At Anaheim’s WonderCon on Sunday, Marvel’s animation contingent premiered Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron and announced three upcoming specials in the franchise will be streaming for fans on Marvel HQ later this year. The newly revealed adventures are Battle of the Bands, Operation Shuri and Playing with Fire.
The latest chapter, Heart of Iron goes live on Marvel HQ’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. PT. Select voice talent and creatives including Kathreen Khavari, Kamil McFadden and Cort Lane will take part in a live chat simultaneous to the online premiere. Read more here.
Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands stars Dove Cameron (Descendants 3) as Ghost-Spider in a 22-minute animated special. On the day of Gwen’s “Battle of the Bands” competition, mysterious attacks force her and the Secret Warriors to investigate. Can they save the city and get Gwen to the concert on time?
Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri will introduce the fan-favorite character Shuri, voiced by Daisy Lightfoot (Marvel Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest) to the Marvel Rising universe in a 22-minute animated special. The lives of the Secret Warriors are turned upside down when faced with their latest mission: hang out with Shuri, the Crown Princess of Wakanda, and show her what it’s like to be an ordinary teenager. But nothing’s ordinary when you’re dealing with one of the smartest and most famous people on the planet.
Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire will star Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) as Inferno. In this 44-minute special, Inferno’s powers are stolen by a young and powerful villain and it’s up to the Secret Warriors to defeat their new foe and help their friend. But does Inferno even WANT his powers back? Meanwhile, America Chavez, voiced by Cierra Ramirez (Good Trouble), learns a lesson about friendship and family from teammate Ms. Marvel.
Marvel Rising is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising animation director. Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron was written by Margaret Dunlap. Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands and Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri were written by Mae Catt. Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire was written by Danielle Wolff.