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Marvel Announces New Disney+ Documentary Series Behind the Mask

January 20, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Behind the Mask

Marvel is set to debut a new Disney+ documentary series Behind the Mask next month. Marvel Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the special will debut on February 12th, 2021 and will look at Marvel’s superheroes and villains and their public and private identities, with the show’s writers and artists discussing the rise of characters like Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and more.

The official logline for the series, which is directed by Michael Jacobs, reads:

“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.”