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‘Marvel Rising’ Unites Next Generation of Heroes

Six digital shorts and feature length animated movie will debut new franchise spotlighting diverse set of young characters.

A new generation of comic-book heroes unite for ‘Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors,’ an upcoming animated feature.

GLENDALE, CALIF. -- Marvel Entertainment announced Marvel Rising, a brand-new, multiplatform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes, set to launch in 2018.

The program will launch with six four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen, with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of Marvel Rising. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later in the year. Distribution partners for the content to be announced at a later date.

The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber and Dee Bradley Baker.

Future stories and content are also being developed across Marvel’s digital and publishing platforms and will be announced at a later date. 

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.

“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. 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,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s senior VP of animation and family entertainment. 

Sana Amanat, Marvel’s director of content and character development, added: “This project is unlike anything we’ve done before -- from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe, to a visually distinct animation style, this is a groundbreaking animated event. It’s an action-packed adventure, full of comedy, heart and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan.”

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Stan Lee, Sana Amanat and Marsha Griffin. The film and shorts were written by Mairghread Scott. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising director.

Source: Marvel

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.