Marvel Rising universe gets bigger

Animated TV specials Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts and Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron are joining the popular tween franchise.
October 3, 2018

Marvel Entertainment has ordered a pair of TV specials—Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts and Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron—to add to its popular Marvel Rising animated franchise for tweens.

The 22-minute Chasing Ghosts special features Dove Cameron (Descendants 3) as Ghost-Spider, who teams up with the Secret Warriors to stop villains Sheath and Exile. And the longer 44-minute Heart of Iron special introduces Ironheart (pictured and voiced by Andi Mack‘s Sofia Wylie) to the Marvel Rising universe.

Premiere dates and distribution partners for the specials are yet to be announced, but Stan Lee will co-executive produce both of them.

Short-form series Marvel Rising: Initiation and animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors recently rolled out, and the franchise will also be getting a new toy range, thanks to a deal struck recently between Hasbro, Marvel and Disney.

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