Marvel Rising Announces Two Additional Specials; Sofia Wylie Joins Cast As Riri Williams

by Erik Amaya


While aimed at a younger audience, Marvel Rising‘s two specials, Initiation and Secret Warriors proved to be fun introductions to characters like Ms. Marvel (voiced by Kathreen Khavari), Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub) and Patriot (Kamil McFadden). And soon, two new specials will add further dimension to the growing Marvel Rising universe.
The first, Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts sees Dove Cameron return as Initiation‘s Ghost-Spider, who allies with the Secret Warriors to deal with the continued threats of Kree-indoctrinated Inhumans Sheath (Amanda C. Miller) and Exile (BooBoo Stewart) once and for all.
In Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron, Sofia Wylie makes her debut as the voice or Riri Williams, who finds adjusting to her new college campus more of a trial than she expected. But when Hala the Accuser (Ming-Na Wen) kidnaps her best friend, Riri must team-up with Iron Man (Mick Wingert) to save the day.
“I feel so honored to be a part of the Marvel family, but more importantly I’m excited to join a cast of diverse, strong intelligent women!” said Sofia Wylie in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans to see my character and to see a little of themselves in this powerful young woman.”
“We believe girls and boys are going to be so thrilled to see what happens next for The Secret Warriors, and watch new heroes shake up the team,” added Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment.
No specific release dates have been announced yet, but one imagines both specials will appear in the not-too-distant future.
Meanwhile, Marvel Rising: Initiation is available on the Marvel HQ YouTube page and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is available to stream on DisneyNOW.

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