Marvel Announces "Astonishes" Documentary Series
Jay Cochran - March 10, 2014
Announced this year at SXSW’14, Marvel's Tales to Astonish Film Series offers a deep dive into Marvel’s characters, comic series and storylines featuring interviews and commentary from creators closest to the material to major talent and thinkers inspired by it and it all begins with an original, live-action, 13-minute documentary short - Marvel's Tales to Astonish: "Civil War".
In 2006, the breakout comic series, "Civil War" created a schism in the Marvel Universe pitting two of its greatest heroes, Iron Man and Captain America, against each other at the crossroads of identity, security and what it means to be a hero. Iron Man would ultimately prevail, but left in the dust of this great battle would be bigger questions of civil liberties, freedom and the responsibilities that go along with great power.
John Cerilli, VP, Content & Programming Digital Media tells Marvel, “When we started making this first Tales to Astonish, we were focused on telling a great story about the underlying themes regarding privacy in Marvel’s Civil War -- the brilliant Marvel comic series that was published in 2006. In the middle of making this film, the NSA scandal broke and suddenly we realized just how prophetic Civil War was…and still is!”
Marvel's Tales to Astonish: "Civil War" is directed by Emmy award-winning writer, producer and director as well as founder of Live Star Entertainment, Eric Drath. Drath’s Live Star Entertainment has produced a multitude of network programming and documentaries, including "Assault in the Ring" (HBO), "Renee" (ESPN), and “Pete Rose Here Now" (ESPN).
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