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Characters (besides Squirrel Girl) revealed for Marvel's New Warriors show

04.19.2017
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So we can look forward to Marvel on TV for a while, as both THE DEFENDERS and INHUMANS are on their way to Netflix and ABC, respectively. However, even with that, yet another Marvel show is in the works. and this time it's a YA show on the new network FreeForm called NEW WARRIORS. Here's the synopsis:

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.

And, without further ado, here are the descriptions of the cast:

Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl) 
Superpower: “The powers of a squirrel, the powers of a girl” (is acrobatic, strong, can fight, 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 (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
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)
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. 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.

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. 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.

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 “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.

So, there you have it. Seems like it could be fun. It's especially cool to see more diversity in the cast, such as Debrii as a proud lesbian. I'm also a fan of Squirrel Girl (especially when she defeated Dr. Doom and Galactus), so I'll check it out for her alone.

But what about you Schmoes? You like the roster? And if not, anyone you'd rather see? Either way, sound off below!

Meanwhile, NEW WARRIORS will debut on FreeForm sometime next year.

Extra Tidbit: Too bad Anna Kendrick won't get a chance to play her. Unless...
Source: Marvel

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10:13PM on 04/20/2017
See I'd be all about this if it wasn't going to be on Freeform. It's just gonna be overdramatized young adult bullshit with superpowers.
See I'd be all about this if it wasn't going to be on Freeform. It's just gonna be overdramatized young adult bullshit with superpowers.
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12:21AM on 04/20/2017
What's freeform?
What's freeform?
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1:31AM on 04/20/2017
A "new network", I said so in the article. I was a bit confused when I first heard about it at first. But that's what it is.
A "new network", I said so in the article. I was a bit confused when I first heard about it at first. But that's what it is.
12:38PM on 04/20/2017
ABC Family. They rebranded.
ABC Family. They rebranded.
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4:54PM on 04/19/2017
Cool, I'm glad they're including Night Thrasher and Speedball, they've been two of the core members of the New Warriors ever since the team was first created. They've taken some creative liberties with them, but the essence of their personalities seems to be intact. Also interested to see that they didn't include Richard Rider on here, which gives me hope he might still pop up in one of the films.
Cool, I'm glad they're including Night Thrasher and Speedball, they've been two of the core members of the New Warriors ever since the team was first created. They've taken some creative liberties with them, but the essence of their personalities seems to be intact. Also interested to see that they didn't include Richard Rider on here, which gives me hope he might still pop up in one of the films.
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5:28PM on 04/19/2017
Im expecting you'll see Rider (or some variation of him) very (very) soon.
Im expecting you'll see Rider (or some variation of him) very (very) soon.
3:28PM on 04/19/2017
So... Squirrel Girl teaming up with a group of people that sound like truly awful human beings to be around.

I love Squirrel Girl, at least the current Ryan North version, so I'll hold out hope for this.
So... Squirrel Girl teaming up with a group of people that sound like truly awful human beings to be around.

I love Squirrel Girl, at least the current Ryan North version, so I'll hold out hope for this.
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