Disney’s ‘Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors’ Is Diverse AF And Will Even Include A Queer Latina
A new generation of Marvel superheroes are getting ready to shine.
“Marvel Rising: Secret Warrior” is gearing up for it’s 2018 debut with a four-episode digital series at the beginning of the year focusing on Spider-Gwen. A full-length feature film will be released later in the year, and it will star a diverse, young cast. Disney has not announced where the show will stream, but they are terminating their contract with Netflix in 2019 to focus on their own streaming platform.
“We wanted to show the world that these heroes are important to the Marvel universe,” says Sana Amanat, director of content and character development at Marvel, in the press video. “[Also] that there is a character for every kind of Marvel fan out there.”
Latino audiences will get to see themselves reflected thanks to the help of actors Tyler Posey from MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and Cierra Ramirez from Freeform’s “The Fosters.”
Tyler Posey will be voicing Inferno, aka Dante Pertuz.
CREDIT: @tylerposey58 / Instagram / Marvel HQ / YouTube
“He’s himself. He’s completely himself,” Posey says in the promo video. “He’s not trying to be anybody else. I really dig that.”
Cierra Ramirez will be voicing America Chavez.
CREDIT: @cierraramirez / Instagram / Marvel HQ / YouTube
“Super excited to announce that I will be voicing the powerhouse America Chavez, aka Miss America (who you definitely don’t wanna run into in a dark alleyway ?),” Ramirez wrote in Instagram. “There is truly a hero in this for every Marvel fan ❤️. Proud to be apart of this!”
Clearly the fans are ready for this.
america chavez, spider gwen, kamala khan, quake and carol danvers in the same animated movie? pic.twitter.com/5dCYWGiLDY
— kai (@presoldier) December 7, 2017
Who else is thrilled to see some badass superheroes of color take on evil?