9:34am PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Crowns a New Star-Lord for Animated 'Guardians of The Galaxy'
The rollout of voice talent for the upcoming Disney XD series Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy continues with the revelation that a Boy Meets World veteran is headed into deep space. Yes, Will Friedle — A.K.A. Cory’s older brother Eric in the Disney series — is Star-Lord, man.
Beyond his appearances Boy Meets World (and its spin-off, Girl Meets World), Friedle has an extensive resume when it comes to voice acting, having played the lead characters in Batman Beyond and Thundercats, as well as major roles in Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Kim Possible and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. He’s no stranger to the Marvel Animated Universe, either, having played Deadpool in the Ultimate Spider-Man series.
Friedle is the third actor to be announced for the upcoming animated series based on last year’s hit movie, following yesterday’s reveals of Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot and Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon. The new series, executive produced by Marvel’s Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley and Jeph Loeb, will launch as part of the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD later this year.