'Marvel's New Warriors' Headed to Freeform With Straight to Series Order
Published Apr 5, 2017
By Marc Strom
Series marks first comedic live-action show for Marvel Television!
Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature today announced their second project together, “Marvel’s New Warriors,” a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut 2018.
“Marvel’s New Warriors” is about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world… Even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once — except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
The series will feature fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (Doreen Green) as a totally empowering fan girl—tough, optimistic and a natural leader. Doreen is confident and has the powers of a squirrel… She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves. Additional cast to be announced.
Freeform also has “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” underway at the network.
“Freeform’s mission is to deliver incredible content to young adults and Marvel Television seamlessly aligns with that mission–we couldn’t be more proud to collaborate with them on ‘Marvel’s New Warriors,’” said Karey Burke, EVP, Programming & Development, Freeform.
“’Marvel’s New Warriors’ have always been fan favorites and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well,” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”) serve as Executive Producers on the series.
'Marvel's Rocket & Groot' Eligible for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Emmy Nomination
Published Jun 21, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Case your votes by Friday, June 23!
Marvel congratulates the Marvel Animation team for their work on “Marvel’s Rocket & Groot” animated shorts! The 12-episode series of animated shorts follows Rocket and Groot as they try to figure out how to get enough credits to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. View the compilation of all the shorts above!
“Marvel’s Rocket & Groot” is eligible for nomination voting in the “Outstanding Animation Short Form Program” Emmy category now on the Television Academy website! Be sure to cast your vote by this Friday, June 23rd!
Rocket is voiced by Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Johnny Test”) and Groot is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Cleveland Show”). Featuring animation by Oscar-nominated Passion Pictures, the shorts are directed by Arnaud Delord, written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke, executive produced by Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Cort Lane, and co-executive produced by Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.
Vote 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' At The Teen Choice Awards 2017
Published Jun 20, 2017
By Christine Dinh
The ABC series is up for Choice Action TV Show while Gabriel Luna is up for Choice Action TV Actor!
Agents, Coulson and his team need your help to they can take home the trophy at this year’s Teen Choice Awards!
The ABC TV original series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in the “Choice Action TV Show” category and Gabriel Luna (Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider) in the “Choice Action TV ActorTeen Choice Award’s official website” category, but we need you to head to the and VOTE NOW! Voting for this first Wave of “Teen Choice 2017” nominees runs through this Thursday.
Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow)
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
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Gabriel Luna – “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Voting for the first wave of “Teen Choice 2017” nominees are officially open via TeenChoice.com and Twitter. Starting now through Thursday, June 22 at 9:00 PM PT, fans are allowed 10 votes per category, per day, per platform user ID, for their favorite “Teen Choice 2017” Wave One nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag with the nominee’s name. You may only vote for one Teen Choice nominee per Tweet.
Celebrate this year’s top teen icons in television, music, film, sports, comedy and digital when the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airs LIVE Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
The Avengers Must Reunite to Defeat the Kabal in Clip from Epic One-Hour 'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' Season Four Premiere
Published Jun 16, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Watch a brand new two-part arc of 'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' this weekend on Disney XD!
Season Four of “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” premieres this weekend on Saturday, 6/17 on Disney XD beginning at 11:30 AM ET. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will muster all of their knowledge and strength to try and find a way to bring Tony Stark back from the alternate dimension he is trapped in. Before they can, they’re attacked by a New Cabal of villains who scatter our heroes across space and time. With the help of the All-New, All-Different Avengers (Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Vision), the Avengers must reunite in time to not only save Earth, but all of reality. Check out a brand new clip from the one-hour premiere of above!
Tune in to the one-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” – Avengers No More Parts 1 and 2 this Saturday beginning at 11:30 AM ET on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite animated series.
Josh Keaton talks about taking on the role of Scott Lang in 'Marvel’s Ant-Man' shorts!
Good things come in small packages as Marvel Animation’s series of cartoon shorts is kicking off this weekend with “Marvel’s Ant-Man” on Disney XD. The debut of these six new action-filled shorts gives viewers a peek into the life of Scott Lang as he battles Yellowjacket, finds common ground with Wasp, and creates a giant piece of cheese. You know, the typical super hero life.
Marvel.com talked with the new voice of Ant-Man Josh Keaton, whose previous roles include many familiar video game voices and most recently, Shiro on “Voltron: Legendary Defender.” We spoke with Josh about taking on the exciting task of voicing of the Ant-Size Avenger, and whether saving the world or helping with homework is the more difficult task.
Marvel.com: Have you always been a Marvel comics fan?
Josh Keaton: Absolutely, my favorite comic book character is Spider-Man. Ant-Man is a new thing for me, I didn’t go into this knowing as much about him so I had research more about the character, I started reading more about Scott as the process was going on.
Marvel.com: How did you decide to approach the character of Scott Lang, did you use past iterations of Ant-Man (“Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!,” Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” movie) to get his character just right or is this your own new variation on Scott Lang?
Josh Keaton: I’m definitely putting my own spin on it, I like a lot of the stuff that other people who have played him have contributed. I like Paul Rudd’s snarkiness, I’ve been a fan of his for a long time. It’s not necessarily a recreation of any particular performance, I’m taking elements of what I’ve read about the character and how I feel he would be.
Marvel.com: Is there a particular way you get into character to voice a superhero? Most superheroes have alter egos so it’s really two characters in one but here you have Scott Lang, Ant-Man, and also Giant Man, so you get three characters in one.
Josh Keaton: At the end of the day it’s all Scott. He’s got the mask on but he’s very much the same character in and out of the suit. There’s not a lot he’s trying to hide, if anything he’s trying to prove himself to the rest of the Avengers and trying to prove that he’s not a bad guy. He’s a likeable guy and he wants to be liked.
Marvel.com: You’ve voiced Shiro in “Voltron Legendary: Defender.” While Shiro is a born leader, Scott was pretty much thrown into the action. How does that manifest itself in the way you approach voicing “Marvel’s Ant-Man”?
Josh Keaton: It helped the process that I wasn’t as familiar with the character as I have been with other superheroes that I’ve played. Shiro is larger so there’s a physicality that I get into when voicing him, and Ant-Man is more like an everyman. There are definitely some parallels between the characters—there’s a huge amount of loyalty that you can find in both. It’s really more of a mental place to get into, rather than physically preparing to get into the role.
Marvel.com: With these shorts you get a quick but concise look into Scott Lang’s world. What do you think fans will like most about these shorts?
Josh Keaton: One of the things that I really love about the shorts is the fact that—much like the fact that he can shrink and grow—his problems and the enemies that he faces also shrink and grow. I mean, he’s fighting this massive force of nature in one, and then in another one he’s fighting the exterminator that’s going to kill his ant buddies. It’s just a run of the mill exterminator that is just as much of a supervillain to his ant buddies as a much bigger supervillain would be to the rest of the world. He still has that loyalty to his little buddies that he does to humanity.
Marvel.com: Wasp is clearly superior when it comes to plan of attack against enemies, do you think Scott’s faltering helps his character?
Josh Keaton: Absolutely. He’s able to poke fun at himself. He knows that he’s still kind of figuring stuff out, things are going to go wrong and he just kind of deals with it. There’s definitely a relaxed-ness to him, even under fire. There’s even a little bit of crossover with Spider-Man, there’s that humor that comes out under fire and Scott’s always down to make the joke.
Marvel.com: Yellowjacket ruining kids’ science projects is the ultimate in villainy, do you think Scott has a more difficult time fighting the bad guys or helping out Cassie with her homework?
Josh Keaton: How much more evil can you get than messing up kids’ science projects? I think it’s a little bit of both. I have two young kids and I barely have time, so if I had to add fighting supervillains to my schedule, I don’t know how I’d get it all done.
Marvel.com: What would you like to say to the fans who’ll be tuning in this weekend?
Josh Keaton: Thanks for watching, thanks for supporting Marvel and everyone who worked so hard to make these!
Catch Josh Keaton as the voice of Ant-Man in “Marvel’s Ant-Man” when the first of six of the two-minute shorts titled “Science Fair,” will debut on Disney XD on Saturday, June 10 starting at 7:58 AM ET, with “Alien Invasion” and “Soup Time” following in every four hours at 11:58 AM and 2:58 PM. The next three shorts will follow on Sunday, June 11 with “Exterminator” at 11:28 AM, followed by “Proton Cube” at 5:28 PM and finally, “Not a Date” at 8:58 PM.
Ant-Man Shrinks Into Action With 3 New Animated Shorts
Published Jun 7, 2017
By Marc Strom
Watch them all now!
Ant-Man continues to prove he’s one of the biggest heroes around in three new animated shorts!
Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, goes from his daughter’s science fair to warding off an alien invasion and more in these new tales. Want to learn more about how they all came together? Then check out our interview with Ant-Man voice actor Josh Keaton!
These are just the first three of six shorts coming your way, Marvelites, and you can catch them all on Disney XD starting this weekend! “Science Fair” will debut on Saturday, June 10 starting at 7:58 AM ET, with “Alien Invasion” and “Soup Time” following in every four hours at 11:58 AM and 2:58 PM. The next three shorts will follow on Sunday, June 11 with “Exterminator” at 11:28 AM, followed by “Proton Cube” at 5:28 PM and finally, “Not a Date” at 8:58 PM.
Feast Your Eyes on the First Footage of 'Marvel's Spider-Man'
Published Jun 2, 2017
By Christine Dinh
'Marvel’s Spider-Man' will be premiering on Disney XD later this summer.
True Believers, Peter Parker is heading back to TV screens once again! We’ve got a sneak peek on the upcoming “Marvel’s Spider-Man” animated series premiering later this summer on Disney XD above!
The new series, “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” tells the story of an unsure (but courageous) teen who has to figure out how to be a Super Hero from the very beginning. It’s a back-to-basics approach to the web-slinger’s origin story. Take a look at the first look above where Spidey takes on Scorpion, and check out a look the latest Peter Parker/Spider-Man below.
Tune in to Disney XD to catch episodes of your favorite Marvel animated series! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on all things Marvel.
The Avengers Return for An Action-Packed One-Hour 'Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars' Season Four Premiere on Saturday, June 17 on Disney XD
Published May 25, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Beginning June 2, 6 original animated shorts featuring the newest Avengers usher in the new season!
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite once again to fight the foes no single hero could withstand alone as “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” (previously “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution”) debuts a fourth season with a one-hour premiere on SATURDAY, JUNE 17 (11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT). Disney XD will also present a series of six shorts featuring the newest Avengers – Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp and Vision – in a flashback sequence that introduces their powers, beginning FRIDAY, JUNE 2, on Disney XD, the Disney XD App, Disney XD YouTube and VOD.
Picking up right after the events of season three “Ultron Revolution,” the fourth season finds Tony Stark trapped in another dimension. While the Avengers muster all of their knowledge and strength to try and find a way to bring him back, they are attacked by a new Cabal of villains who scatter the mighty heroes across space and time. With the help of the Black Panther’s new team, including Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp and Vision, the Avengers must reunite in time to save the universe.
The multiplatform schedule is:
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Six original shorts will debut daily on Disney XD linear, on-demand and digital platforms. All six shorts will be available on Friday, June 2, on the Disney XD App. In the animated shorts, we meet the newest Avengers in a flashback sequence to learn about their background, super powers and, ultimately, what makes them super heroes.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
One-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” season four featuring back-to-back episodes on Disney XD (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT). The first two episodes will also be available on the Disney XD App and Disney XD VOD.
“Avengers No More – Part 1” (11:30 a.m. EDT)
While trying to rescue Tony Stark from another dimension, the Avengers battle the Leader and his newly formed Cabal.
“Avengers No More – Part 2” (12:00 p.m. EDT)
Black Panther assembles a new team of Avengers to stop the Leader and free the original Avengers.
The series stars: Mick Wingert (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (“Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”) as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (“Wreck-It Ralph”) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (“Regular Show”) as Thor, Troy Baker (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (“The Super Hero Squad Show”) as Black Widow, Bumper Robinson (“The Game”) as Falcon, David Kaye (“Ben 10”) as Vision, James Mathis III (“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H”) as Black Panther, Kathreen Khavari (“Big Little Lies”) as Ms. Marvel, Josh Keaton (“Ben 10”) as Ant-Man, Kari Wahlgren (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Wasp and Grey Griffin (“The Tom and Jerry Show”) as Captain Marvel.
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Eugene Son (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), Danielle Wolff (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), and Harrison Wilcox (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”); and supervising director Jeff Allen (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”).
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.
'This Week in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Closes Out Season Four with Director Billy Gierhart
Published May 17, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Download Ep. 63 to director Billy Gierhart discuss Season 4's Fiery Finale!
***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***
In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with director Billy Gierhart about the fiery finale for Season 4! “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return to ABC for a fifth season soon.
Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at its new time, 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!