Marvel Entertainment is in plans for a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise that will star the next generation of Marvel superheroes across a series of web shorts and a feature film.
The programme will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider.Titled Marvel Rising, the show is set to premiere next year.
Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film titled Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere in late 2018.
“This project is unlike anything we’ve done before—from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe to a visually distinct animation style, this is a ground-breaking animated event,” said Sana Amanat, director of content and character development, Marvel.
In addition to Ghost-Spider, the franchise will bring together Marvel’s newest slate of characters that would include Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez and Inferno as they battle unforeseen circumstances and prove that sometimes the difference between a ‘hero’ and ‘misfit’ is just in the name.
The characters will be voiced by a cast of young talent including Dove Cameron, Tyler Posey, Chloe Bennet, Kathleen Khavari, Skai Jackson and more.
“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. 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,” informed Cort Lane, senior vice president, animation and family entertainment, Marvel.