Marvel is making an animated movie with diverse superheroes
It's time for a new generation of Marvel superheroes to step into the spotlight.
BuzzFeed confirmed Marvel Television is working on a new animated franchise called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, and it'll feature a diverse collection of fan-favorites including Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, and more.
The plan is to launch with a series of six four-minute digital shorts next year ahead of a feature-length animated movie. Sana Amanat, Marvel's content and character development director, said the new project will "tell stories about characters that we think are the next great heroes of the Marvel Universe," because "it's incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who]… they can look up to, especially in these times."
Kathreen Khavari will voice Marvel's first Muslim superhero Kamala Khan, Cierra Ramirez will play the Latino-American LGBT character America Chavez, and Dove Cameron will voice Gwen Stacy as Ghost Spider. Milana Vayntrub of New Warriors and Chloe Bennett of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will voice their respective characters of Squirrel Girl and Daisy "Quake" Johnson, and S.H.I.E.L.D. co-star Ming-Na will play the villainous Hala.
The rest of the cast includes Kim Raver as Captain Marvel, Tyler Posey as Inferno, Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Booboo Stewart as Exile, and Dee Bradley Baker as Tippy and Lockjaw.
Check out the poster below.