Mark Hamill and Stan Lee are working together on a new Avengers series. The two legends will be united on the new season of Disney XD's Avengers Assemble animated series, which changes titles from season to season based on the story arc. This will be the fifth season of the show overall and is officially titled. Avengers: Black Panther's Quest. No doubt, this decision has to do with the massive success of Black Panther at the box office, but the big draw here is having Hamill and Lee together.
Marvel made the announcement via a behind the scenes the video that shows both Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill in the recording studio together working on the show and discussing the experience. Just seeing the two together is enough to warm any fanboy or fangirl's heart. Hamill will be voicing Arnim Zola of Captain America: The First Avenger fame. Here's what Hamill had to say about it.
"Well, he's a brilliant HYDRA scientist and he now has a technological body, I mean he's been implanted into this robot-like exoskeleton. I mean it's fantastic fantasy. He's a time traveller who has been locked in a 70-year battle with Captain America. I'm excited because Black Panther is coming into the storyline."
Mark Hamill previously voiced Arnim Zola in Avengers Assemble. As for Stan Lee, Marvel is keeping his role under wraps for now, so we can only speculate as to who he might be playing in Avengers: Black Panther's Quest. He's no stranger to voice work though, as Stan Lee has provided the voiceover for plenty of Marvel projects over the years on the small screen and in video games. The 95-year-old pop culture icon discussed a bit what it's like to work with a gifted voice actor like Hamill in the way only someone like him could. Lee joked that working with Hamill is "terrible," mostly because it makes him look bad.
"Because when I hear him read the lines, when I hear how talented he is, how he can do another dialect and become another person, it's fantastic. I read lines beautifully, but only as myself. I mean, if I had to be Baron Zemo, I wouldn't know how to do it, but he becomes Baron Zemo."
Marvel's animated shows don't tend to get nearly as much attention as their live-action stuff over in the MCU, but getting these two together is certainly one way to get fans on board for the new series. Currently, Disney XD and Marvel have yet to set a premiere date for Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, but the show will be part of the network's lineup this fall. You can check out the video of Stan Lee and Mark Hamill in the studio with one another, courtesy of the Marvel HQ YouTube channel, for yourself below.