What do you get when you combine a teen genius, a big red dinosaur, skates, and lots of quirky (and lowkey) shenanigans? You get Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! This animated series will bring Lunella “Moon Girl” Lafayette to the small screen via Disney+ and expand out her comic story. She’s a NYC native and one of the smartest kids on the planet who ends up gaining special powers and a big ole T-Rex named Devil Dinosaur as her sidekick. The Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur show will release on February 10, 2023 and, if the trailer is any indication, it will usher in a new group of Marvel fans.
In the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur trailer, which premiered at D23, we meet the 13-year-old protagonist Lunella (Diamond White). She’s very, very hyperactive, a bit nerdy, and very determined to make a difference. Lunella seems to have it all: a loving family, her bestie Casey, and a cool pair of rollerskates. She’s working on some secret project when she opens a portal and, to her shock, a big red dino rolls into her secret lab. Together, they try to protect her Lower East Side neighborhood from the many dangers in the Marvel universe.
Things go awry, however; her family reminds her that when adversity comes, they roll with the punches. Like everything we have seen from Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, this Moon Girl trailer is incredibly cute and clearly aimed at a younger audience. But, no matter what your age is, there’s something to love and admire about Lunella.
It’s not clear if Lunella will have powers in this series. In the comics, she’s an inhuman who gains powers through terrigen mist. But we do know that her costume will be the same and she’s got a dino. That’s a superpower in many ways. Either way, she’s bringing her Moon Girl Magic to TV really soon, so prepare to roll with her wacky and fun adventures.