After the successful launch of Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors over the weekend, Marvel Entertainment has announced that the animated franchise will continue with a pair of new animated specials, including one focusing on fan-favorite character Riri Williams, aka Ironheart.
Marvel will follow-up Secret Warriors, which is available now via the DisneyNOW streaming service, with Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts, a 22-minute special featuring Ghost-Spider (Dove Cameron) teaming up with the Secret Warriors to defeat the supervillains Sheath and Exile. In addition to the returning characters in that special, Marvel Rising will also produce Heart of Iron, a 44-minute special (that's one hour with commercials) that will introduce Riri Williams (Sofia Wylie) to the Rising family.
“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 Sofia Wylie in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans to see my character and to see a little of themselves in this powerful young woman.”
Marvel Rising was launched last month with the Initiation series of web shorts leading up to the Secret Warriors launch on Sunday. The animated franchise is meant to focus on a new generation of young Marvel heroes, including Ms. Marvel, Ghost-Spider, Quake, Squirrel Girl, and more. The series is targeted at younger viewers, but also hopes to have a wider family appeal.
Check out a teaser for Chasing Ghosts, as well as some concept art provided by Marvel for Heart of Iron, below.
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts and Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron are still awaiting release dates and platforms.