Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Announced, Animated Film Focused On Diverse Heroes
Marvel is taking the next step in promoting their diverse heroes with a new animated film called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. It has a big cast of characters that include Squirrel Girl, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Inferno, Spider-Gwen, America Chavez, Patriot, Quake, Inferno, and new Inhuman Exile. The diverse superhero film is slated for a 2018 release.
Sana Amanat, Marvel’s director of content and character development, told Buzzfeed that the animated film came out of a desire to tell stories about characters that could be the future of Marvel. Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel has proven this with her acclaimed comic book series from G. Willow Wilson, so it will be interesting to see how this film promotes these fairly new characters, aside from Captain Marvel.
The film has a ton of voice talent Marvel fans will be familiar with. Chloe Bennet will voice Quake, a character she currently portrays in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Milana Vayntrub will be Squirrel Girl in the film, who she is also portraying in the live-action New Warriors series. Ming-Na Wen will be Hela, the villain of Thor: Ragnarok, and Kathleen Khavari will voice Ms. Marvel again like she currently does in Avengers: Secret Wars.
Other talent involved include Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, Dove Cameron as Spider-Gwen, who will now be known as Ghost-Spider, Tyler Posey as the Inhuman known as Inferno, Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Kim Raver as Captain Marvel, Booboo Stewart as a new Inhuman called Exile, and Dee Bradley Baker as Squirrel Girl’s companion Toe, and Lockjaw from The Inhumans.
No official release date for Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors has been revealed, aside from the tentative 2018 window. To hype up the film, six shorts will be released online and will focus on Spider-Gwen, now known as Ghost-Spider.