It was announced last year that Marvel would be releasing a new franchise that will air four-minute-long digital shorts that will tell six new stories. As of today, Marvel released the Character Models , and already has that Marvel Animation feel to it ( Avengers Assemble on television).
Up front and center in the spotlight is Gwen Stacy as Ghost Spider (formerly Spider Gwen). Though Gwen will be given the spotlight, judging by the bio’s listed, Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, looks to be the leader of this group, as well to serve as its’ inspiration. All together, these teens of action are setup to inspire and set an emphasis on relatability to younger audiences.
On the Roster:
Kathleen Khavari – Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel
Milana Vayntrub – Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl
Dove Cameron -- Gwen Stacy/Ghost Spider
Chloe Bennet – Daisy Johnson/Quake
Kamil McFadden – Rayshaun Lucas/Patriot
Tyler Posey – Dante Pertuz/Inferno
Cierra Ramirez – America Chavez
Dee Bradley Baker – Lockjaw/Tippy Toe
Ming-Na Wen – Hala the Accuser
Booboo Stewart – Victor Kohl/Exile
Kim Raver – Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Although I’ll be looking forward to seeing the characters six shorts, this ensemble really does have an all-star voice acting cast that will keep my ears perked.
These six shorts stand to be a prelude for a feature-length animated film that will release later this year. This film has already been titled as * Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors*.
“Marvel Rising” will feature powered teens like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno, joining together, rising up, and taking on an unimaginable force that threaten their young lives and the universe, alike. This misfit team aims to inspire younger audiences with their relatable and inclusive heroes that reflects the world we live in.