"Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. So, I'm very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that our young audience can connect with," Cort Lane, Marvel's senior vice president of animation and family entertainment, said in a statement Thursday.
"This project is unlike anything we've done before -- from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe, to a visually distinct animation style, this is a groundbreaking animated event. It's an action-packed adventure, full of comedy, heart and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan," added Sana Amanat, Marvel's director of content and character development.
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