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CBTVB: Marvel Announces New Animated Project

By Muuka Muyumba

Marvel is making in-roads into the animated, moving past their previous ventures with Disney XD since their merger in 2011. Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will be a ‘new multiplatform initiative focusing on younger characters, including Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and members of the Inhumans.’

On one hand, this could be a move to sell more toys to kids, but Marvel owner Ike Permutter is notorious for not believing in promoting his female heroes due to a perceived inability to sell action figures to girls. On the other hand, Marvel looks to be striking back at that notion (albeit after DC launched its own softer heroes line two year ago) by launching Marvel Rising with six 4-minute digital shorts introducing a female-centric team of young Avengers including Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider, Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan, Squirrel Girl, Miss America, Sam Wilson aka Captain America, Quake aka Agent Daisy Johnson, and the inhuman Inferno.

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Marvel has tapped well-known names to voice the various characters including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Chloe Bennet as her real life character Quake, as well as Milana Vayntrub who will also reprise her live-action character as Squirrel Girl. Vayntrub signed on to play Squirrel Girl in a live-action New Warriors series, but that series has yet to find a home after Freeform passed on the project. The series continues to be shopped around with Disney’s yet-to-be-official streaming service.

Another exciting part of the announcement was that Disney Channel star Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, The Descendants) would be voicing Ghost Spider. Cameron just revealed that she would be a guest star on upcoming episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., possibly signaling that Ghost Spider would be coming to the TV MCU. However, the actress recently shot down those rumors.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors animated movie will premiere later in 2018.

Source: Buzzfeed