Marvel Entertainment has made public details surrounding Marvel Rising, an upcoming multiplatform animation franchise that will focus on inclusivity that will feature characters with different backgrounds with strong female leads.
The programme will kick off next year with six x four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen as she fights crime under her new moniker Ghost-Spider.
A feature-length animated film entitled Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later in 2018. The film will bring together a number of studio characters including fan-favourites and a crop of budding stars in the Marvel universe.
The film sees names like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chaves and Inferno join forces to fight an unexpected threat.
Additional Marvel Rising content is currently being developed across the company’s digital and publishing platforms. News of the franchise comes soon after Marvel Entertainment announced that it would roll out pre-school content for the first time.
Marvel Super Hero Adventures features a short-form series, publishing program and merchandise line with a focus on friendship, heroism and helping others. It will also sit alongside Star Wars Forces of Destiny, an inclusive-themed brand launched by Disney and Lucasfilm that last year comprised of original animated shorts and toys that celebrate heroines of Star Wars like Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren and Princess Leia.