What happens when your favorite movie makers join hands with an audio storyteller to bring stories to you with familiar voices? You get intriguing original content! In Comicon Mumbai, the cast of Marvel Wastelanders, a Hindi Audible Original podcast series, has been announced by Marvel Entertainment and Audible, a prominent producer and distributor of quality audio storytelling. Marvel’s Super Villains have been in power for more than 30 years after a tragic incident that killed almost all Super Heroes, and the franchise, which is an adaptation of Marvel’s popular audio series Marvel’s Wastelanders, stars some of the most recognizable and adored heroes in history as they battle to restore justice and order in a post-apocalyptic future.
The new Hindi adaptation, which is based on the well-known English series, will feature a number of top Hindi actors playing iconic Marvel Super Heroes and will be artistically directed by the incredibly talented Mantra Mugdh. It will provide richly designed, fully immersive audio entertainment experiences. This series truly has it all: huge battles, enduring friendships, and amazing plotlines.
In a dramatic ending, the casts of Black Widow (Kareena Kapoor Khan), Star-Lord (Saif Ali Khan), Hawkeye (Jaideep Ahlawat), Wolverine (Sharad Kelkar), and Doctor Doom (Ashish Vidyarthi) join forces. With actors and content creators on board, the six-season audio epic looks exciting!
Here are the content creator actors whose stories we are looking forward to and just can’t wait to listen about!
In Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye, it is told that the world’s villains arose thirty years ago and murdered all the heroes. All the heroes, that is, who mattered. Hawkeye (Jaideep Ahlawat), the solitary survivor of the Avengers, is now a freak who reenacts the worst day of his life for paying audiences. Hawkeye receives an unexpected guest in the form of his estranged daughter Ash played by Prajakta Koli who is seeking revenge for the death of her best friend.
She is adamant about joining him on his covert mission to assassinate everyone guilty of the deaths of the people he cared about the most.
In Marvel’s Westlanders: Wolverine, Red Skull became president of the United States thirty years ago after murdering the Avengers, the X-Men, and almost every other Super Hero. When Wolverine played by Sharad Kelkar comes across a young mutant who is hiding which is Mithila Palkar, he makes a promise to get her to the separated former X-Men Kitty Pryde and Rachel Summers so they can take care of her.
The hero understands that his only alternative may be to face Red Skull and his barbaric followers head-on when he and his top lieutenant Crossbones frame Wolverine and drive anti-mutant prejudice to hazardous new heights. But Wolverine might perish first due to a horrifying, unexpected reality.
The Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow story sees Helen Black (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan) arrive at her new residence in a 161-story apartment building in what was formerly Midtown Manhattan, nearly 30 years after the baddies triumphed. The S.H.I.E.L.D.-owned and -run facility has evolved into a symbol of dystopian wealth and inequity. Helen moves into her apartment on the same day that Lisa Cartwright (Masaba Gupta) begins her first day of work as a junior residential security analyst for a private security firm that S.H.I.E.L.D. has hired to covertly monitor the building’s occupants.
Assigned to watch Helen’s sector, Lisa soon learns that Helen Black is not at all who she seems to be.
Marvel Wastelanders: Doom sees the story of Doctor Doom (Ashish Vidhyarthi) imprisoned for thirty years and is now free to get revenge on his erstwhile comrades who betrayed him. He works with Valeria Richards (Yashaswini Dayama), the daughter of his most dreaded foe, to do this, but whose side is she really on?
“For the past two years, the English-language version of Marvel’s Wastelanders audio epic has brought action, humor, and beloved Marvel characters to fans in a truly immersive medium,” said Daniel Fink, SVP of Business Development & New Initiatives at Marvel Entertainment, mentioned KoiMoi. “The fan response to the series has been incredible so far, and as our first-ever audio crossover event, we’re very excited to work with Audible to bring Marvel’s tradition of interconnected storytelling to even more listeners and fans worldwide.”
This original with Marvel is going to bring about what people did not expect. It is going to be a crossover with our own Indian voices.
Do check it out on the audible platform and let us know which story are you looking forward to most.