EVER SINCE DISNEY announced its forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, there's been a question in the back of comic book fans' minds: What about Marvel? There's been talk of standalone shows for Loki, Wanda Maximoff, and Hawkeye; an animated series based on the Marvel's What If…? comics is also in the works. Yet, those shows are still expected to be a year or two away. Today, Marvel is finally revealing one of the shows that'll arrive when the Disney+ service launches: Storyboards.
Unlike the Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian or Falcon & Winter Soldier, which builds on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Storyboards isn't an episodic extension of an existing franchise. Instead, the series—which will launch on Disney+ in 2020—pairs up Marvel Entertainment's chief creative officer Joe Quesada with some very visionary people to find out how they do their best work. "A comparison that everyone knows is Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," Quesada says. "We go on locations, but instead of food or culture being the focus, the focus is a guest, the way they tell stories, and their story."
Storyboards will feature about a dozen episodes in its first season, each 10 to 15 minutes in length. The guests are wide and varied, including Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman (on the debut episode), Book of Mormon and Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez, Teen Vogue executive editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir.