Iron Man is back in the multiplex in a big way this weekend with “Iron Man 3,” but the character also features prominently in “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” a new animated series set to premiere July 7 on the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD, with a special one-hour sneak preview on May 26.
Hero Complex is bringing you a new look at the team.
The heroic lineup, which also includes Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow, is the same as the Avengers who assembled for Joss Whedon’s 2012 blockbuster, with the notable inclusion of one of Captain America’s oldest friends and partners, the Falcon.
A previous series, “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” offered glimpses of numerous Marvel characters, but “Avengers Assemble” marks the first time this lineup has appeared on a television show.
The series stars Adrian Pasdar as Iron Man, Roger Craig Smith as Captain America, Travis Willingham as Thor, Troy Baker as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson as Falcon, with Fred Tatasciore reprising his role as Hulk.
Man of Action Studios’ Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Ben 10″) will serve as the series’ executive producers.
The new show was touted in a side story in one of Marvel’s offerings for Free Comic Book Day, “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” which also happens to be the name of Disney XD’s new animated “Hulk” series.
That show is set to air Aug. 11.
— Jevon Phillips
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