We've known for a while that Marvel would be introducing the latest multi-platform addition to their ever-growing universe of superheroes called Marvel Rising, but now we've got an official introduction in the form of a teaser trailer ahead of their San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Officially titled Marvel Rising: Initiation, this series of six animated shorts will kick off a story that will eventually lead into tie-in comics as well as a full-length animated film called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, which is set to premiere sometime this fall on Disney Channel.
We've already learned that the new series will feature Gwen Stacy (now going by the name Ghost-Spider), who is on the lam after being framed for murder. Tasked with her retrieval are Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, and Patriot, who also wind up forging strong relationships with one another as they fight an enemy they never anticipated.
According to EW, the friendship between Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl "will feature heavily in the animated Marvel Rising stories, as well as tie-in comics like Marvel Rising: Ms. Marvel & Squirrel Girl." Other fan-favorite characters such as Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, will also make an appearance in the series.
The Marvel Rising voice cast includes a bevy of recognizable genre actors, including Dove Cameron (Descendants), Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kathreen Khavari (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Milana Vayntrub (Marvel’s New Warriors), Cierra Ramirez (The Fosters), and Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Marvel Rising: Initiation will debut on Disney XD with all six shorts on Aug. 13, and we can't wait to see the epic team-ups that result. Check out the fun and quirky teaser trailer above, then let us know what you think in the comments!