Marvel Is Making An Animated Movie Full Of Diverse Superheroes
Ms. Marvel! Squirrel Girl! Miss America! We're getting them all.
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is part of a new, multi-platform animated franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts (which will follow Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider). Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later in 2018.
We have Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Chloe Bennet as Quake, Dove Cameron as Spider-Gwe….I mean Ghost-Spider, Tyler Posey as Inferno and Kamil McFadden as Patriot. The heroes will be mentored by Captain Marvel, Tippy Toe and Lockjaw will be animal sidekicks.
While this is awesome news, I need to bring up some cynical things because I’m me.
One: The article calls Kamala Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. She is not - she is first Muslim superhero with her own series. I know, sounds nitpicky but I don’t like when people erase characters like Faiza Hussein, Monet St. Croix or Dust to make Kamala look more important. Guys, she IS already one of the most successful characters of the decade and an amazing character in her own right, you don’t need to bullshit people to hype her more, she is the hype already and you just end up undermining her.
Two: This design for Daisy is bugging me. I mean, first I saw the head and I thought it’s supposed to be Gogo Tomago, then I saw the purple gauntlet and thought it’s Nico Minoru and only when I noticed stuff coming out of the gauntlet something in my head connected that it’s probably Quake.
Three: Whoooo boy, if Eli Bradley fans didn’t hate Rayshaun Lucas already, they sure will if he made it to the movies before Eli. Also, @keeper-of-the-lore , who has found this news, made a good observation that this explains why Shaun is now Sam Wilson’s sidekicks in Falcon, while Jacquin Torress has disappeared - this was probably already in the works.
That being said, holy shit I’m hyped like hell for this!