Marvel Studios: Assembled

2021 docuseries specials produced by Marvel Studios

Encyclopedia from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marvel Studios: Assembled
Marvel Studios Assembled logo.jpg
Genre
Directed byBradford Baruh
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producers
ProducerJohn Pisani
Cinematography
  • Sean Riciland
  • Pete Chiaramonte
Editors
  • Meghan Leon
  • Brenton Covington
Running time41–65 minutes
Production companyMarvel Studios
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsMarvel Studios: Legends
External links
Production website
Infobox instructions (only shown in preview)

Marvel Studios: Assembled is an American anthology television docuseries of specials created for the streaming service Disney+. Each special goes behind-the-scenes of a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) television series or film in Phase Four with the creatives, exploring the process of creating each series or film.

The series was first announced in February 2021. Marvel Studios: Assembled premiered on March 12, 2021, with subsequent episodes releasing shortly after a Disney+ series' completion or a film's Disney+ release. It received positive responses for showcasing how each project came together, particularly with the technical aspects and franchise connectivity.

Premise

The series goes behind-the-scenes of a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase Four television series or film with the creatives, exploring the process of creating each series or film.[1]

Background

Marvel Studios: Assembled was announced in February 2021 as a television documentary series of specials to go behind-the-scenes with an "in-depth examination" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) television series and films in the franchise's Phase Four slate of content. Each "making of" special follows the filmmakers and the cast and crew members during the production of each project, with exclusive on-set footage used to compile the specials in the series. Assembled was announced to premiere on March 12, 2021 with a special for WandaVision (2021), with specials for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), the first season of Loki (2021), and Hawkeye (2021), along with the film Black Widow (2021), also revealed.[1] Later in March, ahead of the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, its special was revealed to release on April 30, 2021.[2][3] Shortly after the premiere of Loki in June, that series' special was revealed to release on July 21, 2021.[4] The first three specials debuted one week after the release of each series' finale.[5][3][4] In September 2021, the Black Widow special was revealed to be releasing on October 20, 2021, while a special for What If...? was announced for October 27.[6]

Commentators called Assembled a companion series to fellow Marvel Studios docuseries Marvel Studios: Legends, which releases before a series or film to help inform viewers about relevant events to that series or film,[7][8] while Hoai-Tran Bui and Ethan Anderton of /Film, and ComicBook.com's Charlie Ridgley each noted the similarities to the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian documentary series for the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian.[7][5][9] Ridgley and Matt Miller at Game Informer noted Assembled allowed Marvel Studios to provide more insight on how their content is produced and answer questions audiences may have regarding them.[9][10] David Wolinsky of GameSpot felt Assembled was a "promising follow-up" to Marvel's Behind the Mask, a fellow documentary series that showcased the inspiration behind Marvel's comic book heroes.[11]

Episodes

List of Marvel Studios: Assembled episodes
No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [a]
1"The Making of WandaVision "Bradford BaruhMeghan LeonMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
The special goes behind the scenes of the making of WandaVision, with head writer Jac Schaeffer, series director Matt Shakman, stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Debra Jo Rupp, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, Kat Dennings, and Evan Peters, theme song composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and additional creatives. Discussion includes the classic sitcoms that inspired the series, how the crew emulated the production processes of early sitcoms, and the experience of filming in front of a live studio audience for the first episode, "Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience".
2"The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier "Bradford BaruhMeghan LeonApril 30, 2021 (2021-04-30)
The special goes behind the scenes of the making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with head writer Malcolm Spellman, series director Kari Skogland, stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Don Cheadle, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Florence Kasumba, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Clé Bennett, executive producer Nate Moore, and additional creatives. Discussion includes the importance of exploring racism within the narrative, as well as the series' action scenes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the production of the series.
3"The Making of Loki "Bradford BaruhMeghan LeonJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)
The special goes behind the scenes of the making of Loki, with head writer Michael Waldron, series director Kate Herron, stars Tom Hiddleston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, DeObia Oparei, Richard E. Grant, and Jonathan Majors, executive producer Stephen Broussard, and additional creatives. Discussion includes Hiddleston's history with the title character and the casting of other main characters as well as the design and filming of each episode.
4"The Making of Black Widow "Bradford BaruhBrenton CovingtonOctober 20, 2021 (2021-10-20)
5"The Making of What If...? "Bradford BaruhMeghan LeonOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)

A special for the series Hawkeye is also in development.[1]

Release

Marvel Studios: Assembled premiered on March 12, 2021 on Disney+. Additional specials are released shortly after a Disney+ series' completion or a film's Disney+ release.[1]

Reception

With the release of the special for WandaVision, Anderton recalled how Marvel Studios had gone from making the MCU as the "largest episodic experiment ever", according to that series' star Paul Bettany, into a "full fledged success" with its interconnectivity and felt Assembled allowed Marvel Studios to "dive into every aspect" of their upcoming productions, including the "spoiler-filled details" that were kept under wraps.[5] Elaine Low, writing for Variety, said the WandaVision special was a "delightful deep dive" that explored the "massive scale and breadth" of the visual effects used for its episodes and the production design.[12] Lucas Pearce at The People's Movies felt that special was a "great way to close the gap" between that series' finale by showing how it "all came together".[13]

Regarding the special for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anderton felt as that series was more straightforward than WandaVision, it was less compelling or enthralling,[3][14] but highlighted the technical aspects of that production he found "surprising", such as showcasing the use of real skydivers for some frames, and the use of visual effects for some backgrounds in action scenes and on Sam Wilson's Captain America suit. He particularly highlighted stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan joking around together and a single take scene of Daniel Brühl in character as Baron Helmut Zemo promoting a Sokovian clothing store called Suit-kovia for a "makeshift commercial", which was filmed at the Brass Monkey nightclub set that was used for the series' Madripoor setting.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Paige, Rachel (February 16, 2021). "Marvel Studios Announces Assembled, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Griffin, David (March 17, 2021). "New on Disney+ in April: Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Tartakovsky's Clone Wars, and More". IGN. Archived from the original on March 18, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Anderton, Ethan (April 29, 2021). "'Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Trailer Goes Beyond the Shield". /Film. Archived from the original on May 1, 2021. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Ridgely, Charlie (June 16, 2021). "Disney+: Every Movie and TV Show Arriving in July 2021". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2021. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Anderton, Ethan (March 12, 2021). "'Assembled: The Making of WandaVision' Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Marvel Studios Series". /Film. Archived from the original on March 12, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Ridgely, Charlie (September 22, 2021). "Everything Coming to Disney+ in October 2021". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2021. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Bui, Hoai-Tran (February 16, 2021). "'Marvel Studios' Assembled': Disney+ to Debut New MCU Documentary Series with Making-Of Special About 'WandaVision'". /Film. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  8. ^ Gemmill, Allie (February 16, 2021). "Marvel Studios Announces 'Assembled' Making-of Disney+ Docuseries & First Episode Details". Collider. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Ridgley, Charlie (February 16, 2021). "Marvel Studios Reveals New Disney+ Series Assembled". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  10. ^ Miller, Matt (March 12, 2021). "Marvel Showcases New Assembled Documentary, Now Streaming". Game Informer. Archived from the original on March 12, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Wolinsky, David (February 16, 2021). "Marvel Announces Assembled, New Disney+ MCU Documentary Series". GameSpot. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  12. ^ Low, Elaine (March 12, 2021). "'The Making of WandaVision' Reveals Marvel's TV Magic, High-Wire Acts and Paul Bettany's Fake Butt". Variety. Archived from the original on March 12, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  13. ^ Pearce, Lucas (March 16, 2021). "Disney+ Review – Assembled: The Making of Wandavision". The People's Movies. Archived from the original on March 16, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  14. ^ a b Anderton, Ethan (April 30, 2021). "7 Things We Learned About 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' From Marvel's 'Assembled' Documentary". /Film. Archived from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved June 17, 2021.

Notes

  1. ^ Each Assembled special is released following the conclusion of the associated series or release of the associated film.

External links

Original content from Wikipedia, shared with licence Creative Commons By-Sa - Marvel Studios: Assembled