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Marvel to Launch New Animation Franchise

Marvel to Launch New Animation Franchise
GLOBAL–Marvel Entertainment has announced 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.

Marvel Rising will also debut a feature-length animated film in late 2018.

GLOBAL–Marvel Entertainment has announced 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.

Titled “Marvel Rising,” the show is set to premiere in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider.

Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, 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,” says Sana Amanat, director of content and character development, Marvel. “It’s an action-packed adventure, full of comedy, heart and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan.”

In addition to Ghost-Spider, the franchise will bring together Marvel’s newest slate of characters including 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,” says Cort Lane, senior vice president, animation and family entertainment, Marvel.

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