In 2018 Marvel Entertainment is diving back into the world of animated features with the newly announced Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, starring a diverse team of characters both new and old.
As revealed by Buzzfeed, the feature is part of a new multi-platform animated franchise that will kick off with six four-minute shorts starring Spider-Gwen/Spider-Woman, using the new codename Ghost-Spider, leading up to Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors launching later in the year.
“This feature [film] is an evolution of all of the great characters that people have come to love,” said Marvel’s Director of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat. “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. I think it’s incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who] … they can look up to, especially in these times.”
The feature’s voice cast will include some Marvel Entertainment veterans as well as some newcomers. Kathreen Khavari will return to voice Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel from the animated Avengers: Secret Wars series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chole Bennet will voice the animated version of her live-action character Daisy Johnson/Quake, while her co-star Ming-Na Wen will take on the voice of Asgardian goddess Hela and Milana Vantrub will play Doreen Green/Squirrel girl for both the animated feature and the unrelated upcoming New Warriors live-action series.
Alongside them rounding out the cast is Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez/Miss America, Dove Cameron as Gwen Stacy/Ghost Spider, Tyler Posey as Dante Pertuz/Inferno, Kamil McFadden as Rayshaun Lucas/Patriot, Kim Raver as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Dee Baker as Tippy Toe the Squirrel & Lockjaw the dog and Booboo Stewart as the brand new Inhuman character Exile.