Marvel’s Behind the Mask: New documentary special coming to Disney+

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Marvel Entertainment has announced the launch of a brand new documentary special for Disney+ titled Marvel's Behind the Mask, which has been set for a February 12, 2021 debut. Much like Marvel's other spotlight series, Marvel Legends, Behind the Mask will explore the power of identity behind the world’s most iconic Super Heroes we know and love today. When the documentary blasts onto Disney+, it will feature guests from across Marvel’s 80-year legacy, including the writers and artists behind the rise of characters like Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and many other characters in the Marvel Universe, highlighting Marvel’s impact on pop culture and media.

Here's the official synopsis for Marvel's Behind the Mask:

From the very inception of comic books, secret identities have been an integral part of both Super Heroes and Villains leading “normal” lives. But it’s the characters beneath that resonate within us across generations of fans. Since the advent of the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s, Marvel’s writers and artists have used the notion of identities to examine the evolving concept of equal rights. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window – they have become a reflection of our own identities and who we truly are.

Produced by Marvel New Media with Tarmac Creative, Marvel's Behind the Mask is directed by Michael Jacobs and produced by Chris Gary and Ryan Simon for Tarmac Creative and Strike Anywhere. Joe Quesada, Shane Rahmani, Stephen Wacker, John Cerilli, Harry Go, and Sarah Amos serve as Executive Producers for Marvel.

Whether you're looking to get an education or be reintroduced to your favorite Marvel characters, Marvel's Behind the Mask sounds like a great way to familiarize yourself with fictional legends that have had a tremendous impact on today's pop culture. Even though I consider myself to be relatively well-versed in Marvel lore, I'll still check this documentary out, hoping that it can teach me things about my favorite heroes that I didn't already know. Excelsior!


About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.