Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Freeform TV Marvel Comics New Warriors Lineup Revealed

Via MARVEL, we get a solid lineup of which new Warriors you can expect to see sometime in 2018 as Freeform rolls out Marvel's New Warriors TV show. News had been dropped that Squirrel Girl would be a part of the TV team, but little else was announced, leaked, or even alluded to, leading to hours and hours of FAN SPECULATION!! Would this be a mock reality series mirroring a very popular run of the comic series or a straight up teen super hero action/drama series? Welp...we still don't know the exact tone the show will take, but with these character announcements, we can for some ideas...

Here's what your New Warriors TV cast is going to look like:

Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)
Superpower: “The powers of a squirrel, the powers of a girl” (i.e. she is acrobatic, strong, can fight… and can talk to squirrels)
A natural leader, Doreen is confident and tough, but not innocent. Her greatest quality is her optimism. She also takes her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe, everywhere.

Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal)
Superpower: Cannot die. Ever. Maybe. So he says.
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)
Superpower: None
A local “hero” with his very own YouTube channel, Dwayne is brilliant, strong, noble and maybe a bit full of himself. 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)
Superpower: Can launch kinetic balls of energy
Having grown up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower, Robbie loves the idea of being a hero. Alas, while you would think that throwing kinetic balls of energy would be awesome and effective, his are completely out of control.

Zack Smith (Microbe)
Superpower: 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. As such, it’s impossible to keep secrets around him.

Deborah Fields (Debrii)
Superpower: Low level telekinetic; trickster
Confidently out as a lesbian, funny and quick-witted Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super “heroics.” She’s the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there.

“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 network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut in 2018.

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