WonderCon: Marvel Announces New Marvel Rising Specials
After screening Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron, during Sunday's WonderCon panel, Cort Lane (SVP, Animation, and Family Entertainment) and Marsha Griffin (VP, Current Series and Development at Marvel Animation) along with the voice talent behind Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), Ms. Marvel (Kathreen Khavari), Patriot (Kamil McFadden), and RiRi (Sofia Wylie) treated fans to tidbits and insider info in a chat with moderator Kristin Cruz.
The Secret Warriors surprised fans by announcing three new Marvel Rising specials coming later this year to Marvel HQ: Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands, Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri, and Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire.
New Marvel Rising Specials:
Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands spotlights Dove Cameron (“Descendants 3”) as Ghost-Spider in a 22-minute animated special. On the day of Gwen’s “Battle of the Bands” competition, mysterious attacks force her and the Secret Warriors to investigate. Can they save the city and get Gwen to the concert on time?
Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri will introduce the fan-favorite character Shuri, voiced by Daisy Lightfoot (“Marvel Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest”) to the Marvel Rising universe in a 22-minute animated special. The lives of the Secret Warriors are turned upside down when faced with their latest mission: hang out with Shuri, the Crown Princess of Wakanda, and show her what it’s like to be an ordinary teenager. But nothing’s ordinary when you’re dealing with one of the smartest and most famous people on the planet.
Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire will star Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) as Inferno. In this 44-minute special, Inferno's powers are stolen by a young and powerful villain and it's up to the Secret Warriors to defeat their new foe and help their friend. But does Inferno even WANT his powers back? Meanwhile, America Chavez, voiced by Cierra Ramirez (“Good Trouble”), learns a lesson about friendship and family from teammate Ms. Marvel.
Just announced at WonderCon! Three new animated Marvel Rising specials are coming later this year! Get ready for even more adventures from your favorite band of young Super Heroes, the Secret Warriors, in the next specials of Marvel Rising: Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire Coming in 2019!
Marvel Rising is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising animation director. Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron was written by Margaret Dunlap. Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands and Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri were written by Mae Catt. Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire was written by Danielle Wolff.
To watch all Marvel Rising animated specials on the Marvel HQ YouTube click here.
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