Last year Marvel announced a brand new multiplatform animation franchise known as Marvel Rising focused on the newest generation of heroes. After appearing in various comics over the last few months, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Ghost Spider, Patriot, and Quake are ready to debut in Marvel Rising: Initiation, a series of animated shorts appearing on Disney XD.
A first trailer for the animated feature has debuted, with more information ready to be released about the initiative during San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel Rising: Initiation” centers on Ghost-Spider (voiced by Dove Cameron), on the run from authorities, who believe she is responsible for her best friend’s murder. Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake and Patriot are all tasked with apprehending Ghost-Spider and bringing her in for questioning.
If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con this week, you won’t want to miss the “Marvel Rising” panel on Thursday, July 19, at 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM in Room 6DE. Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. This is your chance to be among the first to see a sneak peek of this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. Join our Quake Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Nashville”), our Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”, “Silicon Valley”), our Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (“Big Little Lies”, “Marvel’s Avengers”), our Patriot Kamil McFadden (“K.C. Undercover”, “Grown Ups 2”), Mairghread Scott (Writer,Marvel Rising), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) as well as additional surprise guests for an action-packed panel that will showcase the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more.
Marvel Rising: Initiation arrives on Disney XD on August 13 with a bigger feature film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors arriving later this fall on the Disney Channel.