Marvel Zombies Disney Plus Series' First Details Shared At Comic-Con
Heroes rise to fight against fallen heroes who have succumbed to a zombie scourge.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel has shared new information about its upcoming series adaptation of the five-issue limited run of Marvel Zombie comics. Marvel Studios head of streaming, television, and animation Brad Winderbaum joined head of visual development Ryan Meinerding to discuss the series and also shared concept art.
The panelists promised that the show will not shy away from the gore and disgusting visuals that were proudly on display in the classic comic series. Spearheaded by storyboard artist Bryan Andrews (What If…?, Avengers: Endgame), the series will feature zombie versions of Hawkeye, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Wanda Maximoff, and Okoye. They'll be facing off against Yelena Belova, Kate Bishop, Red Guardian, Jimmy Woo, Death Dealer, Shang-Chi, and Kamala Khan.
Or, as a brief synopsis released puts it: "The animated series Marvel Zombies from Marvel Studios reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge." Andrews will direct Marvel Zombies, which will be written and executive produced by Zeb Wells (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Robot Chicken).
Zombie versions of Stephen Strange and Scarlet Witch appeared in Doctor Strange 2, a riff and reference to the Marvel zombies seen previously in the What If…? series--which both inspired and opened the door for this upcoming adaptation.
Marvel Zombies was among the Marvel shows announced during last November's Disney+ Day. There's no release date as of yet, but we did get release windows for I Am Groot, X-Men '97, and Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
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