Disney's 'Avengers' Animated Series Arrives In Fall 2010

Earth's Mightiest HeroesBack in 2008, Marvel Animation announced it was teaming up with Film Roman for "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes", an animated series featuring the classic "Avengers" lineup in anticipation of the upcoming live action film.

Given Disney's acquisition of Marvel, it should come as no surprise that the series will be coming to Disney XD.

According to Hollywood Reporter, "The Avengers" will debut this Fall on Disney XD to prime younger audiences for 2012's live-action "Avengers." Disney Channels' Entertainment President, Gary Marsh, said the network has been "pouring through the library of 7,000 Marvel characters looking for the next 'Spider-Man.'"

Last summer, "Spectacular Spider-Man" producer Greg Weisman revealed that Sony relinquished the "Spider-Man" TV rights back to Marvel in return for "some concessions vis-a-vis the live action 'Spider-Man' features." Potentially, that could mean that "Spider-Man" would also be free to appear in the "Avengers" animated series at some point.

A previously planned "Hulk" animated series was reportedly shelved to allow Marvel to focus on the "Avengers" animated series; which may incorporate stories and characters from that series as well.

"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" is currently slated for 26 half-hour episodes.

Do you think Spider-Man should appear in the "Avengers" animated series or should only the classic "Avengers" be used? What "Avengers" storylines would you like to see in the new series? Let us know what you're thinking in the comment section below or on Twitter!