Marvel Animation Update: 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes' Take Over 'Hulk: Gamma Corps'

'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes'Sure, everyone's talking about the big "Avengers" movie announcements that were made last week, but where's the love for the "Avengers" animated series that we mentioned a month ago?

Well, according to a recent post on Marvel Animation Age where they speak with Director of Animation Development for Marvel Animation Joshua Fine, it looks as though "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" has been doing quite a bit of moving and shaking in its own right. Likewise, word must've trickled down to the cartoon counterparts about how Hulk may be the possible villain in the upcoming "Avengers" movie, because Fine confirms that the in-production "Hulk: Gamma Corps" animated series has been cancelled, with the team behind that series being captured -- er, rather, folded into the crew working on "The Avengers."

"It became apparent to us that the creative work that was being done to bring Hulk’s world and his villains to life was too good to relegate to his universe alone, and would be much better suited as part of an full-on Avengers scenario," Fine said in the MAA interview.

While details about the upcoming "Avengers" animated series are still in the early stages -- the team will consist of Captain America, Iron Man, Ant Man, Hulk, Thor and Wasp, and consist of 26 half-hour episodes -- the only other major announcements were hints to possible storyarcs, with mentions made that fans could see stories originally penned for "Hulk" finding their way over to "Avengers." The cartoon hopes to hit airwaves at the same time as the big-budget film in 2011.

Sad to hear that the Hulk won't be hitting a Saturday morning line-up? Excited for the "Avengers" cartoon? Let us know in the comments.