Disney+ released two sneak peeks from its upcoming docuseries Marvel’s 616. Each episode is created by a different filmmaker covering a different topic. The service is set to premiere Marvel’s 616 soon enough and has released a couple of teasers to help promote the new docuseries.
Marvel’s 616 explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters, and creators exist within the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Films in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more.
For those not versed in the meaning behind ‘616,’ the title refers to the number designation of the original comic book Marvel Universe as in Earth-616 is the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place.
The first clip is from the episode “Higher, Further, Faster” directed by actor/director Gillian Jacobs, which shines a light on the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics and how they found ways to tell stories of representation and inclusion.
Check it out below:
The second clip is from the Paul Scheer-directed episode “Lost and Found,” following the actor and comedian’s eye-opening and hilarious journey to discover the “forgotten” characters of Marvel Comics. Individually, each documentary in this series tells a compelling story that brings its filmmaker’s vision to life.
Check that one out below, too:
Fans can join Gillian, Paul and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman with moderator Angélique Roché (host of Marvel’s Voices and The Women of Marvel Podcasts) for their virtual Comic-Con@Home panel; “A Look Inside ‘Marvel’s 616’”, where they will discuss the making of this new Disney+ original docuseries.
Disney+ is expected to launch Marvel 616 sometime this fall.
Source: Disney, Marvel