Marvel is Producing a New Podcast Series Called MARVELS with The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man
Marvel is producing another fictional podcast in a partnership with Stitcher called Marvels. Marvel and Stitcher have already produced two podcasts called Wolverine: The Long Night and Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Both of those tell great stories and I’m looking forward to seeing how this new one turns out. It sounds like it’ll make for a great podcast series!
The series is part of the “celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ award-winning four-part comic book ‘Marvels,’ which was released to critical acclaim in 1994. Based on ‘Marvels,’ this podcast revisits the story of photojournalist, Phil Sheldon, as he navigates through the chaos caused by the Galactus invasion of New York City and explores what it means to be human in a universe inhabited by Super Heroes.”
The story for Marvels takes place in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s battle with Galactus, “high above New York City, for the fate of the world. One intrepid photographer, an ambitious college student, and a cynical journalist embark on an investigation to confirm or debunk one of the most super-powered conspiracy theories of all time.”
The cast for the series includes Clifford “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce) as Ben Urich, AnnaSophia Robb (The Act) as Marcia Hardesty, Ethan Peck (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Mr. Fantastic and Seth Barrish (Billions) as Phil Sheldon. Also cast in the series are Louisa Krause as Sue Storm, Jake Hart as Ben Grimm, Ehad Berisha as Johnny Storm, Teo Rapp-Olsson as Peter Parker, and Gabriela Ortega as Charlie Martinez.
Shane Rahmani, SVP and GM, Marvel New Media had this to say in a statement:
“Building off our award-winning momentum of Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night and its sequel Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail, the New Media team is thrilled to continue to push the envelope of Super Hero storytelling via the scripted podcast medium. We are passionate about the space and feel we’ve brought the right cast, story, and intrigue in this latest installment.”
The 10-episode series will be released in the fall of 2019 on Stitcher and then be made available on all podcast platforms in 2020.