11:33am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Avengers Academy' Launch Trailer Turns Marvel's Greatest Heroes Into Teenagers
Starting now, the greatest problem for Earth's Mightiest Heroes might be getting homework in on time.
To promote the launch of Marvel Avengers Academy, Marvel Entertainment and TinyCo have released a new trailer for the reimagined versions of Captain America, Iron Man et al that lays out the character lineup and premise of the mobile game that turns the superheroes into trainees trying to increase their skill sets in preparation for future world-saving.
Although the trailer only features characters familiar to movie audiences — the most obscure being the Wasp, who was technically not seen in action during last year's Ant-Man — the game itself will feature a lineup that includes a number of comic book favorites including Tigra, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman.
The voice cast for the game includes Alison Brie, Dave Franco and wrestler John Cena.
"By embracing everything we all love about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and giving them a fresh spin, we’ve reimagined fan and cult faves alike as powerful and complex young adults with that magic mix of action, drama and romance that is Marvel," Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann said in a statement.
The Avengers Academy title has previously been used by a comic book series that ran between 2010 and 2012 focusing on a new group of characters being trained to use their powers by the existing Avengers.