Back in December, Marvel announced a new Marvel Rising animated project with a lineup of superheroes highlighting the more diverse characters in the Marvel U including fan favorites Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan and Squirrel Girl/Doreen Green. Hot on the heels of its Marvel Rising panel at SDCC in a few days, Marvel announced an August 13th release date on DisneyXD and released a teaser trailer showcasing the first animated footage.
Marvel Rising is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.
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