Marvel Rising begins with the Marvel Rising: Initiation shorts which are now streaming on the Marvel HQ channel on YouTube! Starring Dove Cameron as Ghost-Spider, Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Chloe Bennet as Quake, and Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Marvel Rising: Initiation is a series of six shorts which follows teenage superhero Gwen Stacy, AKA Ghost-Spider, when she finds herself accused of being on the wrong side of the law. Chased by her police captain father, as well as a host of young heroes including Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, and Patriot — Ghost-Spider must go on the run to prove her innocence.

The shorts will be followed by the animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, premiering on Disney Channel this Fall. In Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name. Starring Chloe Bennet as Quake, Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Kamil McFadden as Patriot, Tyler Posey as Inferno, BooBoo Stewart as Exile, Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez, Kim Raver as Captain Marvel, Ming-Na Wen as Hala, and Dee Bradley Baker as Tippy Toe & Lockjaw we are excited to introduce the world to the next generation of Marvel heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans.

“Marvel Rising: Initiation” and “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” are executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Stan Lee, Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. The shorts and special were written by Mairghread Scott. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising director.