News Animated "Secret Warriors" to hit big screen (Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, more)

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  1. Turtletrekker

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    Marvel is pushing their new, diverse heroes in an animated movie featuring Ms. Marvel, America Chavez, Squirrel Girl (voiced by her live-action counterpart, Milana Vantraub), Quake (likewise voiced by live-action counterpart, Chloe Bennet), Spider-Gwen (voiced by upcoming Agents of SHIELD regular Dove Cameron, who has voiced Gwen before), Inferno, Patriot and Captain Marvel. And, of course, Lockjaw and Tippy-Toe and others.

    Sounds fun, although I may wait for home-video release. Of course, I said that for Big Hero 6 as well, and I still haven't seen that.

    It seems that Marvel is giving Captain Marvel a big push with the movie coming up, which is hardly surprising. I'm am surprised and a little disappointed that Brie Larson isn't voicing Captain Marvel, but maybe that would be hoping for too much.
     
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  2. JD

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    Sounds like it could be fun. The fact that the two characters who have/will appear in live action are being voiced by the live action actors does make wonder just who Dove Cameron is playing in AoS. But at the same time we do have Ming Na playing a new characters, so they aren't all playing the same characters.
     
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    That certainly is a large group of heroes I actively dislike outside of Quake and Captain Marvel :vulcan: Definitely a skip for me, although since I'm guessing its not MCU it doesn't really matter anyway.
     
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    Sounds fun, but it depends heavily on the tone.

    I kind of want Matthew Rosenberg, the current writer of Secret Warriors, to help script this.
     
  5. JD

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    I am a little disappointed they didn't cast Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz as America Chavez. It looks like she really likes the character, and wants to play her pretty badly. She's been posting pictures and stuff related to America all over social media for months now. I know it's not live action, but it would have still been something.
     
  6. Christopher

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    The whole Marvel Rising: Initiation miniseries, 6 mini-episodes telling a prequel story to the Marvel Rising movie, is out now on YouTube:



    It was okay. The actors did a pretty good job with their parts, but I was a little disappointed in Squirrel Girl's characterization. She had the character's enthusiasm and optimism, but she was a little too aggressive and mistrustful of Ghost Spider ("Spider-Gwen"). The Doreen I know from Ryan North's comics is someone who always sees the best in everyone, even supervillains, and has a knack for bringing it out. So she should've been the one most willing to believe in Gwen. There was a hint of that, a bit of a pep talk she offered Ghost Spider as if trying to convince her to reform, but the balance still seemed a little off to me.

    It's weird to hear Steven Weber as Captain Stacy, given that he was Norman Osborn in Ultimate Spider-Man. Then again, the current Norman Osborn in Marvel's Spider-Man is Josh Keaton, who was Spidey himself in The Spectacular Spider-Man.
     
  7. Gaith

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    According to Wikipedia, this weird-ass project is a TV movie, not a theatrical feature.
     
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    I thought this was a ton of fun. The voice acting was great and there was just enough depth and nuance to rise above a standard children's cartoon of these days.
     
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    Well, yeah, naturally. It's one of the multiple Marvel animated shows made for Disney XD, animated in much the same style, and the Initiation shorts just aired on DXD the other night. And I don't see what's weird about it. It's a team-up of some of the most popular Marvel characters among young fans, which makes it a natural for DXD. Marvel's renaissance in fun new kid-friendly characters like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Miles Morales, and Spider-Gwen is an ongoing success story, and it's no surprise that they're building on it in mass media. And it's reminiscent of Disney's Star Wars: Forces of Destiny shorts, as well as DC Super Hero Girls. The industry has finally figured out that marketing to girls as well as boys brings greater success.


    It was a little surprising to see them talking so openly about murder, and even showing a dead body onscreen. That is unusually intense for kidvid. But then, today's kids go to school every day with the risk of mass shootings hanging over their heads, so they're much more hardened about these things than we tend to expect. An imaginary death in a TV show isn't going to traumatize them any further. Maybe network censors are finally figuring that out.
     
  10. Gaith

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    See the thread title.
     
  11. JD

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    Are the shorts all this will be or are they doing a series or DTV movie too?
     
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    The shorts are a teaser for the TV movie which will air on The Disney Channel, and which is part of a larger multimedia thing including a comic book and probably other stuff.

    Releasing a miniseries of 6 shorts as a prequel to an animated TV series is becoming a regular thing for Disney/Marvel. They also did it for Marvel's Spider-Man and Big Hero 6: The Series.
     
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    My mistake on the "big screen" thing. The article callrd it a "feature"...:shrug:
     
  14. JD

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    Yeah, I know about the comics and other stuff, I just wasn't sure if this was going to be the one and only onscreen part of it.

    Yeah, they've been doing it for a while now. I think they also did the same thing going all the way back Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
    I'm gonna try and remember to check out the shorts when I watch my other online stuff tomorrow morning.
     
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    Oh yeah, that does ring a bell.
     
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    They've released a music video of Dove Cameron's theme song for the movie.
     
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    A new trailer has been posted:



    Also, the final issue of the Marvel Rising tie-in comic batch has been released, though I'm not sure exactly which timeline that story is meant to be in relative to the actual show.
     
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    Looks fun.
     
  19. Christopher

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    I love it that they're pairing Ms. Marvel with Lockjaw. Who's a good bizarro doggie?
     
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    Isn't that pretty much a standard pairing at this point? I've seen pictures of them together a lot in the comics.