Marvel is bringing some of their most diverse heroes front and center with their newest movie project.
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is an upcoming full-length feature animated film starring a new generation of superheroes. It’s part of the company’s new multi-platform animation venture, which launches next year. It consists of digital shorts and this movie.
Sana Amanat, Marvel’s director of content, told BuzzFeed the project ‘came out of a desire to be able to tell stories about characters that we think are the next great heroes’.
‘I think it’s incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who] … they can look up to, especially in these times.’
Meet Your New Marvel Heroes
So who are these great heroes? Well, one is Latina and LGBTQ, another is Muslim, and yet another is a young black man trying to live up to Captain America.