Marvel Announces Animated Film with Super Diverse Cast

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2017

The Marvel Rising endeavor will start with six, four-minute short films and will then have a full length feature film rolled out at some point in 2018, according to Coming Soon. "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". The move is meant to introduce the next generation of comic-entertainment-consuming humans to the next generation of diverse and inclusive Marvel heroes.

"It came out of a desire to be able to tell stories about characters that we think are the next great heroes of the Marvel Universe", said Sana Amanat, Marvel's director of content and character development.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is set to air in 2018.

Basically, Marvel Entertainment is going all-in on their Social Justice Warrior heroes: Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan, American Chavez, Inferno, Exile, Squirrel Girl, Daisy Johnson, and Ghost-Spider/Spider-Gwen. 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. Chloe Bennet will voice Quake, a character she now portrays in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kathreen Khavari will voice Ms. Marvel. Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey is Inferno. Kim Raver is Captain Marvel. Dee Bradley Baker will voice Tippy Toe and Lockjaw.

Interestingly, Quake and Squirrel Girl will be voiced by Chloe Bennet and Milana Vayntrub respectively, the same actors that portray the live-action versions of the characters.

Both the digital shorts and Secret Warriors movie were written by Mairghread Scott, and executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Coat Lane and Eric Radomski.

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