Marvel Launching New And Very Diverse Animated Universe

Shortly after announcing it was going to launch a podcast in 2018, Marvel Entertainment is now plotting out a new animated universe. The new project will feature a diverse collection of characters, including a couple familiar names from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Rising is a multi-platform franchise that will follow a group of teen superheroes, beginning with a series of six, four-minute animated shorts starring Ghost-Spider, the new secret moniker of Spider-Gwen. According to Deadline, the shorts will be released digitally and a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, will follow later in the year.

Dove Cameron will provide the voice for Ghost-Spider. She’s joined by Kathreen Khavari as Muslim superhero Miss Marvel, Cierra Ramirez as the Latino-American LGBT hero America Chavez, and Kamil McFadden in the role of Patriot, who takes a cue from Captain America. Rounding out the team is Kim Raver voicing Captain Marvel, Chloe Bennet reprising her Agents of SHIELD role as Quake, Tyler Posey as the pyrokinetic Inferno, and Milana voicing the character she’s set to play in the live-action New Warriors adaptation, Squirrel Girl.

Having Squirrel Girl in the lineup is interesting, given the recent news that Freeform would not be airing New Warriors. At current, there is no announced home for the proposed project.

Additionally, Booboo Stewart will voice the character Exile, who Buzzfeed describes as “a troublesome but charming Inhuman.” Causing trouble for the team of Secret Warriors will be the evil Hala, voiced by Agents of SHIELD star Ming-Na Wen. Dee Bradley Baker, Skai Jackson, and Steven Weber will also appear on the series.

No release date had been announced for the Marvel Rising. You can check out the full teaser poster for the project below.

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