Marvel Rising to Add Two New Animated Specials
After the successful launch of the Initiation shorts and the Secret Warriors animated film, Marvel Rising will be adding to its titles with two new specials – Chasing Ghosts and Heart of Iron. Heart of Iron will introduce Riri Williams to the universe!
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts features the return of Dove Cameron (Descendants 3) as Ghost-Spider and Booboo Stewart (Descendants 3) as Exile. In this 22-minute special, Ghost-Spider once again teams up with the Secret Warriors to bring down villains Sheath and Exile for good.
“I am so excited to return to the world of Marvel Rising as Ghost-Spider!,” said Dove Cameron. “It’s so rewarding to be part of a project that resonates with girls, and speaks to topics and subject matters we can all relate to.”
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.
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Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron will introduce Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, to the Marvel Rising universe. The 44-minute special follows Riri – voiced by Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack) as she tries to adjust to college life; because she is younger than all the other students, she feels isolated socially. But when Hala the Destroyer destroys the engineering lab and kidnaps her best friend, Riri finds inspiration in her hero, Iron Man, and concocts a plan to save the day.
“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. “I can’t wait for fans to see my character and to see a little of themselves in this powerful young woman.”
“We believe girls and boys are going to be so thrilled to see what happens next for The Secret Warriors, and watch new heroes shake up the team,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment.
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.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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