Marvel's Behind the Mask Offers a Look at The MU's Secret Identities

Characters such as Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and others across the Marvel Universe have gained huge popularity through their adventures on big and small screens over the years. Bur ask yourself: what do I really know about these characters? Well, thanks to the upcoming Marvel Entertainment and Disney+ documentary special Marvel's Behind the Mask, viewers will get to learn the "secret origins" of their favorite and the impact they've had on pop culture, media, and more. Set to premiere on February 12, the special will explore the power of identity behind some of the world's most iconic superheroes going today.

Here's a look at the official key art for the documentary special Marvel's Behind the Mask, followed by an official overview:

Marvel: Behind the Mask is coming to Disney+. (Image: Marvel Studios)
Marvel: Behind the Mask is coming to Disney+. (Image: Marvel Studios)

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.

Produced by Marvel New Media in conjunction with Tarmac Creative, Disney+ and Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Behind the Mask is directed by Michael Jacobs and produced by Chris Gary and Ryan Simon for Tarmac Creative and Strike Anywhere. Joe Quesada, Shane Rahmani, Stephen Wacker, John Cerilli, Harry Go, and Sarah Amos serve as executive producers for Marvel. The documentary special is set to premiere on the streaming service starting Friday, February 12.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.