We've needed the escapism of the Marvel Universe like never before, but unfortunately we're still waiting on the next movie from the MCU, with Black Widow's release delayed due to the pandemic.
While many of us have passing the time by rewatching all the previous Marvel movies (it's well worth doing it in chronological order), Disney+ have a little treat coming our way in November, in the form a new documentary series.
Marvel's 616 is an eight-episode anthology series that will explore the legacy of some of the most interesting aspects of the Marvel franchise, whether it be the characters, the storytelling, the fandom, or its influence on pop culture.
Each episode is directed by a different filmmaker, with some big names at the helm. The list of directors include Community co-stars Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie, who will direct an episode each, and The League's Paul Scheer. Scheer also features heavily in the series trailer.
"Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes 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."
The titles and directors of each episode are:
- “Japanese Spider-Man” Directed by David Gelb
- “Higher Further Faster” Directed by Gillian Jacobs
- “Amazing Artisans” Directed by Clay Jeter
- “Lost and Found” Directed by Paul Scheer
- “Suit Up!” Directed by Andrew Rossi
- “Unboxed” Directed by Sarah Ramos
- “The Marvel Method” Directed by Bryan Oakes
- “Marvel Spotlight” Directed by Alison Brie
We're really looking forward to this one. Every episode will be available to stream on Disney+ from 20 November.