IGN learned from Adrian Pasdar today that Eliza Dushku ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer, " "Angel," "Dollhouse") will provide the voice of She-Hulk in the upcoming animated series, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Pasdar, who voices Iron Man on the new Ultimate Spider-Man animated series (and previously voiced Tony Stark in the Marvel Anime: Iron Man series), revealed he will also be guest starring as Iron Man on the new Hulk series. The former "Heroes" actor told the site that he'd just been doing voice work on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. the other day with Eliza Dushku, adding, "She does She-Hulk."
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb revealed at Comic-Con last summer that Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will feature Hulk, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, Skaar and A-Bomb.
With the success of The Avengers and the way everyone responded to Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, it's no surprise that Marvel has plans for the characters to continue in the realm of television. In an interview with Yahoo!, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb offered some updates on the two projects.
"There are two huge projects that we're working on. The first, we know the impact that The Avengers had — and continues to have — this summer, and there's one particular character who has been the breakout hit of the summer and he's big and he's green and he's our Incredible Hulk. So we started talking about it and we thought what's more fun than one Hulk? And that would actually be five Hulks! That cast is Hulk; the Red Hulk; Skaar, who's the teenage barbarian Hulk, She Hulk — who's actually been a character in the Marvel Universe for 30 years; and a relatively new character, A-Bomb. He's more of a Blue Hulk. And together they are Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."
When asked about the new Avengers show "Marvel's Avenger's Assemble," he said: "The Avengers movie has been the ambassador to the world for the Marvel Universe so we want a show that has the feel and the tone and the incredible adventures like that movie. So the next project that we're working on — and this is down in our lab, top secret, with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents protecting us at all costs — is Marvel's Avengers Assemble, which will be a brand new and really extraordinary looking animated series dealing with the Avengers in that same world."
He was also asked about the addition of Falcon to the team and what he will bring to the team: "Falcon is going to be the eyes of the viewer. He's a new member of the Avengers so he's walking through our stories wide-eyed and with wonder and amazed to be a part of it. He's a little younger than the rest of the cast and a little greener, so he adds an interesting dimension to the team that we think will play really well with the audience."
It seems like Marvel saved a lot of their really cool announcements for their special Marvel TV panel today at the San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the recap below of everything announced by the head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb.
The first thing shown off is a series they're billing as "Marvel Mash-up." This series will serve as short form cartoons to air between shows wherein Marvel animations from the 1980s will be taken and dubbed over with new voices. The video shown at the panel was of a Fantastic Four-centric episode, expect video of it later today.
Next, Loeb switched gears to their Hulk centric cartoon, "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." He confirmed that the team will be made up of Hulk, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, Skaar, and A-Bomb, and the pilot script was written by none other than Paul Dini. Again, expect the test footage of this that was shown to appear online later today.
Another area touched on by Loeb is the upcoming "Avengers Assemble" cartoon. He confirmed that "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" was NOT canceled and that it was always envisioned to end and be bridged together with the new cartoon.
"The cast has a lot of similarities to the Avengers movie, as they want to reach and appeal to the broadest audience possible."
Jumping gears from television, Loeb started to talk about their Marvel Knights Animation brand. He confirmed that the remainder of Joss Whedon's "Astonishing X-Men" will be coming out later this year (which broke earlier this week). They also announced what the next projects are for the motion comics: Inhumans by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee; Wolverine: Origins by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert; Eternals by Neil Gaiman and John Romita, Jr.; Wolverine: Weapon X by Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, and Ron Garney; and Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk by Damon Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu.
Finally, the panel showed off an as of yet unseen episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" wherein he is transformed into Spider-Ham (which we have a preview of for you here).
Post subject: Re: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 pm
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I knew about the 52 episode order for EMH but the fact that they are going to tie it into Avengers Assemble is a new and shocking welcome development. Are they trying to create a Marvel animated universe like they did with the Cinematic one? I'll enjoy this new Avengers cartoon MUCH more if it is in continuity with EMH. This is great news.
The Hulk cartoon sounds cool too.
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Joining "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is the second new series to air in the Marvel programming block on Disney XD, the upcoming "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." The first trailer for the series has officially been released and you can check it out in the player below.
"Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." stars Marvel's biggest, hardest-hitting super hero, Hulk, as he is joined by his larger-than-life teammates and unconventional family – his cousin She-Hulk, the irascible Red Hulk, the exuberant A-Bomb and the savage Skaar - to tackle threats that are too enormous for other heroes to handle. The creative talents of Emmy Award-winning Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost") and Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") have been tapped for this series.
The voice cast includes Fred Tatasciore ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness") as Hulk, Clancy Brown ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Red Hulk, Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse") as She-Hulk, Ben Diskin ("Codename: Kids Next Door") as Skaar and Emmy Award-winning Seth Green ("Robot Chicken") as A-Bomb.
"Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." will premiere on August 11.
"Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." is set for a special two-part episode on Sunday, August 11 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., ET/PT). Immediately following, there will air a brand new episode of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" (12:00 - 12:30 p.m., ET/PT) as part of a special super-sized Marvel Universe block on Disney XD.
"Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."is an action-packed, fun-filled animated series starring Marvel's strongest super heroes - Hulk, She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk and Skaar. In this first Marvel produced Hulk animated series, this Gamma group forms an unlikely family living under one roof, battling evil villains and proving to the world they are not monsters - they are Hulk-sized heroes. The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. must work together to tackle threats while learning to balance Hulk-sized action with everyday family-sized problems. From stopping Ego the Living Planet from crashing into Earth to trying to house break their giant red pet T-Rex, A-Bomb documents their heroic deeds and thrilling adventures in a reality-based web series.
Beginning Thursday, August 1, the series premiere episode "Doorway to Destruction, Part 1" debuts exclusively for verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, as well as Disney XD On Demand. On the same day, DisneyXD.com/HULK will launch the "Gamma Storm Smash" game, where fans can play as the Hulk or other agents of S.M.A.S.H. as they blast their way through a treacherous Gamma Tornado to reach the Negative Zone for a final Boss Battle against Annihilus.
From Monday, August 5 through Sunday, August 11, the series premiere episode is available free on iTunes.
On Sunday, August 11, the special one-hour series premiere kicks off with "Doorway to Destruction, Part 1," where Hulk's best pal Rick Jones begins making a web-series to show the world Hulk is a hero, and Big Green gets his first chance to prove it when Annihilus invades Earth. In "Doorway to Destruction, Part 2," the newly formed Agents of S.M.A.S.H. - including a Hulked out Rick Jones, aka A-Bomb - invade the Negative Zone to stop Annihilus once and for all.
In the new "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" episode "Molecule Kid," Hawkeye and Black Widow take on a covert S.H.I.E.L.D. mission to bring in the son of a super-villain, but when he is revealed to have a world-bending weapon, they realize keeping their mission a secret may be a fatal mistake.
"Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." stars Fred Tatasciore ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness") as Hulk, Clancy Brown ("The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes") as Red Hulk, Emmy Award-winner Seth Green ("Robot Chicken") as A-Bomb, Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse") as She-Hulk and Ben Diskin ("Codename: Kids Next Door") as Skaar.
The creative team consists of executive producer Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."); co-executive producer Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man"); creative consultant Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"); and supervising producers Todd Casey ("Thundercats"), Cort Lane ("The Super Hero Squad Show") and Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars"). "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." is produced by Marvel Television and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.