Mar­vel and Stitch­er have announced their next super­hero pod­cast part­ner­ship: a radio dra­ma adap­ta­tion of Kurt Bus­iek and Alex Ross’ lim­it­ed Mar­vels series, which sees news pho­tog­ra­ph­er Phil Shel­don try­ing to get by in the chaos of a super­hero world. The pod­cast marks the third col­lab­o­ra­tion between Mar­vel and Stitch­er, fol­low­ing Wolver­ine: The Long Night and its sequel Wolver­ine: The Lost Trail.

The script­ed Mar­vels series is meant to coin­cide with the 25th anniver­sary of the comics series, and it will large­ly fol­low the same sto­ry, see­ing Shel­don (and oth­er ordi­nary, non-super­pow­ered peo­ple) deal with the after­math of an attempt­ed inva­sion by the world-devour­ing Galac­tus and his bat­tle with the Fan­tas­tic Four.

Just in time for the 25th anniver­sary of the orig­i­nal comics

Accord­ing to the announce­ment, the Mar­vels pod­cast will see these ordi­nary peo­ple “embark on an inves­ti­ga­tion to con­firm or debunk one of the most super-pow­ered con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries of all time.” It sounds like the show will be offer­ing a more ground­ed, per­son­al take on the super­hero genre, much like the two Wolver­ine series, which looked to emu­late mod­ern pod­casts like S‑Town and Ser­i­al.

Much like the Wolver­ine shows, which starred The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage, Mar­vels will also fea­ture a star-stud­ded cast, with Clif­ford “Method Man” Smith as Ben Urich, Anna­Sophia Robb as Mar­cia Hard­esty, Ethan Peck as Mr. Fan­tas­tic, and Seth Bar­rish as Phil Shel­don. The pod­cast will launch this fall, and it will be exclu­sive­ly avail­able on Stitch­er Pre­mi­um until 2020.

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