'Marvel's Storyboards': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the YouTube series
The series takes a look at the lives of comic book creators, their origin stories and their inspirations
For fans of Marvel Comics who want more insight into how the sausage gets made, Marvel is surprising fans with an all-new YouTube series that gives fans insight into everything that goes into making a Marvel comic. Pulling back the curtain, the series deals with decades worth of stories from Marvel creators, their origins and their inspirations. We have the release date, news, cast and everything else you need to know about the upcoming docuseries.
'Marvel's Storyboards' releases on July 23, 2020, on Marvel's YouTube channel.
Marvel's official press release states: "As a surprise for Marvel fans everywhere, Marvel Entertainment will unveil the world premiere of Marvel’s Storyboards on Thursday, July 23! Fans will be able to tune in to the first season of Marvel’s Storyboards on Marvel’s YouTube channel and Marvel.com this summer – all for free! Marvel’s Storyboards is a 12-episode non-fiction series following Joe Quesada, EVP, Creative Director of Marvel Entertainment, as he explores the origin stories and inspirations of storytellers of all mediums, backgrounds, and experiences at their favorite spots throughout New York City and beyond."
"Whether you choose to speak through your words or through your actions, we are all storytellers with something to share. Marvel’s Storyboards captures that spirit and drive behind some of the most incredible voices across film, television, music, theater, sports, journalism, and beyond," Quesada said in the release. "With all of us now spending so much more time at home, we felt it was more important than ever to make these inspirational stories accessible to as many people as possible and share them with the world. We are thrilled to debut Marvel’s Storyboards for all our fans this summer!"
Joe Quesada will be hosting the series. According to Marvel, "For more than 20 years, Quesada has overseen stories at the House of Ideas in the worlds of publishing, film, animation, and television, serving as both Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief. During his 10-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief (the longest term since Stan Lee held the position), Marvel underwent a creative boom and became home to the comic industry’s greatest talents, which continues to hold true today. As CCO, he brought that same vision to the whole of Marvel Entertainment, and he began to explore more stories in unexpected places."
Hugh Jackman is a familiar face for Marvel fans — he has starred as lead X-Men character Wolverine for years. He is also known for his roles in 'The Greatest Showman', 'The Prestige' and 'Les Miserables'. He will be joining Quesada for the series' first episode.
Gillian Jacobs is best known for her roles in 'Community', 'Love' and 'Girls.' She is also a director who will be appearing on Marvel's upcoming Disney+ show, 'Marvel's 616'.
'Marvel's Storyboards' also features Bobby Lopez (EGOT winning songwriter, 'Frozen', Avenue Q), Johnny Weir (former Olympic figure skater), Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Smash), Margaret Stohl ('The Life of Captain Marvel'), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Ed Viesturs (high-altitude mountaineer), Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Marvel’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'), Nelson Figueroa (former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Executive Editor, Teen Vogue) and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)
On July 21, Marvel released the official trailer for the series, featuring Joe Quesada explaining the concept of the series. You can watch the trailer below.
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