Take a Sneak Peek at the new Marvel 616 Docuseries Coming to Disney+
Since it’s launch last November, Disney has had some pretty incredible docuseries. From a look behind the scenes of Disney’s Imagineering department to some incredible insights from The Mandalorian we have been spoiled when it comes to behind-the-scenes content. And from the looks of it, the new Marvel 616 series will be another awesome addition to Disney’s streaming service.
Disney recently posted a couple of sneak peeks of the series on YouTube recently and we’re excited to share those with you! The first clip comes from the second episode in the series titled “High, Further Faster.” According to a recent piece in TV Guide, the episode was directed by Gillian Jacobs and highlights the women of Marvel comics and is brimming with stories of representation and inclusion. During the clip below you’ll meet Sana Amanat, vice president of content and character development at Marvel Entertainment, who co-created Kamala Khan, the first Muslim character to headline her own comic series, and G. Willow Wilson, who signed on to write the comic.
“We saw this really great spike in excitement and love and passion with Captain Marvel,” Amanat says in the clip, “and it really sort of inspired us to do more, because we knew there’s a fan community out there that’s activated, [and] we can create more content for them. Captain Marvel was sort of that signpost of change.”
“[Amanat] called me out of the blue and she said to me, ‘Hey, we want to create a new young American Muslim superheroine and put her on her own ongoing series. Do you want to write this book and help develop this character?'” recalls Wilson, who is also Muslim. “I was pretty convinced that they were joking. I said, ‘There’s no way that you ran that past Marvel Comics and they said yes!'”
Wilson was won over by Amanat’s vision, but she admits she had some concerns at first. “I was like, ‘You’re going to have to hire an intern just to open all this hate mail,'” she says. “It just seemed like waving a red flag in front of all of the people who thought that people like me and Sana should not be in comics at all.”
The second reveal that Marvel just released on YouTube is from an episode titled “Lost and Found.” The clip focuses on Reginald Hudlin, who, in addition to being a screenwriter, director, and producer, also wrote the Black Panther comics from 2005 until 2018. Now, the character of Black Panther is an absolute icon famously played by Chadwick Boseman. However, he wasn’t always thought of that way.
“I knew what the opportunity was with Black Panther if I did it right,” says Hudlin. “I said, ‘I’m going to write the comic book equivalent of a Public Enemy record, a completely uncompromised, politically provocative book.’ And that was the key to success.”
The series will premiere on Disney+ this Fall. This is a project that we’ll be following closely here at MickeyBlog so keep checking in with us for further news and updates!
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Source: TV GUIDE