Late last year, Marvel announced a brand new, multi-platform animation franchise called “Marvel Rising” set to launch this year. It will launch with six four-minute digital shorts focusing on Spider-Gwen, or as she will now be called, Ghost-Spider. The shorts will then be followed up by an animated feature titled “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.”
The shorts have been compiled to create “Marvel Rising: Initiation,” which will make its debut on Disney XD on August 13. A trailer for the animated Marvel special gives you a taste of the action.
WATCH – “MARVEL RISING: INITIATION” TRAILER:
“Marvel Rising: Initiation” will be followed up by an animated feature titled “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.”
This new animated film will bring together an unlikely, yet formidable, group of heroes that includes Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno. While all of these characters may be familiar to hardcore Marvel fans, only Quake has made an appearance in mainstream entertainment as a main character in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Squirrel Girl is set to appear in the upcoming “Marvel’s New Warriors” as well.
Interestingly, Quake and Squirrel Girl will be voiced by Chloe Bennet and Milana Vayntrub respectively, the same actors that portray the live-action versions of the characters.
“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment. “So I’m very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that our young audience can connect with.”
“Marvel Rising” will be featured at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with a special panel on Thursday July 19, at 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM in Room 6DE and “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” will debut on Disney Channel later this fall.