There still may be hope yet for Richard Rider Nova in the MCU!
ABC announced the Marvel characters they are using for their teen Freeform network New WarriorsÂ live-action comedy series, which thankfully doesn't include Richard Rider Nova!
Details below via Marvel.com.
Characters clockwise from top: Zack Smith (Microbe), Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher), Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal), Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl), Deborah Fields (Debrii) and Robbie Baldwin (Speedball).
New Warriors Characters:
Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)
Superpower: â€śThe powers of a squirrel, the powers of a girlâ€ť (is acrobatic, strong, can fight, can talk to squirrels)
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl. She is a natural leaderâ€”confident and tough, but not innocent. Doreen is bouncy and energetic and her greatest quality is her optimismâ€¦ She has faith in others and inspires people to believe in themselves. 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 lotharioâ€¦ Craig is kind of like â€śThe Most Interesting Man Alive,â€ť except heâ€™s more cocky than confident and at times, charmingly grumpy. Although Craigâ€™s superpower seems amazing, he hasnâ€™t made use of it at allâ€”heâ€™s lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, whatâ€™s the rush?
Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher)
Dwayne is a local celebrity â€śheroâ€ť 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 â€” at least his version of it. Dwayne hides the fact that he comes from a really rich family because heâ€™s afraid heâ€™ll lose his street cred.
Robbie Baldwin (Speedball)
Superpower: Can launch kinetic balls of energy
Robbie grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero. Heâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€” the germs tell him where youâ€™ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with. Itâ€™s impossible to keep secrets around him. Heâ€™s a big sweet guy the team takes under their wing, and they help him find and grow his own confidence.
Deborah 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 â€śheroics.â€ť She can take care of herself, or at least says she can. Sheâ€™s the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there. â€śMarvelâ€™s New Warriorsâ€ť is a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvelâ€™s first foray into comedy for a television series. â€śMarvelâ€™s New Warriorsâ€ť 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 â€¦ even if the world isnâ€™t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, â€śMarvelâ€™s New Warriorsâ€ť is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once â€“ 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.
The New Warriors were created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz when they first appeared in the THOR comic book series in 1989. They proved to be so popular that one year later, they were featured in their own series by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley. Since then, The New Warriors and their line-up have undergone many changes including the fresh and innovative take by Zeb Wells and Skottie Young on which the television series is based.
â€śMarvelâ€™s New Warriorsâ€ť is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Marvelâ€™s Jeph Loeb (â€śMarvelâ€™s The Punisher,â€ť â€śMarvelâ€™s The Defendersâ€ť), and Jim Chory (â€śMarvelâ€™s The Punisher,â€ť â€śMarvelâ€™s The Defendersâ€ť) serve as executive producers. Kevin Biegel (â€śCougar Townâ€ť) serves as showrunner and executive producer.