At Buzzfeed News, Marvel have announced Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, an animated TV movie showcasing the diverse current generation of superheroes. It’s set to premiere in 2018.
The full cast list at Newsarama reveals Kathreen Khavari will reprise her voiceover role from Avengers Assemble as Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan, and Kim Raver (Grey’s Anatomy) will voice Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers. Chloe Bennet will reprise her Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. role as Quake / Daisy Johnson, while her co-star Ming-Na Wen will play the villainous Hala, a Kree Accuser.
Dove Cameron, who was recently cast on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will play Spider-Gwen, who in this franchise will go by the name Ghost-Spider. Skai Jackson (Jessie) will voice Glory Grant, Gwen’s friend and bandmate, while Steven Weber (Ultimate Spider-Man) will play her father Captain George Stacy.
Milana Vayntrub, who was cast as Squirrel Girl in the New Warriors pilot, will reprise the role here. Booboo Stewart, who played Warpath / James Proudstar in X-Men: Days of Future Past, will voice Victor Kohl / Exile, who is described as a “troublesome but charming Inhuman” capable of wielding of Darkforce energy to generate weapons and portals. In the comics, Kohl was a significantly darker character who wielded one of the Mandarin’s rings.
The cast will also include Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) as the Inhuman Inferno, Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover) as Rayshaun Lucas / Patriot, and Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels) as Squirrel Girl’s sidekick Tippy Toe and the Inhumans’ dog Lockjaw.
The film will premiere “later” in 2018, and will spearhead a new multimedia franchise emphasizing these characters. It will be preceded by six, four-minute digital shorts starring Ghost-Spider. Head on over to BuzzFeed News for more from the cast and Sana Amanat, Marvel’s director of content and character development, on how the film aims at appealing to a new generation of Marvel fans.