Kamala Khan realizes her lifelong dream of becoming a member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the first look at Avengers: Secret Wars- or does she? It would appear that as enthusiastic as she is about leveling up her superhero career, Ms. Marvel comes down with a serious case of stage fright when she finally sees her new teammates in action. RELATED: Avengers: Secret Wars Animated Series Adapts Comic, Recruits New Team
The first look at the anticipated Disney XD animated series also introduces fans to Ms. Marvel’s arch-foe: an unnamed, oversized, weaponized frog. No, really — Kamala mixes it up with a gigantic amphibian in the short’s first fight scene, her monologue hinting at a mystery surrounding her green foe’s origins that we’d expect will be unravelled at some point by the show.
Debuting July 17 in a two-part episode titled “Avengers No More,” Avengers: Secret Wars picks up following the events of Avengers: Ultron Revolution with Tony Stark missing in action after being trapped in another dimension. The Leader and his new Cabal uses the opportunity to scatter the Avengers across space and time, causing Black Panther to form a new team.
A series of six animated shorts will also air on Disney XD beginning June 2 to reintroduce audiences to the powers of the New Avengers in flashback sequences, including the above Ms. Marvel-starring piece.
In an interview in January with CBR, Marvel Animation Vice President Stephen Wacker commented on Avengers: Secret Wars and what fans can expect. “We will see Battleworld,” he said. “Much like this season, we will see a collection of stories that at first might seem like standalone adventures that we come to realize are all related to each other. We kick off the season with a focus on our new characters, including Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Vision, Ant-Man and Wasp, and they become very important as the season goes on.”
Avengers: Secret Wars debuts with a one-hour premiere Saturday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.