Marvel announced a new documentary coming to Disney+ called Marvel’s Behind the Mask. Directed by Michael Jacobs, the documentary will “explore the power of identity behind the world’s most iconic Super Heroes we know and love today.” Fans will be treated to guests from Marvel’s 80-year legacy with writers and artists that have worked on some of the biggest names in comics including the X-Men, Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Luke Cage, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, and much more.
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.
You can watch Marvel’s Behind the Mask on Disney+ starting February 12.