Marvel is about to enter the scripted podcast industry. Recently, the company, together with SiriusXM, announced the release of Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord, an upcoming 10-episode scripted podcast series that will focus on part of the Guardians of the Galaxy team. The main star will be once again Star-Lord, who will be voiced by Timothy Busfield. The story will also feature Rocket (Chris Elliott) and Cora (Nadine Malouf). Additionally, a few minor characters like Kraven the Hunter, Emma Frost and Red will show up. The first two episodes debut in June, and then one episode per week. This is only the first installment in the Marvel’s Wastelanders podcast series, which will feature other familiar heroes, including Old Man Wolverine, Old Man Hawkeye, and Grey Widow.
You can check out a taste of what’s coming next here below.
“Rocket? Earth officially sucks.”
‘Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord,’ a new scripted podcast from Marvel and @SiriusXM, premieres June 1 on all major podcast platforms! Listen to the trailer now: https://t.co/ZzyCj8dYSG pic.twitter.com/fk0vEtmssz
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 18, 2021
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Benjamin Percy wrote the story directed by Kimberly Senior and sound designed with original scoring by Mark Henry Phillips. The official synopsis for Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord reads:
In a post-apocalyptic future, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord finds Peter Quill (Timothy Busfield) and Rocket (Chris Elliott) a little paunchier, a little slower, and a lot saltier than they were during the glory days of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They quickly discover the Earth isn’t what it used to be either, when they crash land 30 years after all the world’s super villains seized control.
The former Guardians are accompanied by a Rigellian Recorder, affectionately dubbed “Cora”, who documents their mission to find the Black Vortex–an ancient relic reported to yield cosmic powers–before guillotine collars bestowed upon them by The Collector snap their necks. In the barren, desolate wasteland of the mid-west as controlled by Doctor Doom, they encounter the ageless telepath, Emma Frost, outlaw Ghost Riders, and the bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter. Who will find the Black Vortex first and what will be the price of its power?
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