Marvel’s New Warriors is high up on the list of “properties we’re excited for”. It marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy and will be another property added to Freeform’s superhero line-up. Featuring fan favorite Squirrel Girl and a cast of rambunctious teenagers, the New Warriors is poised to become a break out hit – but what will the project entail? Thanks to Marvel we have some news – and it looks pretty good.
Freeform has ordered 10 30 minute episodes to debut in 2018. Originally featured in a Thor comic book, these young heroes proved to be so popular they were given their own solo series written by Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley. Since then, they’ve been the subject of a series by popular creators Skottie Young and Zeb Wells. It’s this run which the series will draw inspiration from. The synopsis offers quite a few interesting plot threads for people to pick up on. Bad Guys and Bad Dates? Interesting.
“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 biggest New Warriors news however is the announcement of just which team members made the cut this season. The following characters will be featured (descriptions from Marvel.com)
Doreen Green (SQUIRREL GIRL)
POWERS: The powers of a girl, the powers of a squirrel. (Super strong, can fight, and can talk to squirrels)
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl. She is a natural leader—confident and tough, but not innocent. Doreen is bouncy and energetic and her greatest quality is her optimism… She has faith in others and inspires people to believe in themselves. She also takes her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe, everywhere.
Craig Hollis (MR IMMORTAL)
POWERS: Can’t die.
The team troublemaker and lothario… Craig is kind of like “The Most Interesting Man Alive,” except he’s more cocky than confident and at times, charmingly grumpy. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all—he’s lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, what’s the rush?
Dwayne Taylor (NIGHT THRASHER)
Dwayne is a local celebrity “hero” with his very own YouTube channel. Brilliant, strong, noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur. But he also deeply believes in justice — at least his version of it. Dwayne hides the fact that he comes from a really rich family because he’s afraid he’ll lose his street cred.
Robbie Baldwin (SPEEDBALL)
POWERS: Can throw kinetic balls of Energy.
Robbie grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero. He’s an impulsive and immature people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence. Although you would think throwing kinetic balls of energy would be awesome and effective – his are completely out of control.
Zach Smith (MICROBE)
POWERS: Can talk to germs.
Zack is a shy hypochondriac whose ability nearly makes him a telepath — the germs tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It’s impossible to keep secrets around him. He’s a big sweet guy the team takes under their wing, and they help him find and grow his own confidence.
Debora Fields (DEBRII)
Superpower: Low level telekinetic. Trickster.
Deborah is proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super “heroics.” She can take care of herself, or at least says she can. She’s the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there.
What do you think? Does it seem like these heroes are ready to battle the forces of evil and make us laugh? Share your feelings and sound off in the comments below. Marvel’s New Warriors is set to premiere in 2018.