardians fashion.
I also did mention some shorts that were coming. Well, these shorts will debut starting on Monday, February 27th and will air a new one daily until the Saturday, March 4th. The first short will deal with the team and their love of souvenirs which will lead them to ultimately crashing their ship. And yes, there will be other Marvel characters appearing in these shorts. They will debut on the Disney XD Youtube page, Video On Demand, and on the Disney XD app. But, you’re in luck since USA Today gives us the first of the 6 shorts.
The following week (Saturday, March 11th) will be the season 2 premiere with back-to-back episodes titled “Stayin’ Alive” and “Evolution Rock” respectively. Here are the episode synopses from Marvel.com.
- “Stayin’ Alive” (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) – While trying to dispose of Thanos’ asteroid, the Guardians discover it has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.
- “Evolution Rock” (9:30 p.m., EST/PST) – The Guardians and the Avengers team up to find out what powerful secrets lie inside Thanos’ asteroid.
So be sure to check back here for my reviews, and wonderfully snarky recaps, for season 2 as well as the shorts!