Marvel finally making a diverse Secret Warriors movie

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

From Digital Spy

Marvel Studios is finally putting together a truly diverse superhero team as part of its newly-launched animated universe.

While there has been talk previously about an all-female Avengers project or a live-action solo movie for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, the studio is pressing forward for the time being with the exciting Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.

Secret Warriors brings together young heroes from all different backgrounds to prove that they're more than capable of living up to Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and the other Avengers' bravery in times gone by.

The voice cast blends some familiar faces from Marvel's live action TV shows - Agents of SHIELD's Chloe Bennet as Quake and Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl - and new additions, including Dove Cameron as Spider-Gwen, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel and Tyler Posey as Inferno.

"This is an amazing action-adventure story," executive producer Cort Lane explained in a behind-the-scenes video. "This is all stuff you can connect with, and say, 'They're a lot like me'."

Spider-Gwen is being renamed Ghost-Spider for Secret Warriors, and will star in four animated shorts leading into the upcoming movie.

"[Ghost-Spider] represents someone who is strong-willed, who knows what they want, who goes after what they want, who's confident and who's also goofy," voice actress Dove Cameron said.

Dove also recently joined the cast of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, but there's no indication yet that she'll be playing Ghost-Spider in the live-action ABC series.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's Ming-Na Wen is also lending her voice to the movie as well, but she'll be playing the evil Kree warrior Hala instead of her live-action character Agent May.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will arrive next year.

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