Well this is some exciting news! Announced today by Marvel, the new animated shorts Marvel Rising will release two additional specials. This is great news, considering that on Sunday, the Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors full length film premiered on Disney XD. More content with these characters? Heck yes! But that’s not all, one of the specials will include a special character that hasn’t been introduced yet.
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will feature Dove Cameron reprising her role as Ghost-Spider (aka Spider-Gwen). The character has been highly successful not only in comics but in these shorts as well, so it only makes sense for more of her. Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron will feature none other than Riri Williams aka Ironheart voiced by Sofia Wylie! This is so awesome! For those who don’t know, Ironheart is a young, black woman who dons an Iron Man suit that she built on her own. She’s incredibly intelligent, a brave fighter, and earns the respect and support of Tony Stark to wear the armor. Check out the concept art below!
Wylie shared her excitement on being included in the series. “I feel so honored to be a part of the Marvel family, but more importantly I’m excited to join a cast of diverse, strong intelligent women!” said Wylie. “I can’t wait for fans to see my character and to see a little of themselves in this powerful young woman.” We couldn’t agree more with her. While we’re hoping that one day this will be something explored in live-action films, it’s great to see them at least empowering young girls with their animated shorts and features. More female superheroines, please!
Unfortunately we don’t know when we’ll be able to see these projects nor where we’ll be able to see them. It’s just nice to know that they’re coming. And not only that but we know who will be included! There’s even some actors you may know from other Marvel projects that will get you more excited. Check out the cast list and a teaser trailer below for more details! Marvel Rising shorts can be seen over on MarvelHQ‘s YouTube. Let’s get nuts!!
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will star Dove Cameron as Ghost-Spider, and features the return of Tyler Posey as Inferno, Chloe Bennet as Quake, Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, BooBoo Stewart as Exile, Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Skai Jackson as Gloria Grant, Dee Bradley Baker as Lockjaw/Tippy-Toe, Steven Weber as Captain Stacy, Tara Strong as Mary Jane Watson, and Amanda C. Miller as Sheath.
Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron will star Sofia Wylie as Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart, and features Ming-Na Wen as Hala, Kim Raver as Captain Marvel, Dove Cameron as Ghost-Spider, Tyler Posey as Inferno, Chloe Bennet as Quake, Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Dee Bradley Baker as Lockjaw/Tippy-Toe, Mick Wingert as Iron Man, and Melanie Minichino as A.M.I.