CBTVB: The New Warriors Line Up Revealed
By Muuka Muyumba
A few weeks ago, Marvel announced that they were working on a new comedy team up series for Freeform called The New Warriors. Now, we know just who will make up the bulk of the team led by the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl) is the best known of the New Warriors with the powers of a squirrel, and the powers of a girl” (is acrobatic, strong, can fight, can talk to squirrels). “Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl. She is a natural leader—confident and tough, but not innocent. Doreen is bouncy and energetic and her greatest quality is her optimism… She has faith in others and inspires people to believe in themselves. She also takes her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe, everywhere.”
Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal) alleges that he can survive anything. Marvel tell us that Mr. Immortal is a “troublemaker and lothario…”. Craig is kind of like “The Most Interesting Man Alive,” except he’s more cocky than confident and at times, charmingly grumpy. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all—he’s lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, what’s the rush?
Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher) is a local celebrity “hero” with his very own YouTube channel. Brilliant, strong, noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur. But he also deeply believes in justice — at least his version of it. Dwayne hides the fact that he comes from a really rich family because he’s afraid he’ll lose his street cred.
Robbie Baldwin (Speedball) launches kinetic balls of energy. Robbie grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero. He’s an impulsive and immature people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence. Although you would think throwing kinetic balls of energy would be awesome and effective – his are completely out of control.
Zack Smith (Microbe) can talk to germs. The hero “…is a shy hypochondriac whose ability nearly makes him a telepath — the germs tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It’s impossible to keep secrets around him. He’s a big sweet guy the team takes under their wing, and they help him find and grow his own confidence.”
Deborah Fields (Debrii) whose superpower is low level telekinetic trickster (Loki, anyone?). Marvel describes Deborah as “…proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super “heroics.” She can take care of herself, or at least says she can. She’s the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there.”
New Warriors is scheduled to debut in 2018 on Freeform, with Marvel describing the show as “six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready.”
The New Warriors will also air simultaneous to another Freeform Marvel series, Cloak and Dagger, which just premiered their teaser trailer today. So the obvious question to fan is whether the series will crossover. Of course, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s all connected.
Source: USA Today