It looks like the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is going full bore. They have been throwing announcements all day regarding their casting and it is an interesting selection of actors.
Star-Lord aka Peter Quill will be voiced by former Boy Meets World actor Will Friedle. Being a hero isn’t new to Friedle as he has previously voiced Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond, Blue Beetle in Batman: The Brave and the Bold as well as Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man. Other heroic roles included Prince Ragnar in Green Lantern:The Animated Series and Bumblee in Transformers:Robots in Disguise.
Trevor Deval has been cast as the smart-mouthed, gun-toting Rocket Raccoon. This is familiar territory for Deval who had previously voiced Rocket in the 2014 episode of Ultimate Spider-Man which featured the Guardians. Strangely enough the voice for my favorite character, Groot, from that episode will also be returning. Kevin Michael Richardson will be returning to his 2014 character. They have now also announced that David Sobolov will be returning to voice Drax the Destroyer.
The fact that they have brought in three actors from the Ultimate Spider-Man episode might mean that they will also be bringing in Nika Futterman for Gamora, but we have to wait and see if that actually happens.
While we are waiting for the next announcement, check out the test footage for the series.
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