Valeria Richards, Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman’s daughter and the goddaughter of Doctor Doom, breaks bad as she gains possession of the Cosmic Cube in a new trailer for Marvel’s Wastelanders.
Premiering on Dec. 5, 2023, Marvel’s Wastelanders is the sixth and final chapter of the audio epic which began with 2021’s Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord. Directed by Kimberly Senior and co-written by J. Holtham and Mark Waid, the ten-episode series also marks Marvel’s first-ever podcast crossover event. Marvel’s Wastelanders stars Timothy Busfield as Star-Lord, Stephen Lang as Hawkeye, Susan Sarandon as Black Widow, Robert Patrick as Wolverine and Dylan Baker as Doctor Doom. The original sound design comes from One Thousand Birds, original music from Lindsay Jones and series art from Steve McNiven and Laura Martin.
Following the events of Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Wolverine and Marvel’s Wastelanders: Doctor Doom, Marvel’s Wastelanders sees Valeria Richards take a dark turn. A description provided by Marvel reads, “In the series, Wolverine, Black Widow, Star-Lord, Hawkeye, and Doctor Doom will team up to stop Valeria Richards. She is the smartest woman on Earth, immortal and lonely beyond reason. After surviving a rain of nuclear missiles in Southern California and gaining possession of the reality warping Cosmic Cube, she was driven to the brink of madness. Something mysterious is unfolding in this irradiated “Dead Zone” and it’s up to our heroes to find out what, and to stop Valeria from committing an act of ultimate evil.”
Wastelanders Finale Marks a Truly Epic Marvel Team-Up
“Working in the aural sphere challenges us all, artists and listeners, to expand our imaginations,” Senior said of the series. “The series is equal parts hilarious and deeply moving, navigating big questions around grief, power, loyalty, and trust. Directing the final installment and bringing together the astounding talent from previous episodes made for a deeply textured experience with all the webs of relationships and stories we’ve developed over the series.”
Marvel Digital Media Executive Director Ellie Pyle added, “One of the most thrilling aspects of Marvel storytelling — whether as an audience or a creator — is when separate story threads weave together to create something rewarding for fans, that still somehow stands alone. This series unites talent from across all our Wastelanders podcasts for a truly epic team-up.”
The first two episodes of Marvel’s Wastelanders are currently available on SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimted on Apple Podcasts. The first episode is also available on Pandora Stitcher and other major U.S podcast platforms. New episodes of Marvel’s Wastelanders release every week.