Marvel Studios: Assembled is an anthology television docuseries of specials produced for the Disney+ streaming service. In Phase Four, each special explores behind-the-scenes of a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) television series or film with the creatives, covering the process of making each series or film.
In February 2021, the series was initially announced. Marvel Studios: Assembled debuted on March 12, 2021, with successive episodes following immediately after the end of a Disney+ series or the initial release of a film. It got good feedback for demonstrating how each project came together, especially in terms of technological elements and franchise linkage.
- TV Network: Disney+
- Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2021
- Genre: Documentary
- Executive producers: Kevin Feige , Brad Winderbaum , Louis D’Esposito , Victoria Alonso , Bradford Baruh , Jeff Redmond
- Country of origin: United States
- Language: English
- Production company: Marvel Studios
The series explores behind-the-scenes with the creatives of a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four television series or film, covering the process of developing each series or film.
Marvel Studios: Assembled was announced in February 2021 as a television documentary series of specials that will take viewers behind the scenes with an “in-depth study” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe television series and films in the franchise’s Phase Four slate of material. Each “making of” special follows the directors, actors, and crew members as they work on their projects, with rare on-set videos utilized to create the specials in the series.
Assembled was set to premiere on March 12, 2021, featuring a special for WandaVision (2021), as well as specials for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), the first season of Loki (2021), and Hawkeye (2021), as well as the film Black Widow (2021). Later that month, ahead of the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it was confirmed that the special will be released on April 30, 2021. The special for Loki, which premiered in June, was announced to be released on July 21, 2021. The first three specials premiered one week following the conclusion of each season.
Commentators compared Assembled to fellow Marvel Studios docuseries Marvel Studios: Legends, which is released before a series or film to help inform viewers about relevant events to that series or film, while /Film’s Hoai-Tran Bui and Ethan Anderton, as well as ComicBook.com’s Charlie Ridgley, noted the similarities to the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian documentary series for the Disney Channel. Assembled, according to Ridgley and Matt Miller of Game Informer, allows Marvel Studios to share greater insight into how their material is generated and address questions consumers may have about it. Assembled, according to GameSpot’s David Wolinsky, is a “promising follow-up” to Marvel’s Behind the Mask, a documentary series that revealed the inspiration behind Marvel’s comic book characters.
Marvel Studios: Assembled Episodes
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||“The Making of WandaVision ”||Bradford Baruh||Meghan Leon||March 12, 2021|
|2||“The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ”||Bradford Baruh||Meghan Leon||April 30, 2021|
|3||“The Making of Loki ”||Bradford Baruh||Meghan Leon||July 21, 2021|
Marvel Studios: Assembled Release
Marvel Studios: Assembled debuted on Disney+ on March 12, 2021. Following the end of a Disney+ series or the original release of a film, further specials are published.
Marvel Studios: Assembled Reaction
With the release of the WandaVision special, Anderton reflected on how Marvel Studios had transformed the MCU from the “largest episodic experiment ever,” according to series star Paul Bettany, into a “full-fledged success” with its interconnectedness, and how Assembled had allowed Marvel Studios to “dive into every aspect” of their upcoming productions, including the “spoiler-filled details.” Variety’s Elaine Low wrote that the WandaVision special was a “delightful deep dive” into the “huge size and breadth” of the visual effects and production design utilized in the episodes. The People’s Movies’ Lucas Pearce said the special was a “wonderful way to fill the gap” between the series’ end and the special by demonstrating how “it all came together.”
Anderton felt that the special for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was less compelling or enthralling than WandaVision, but he highlighted the technical aspects of that production that 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 costume. He singled out a single-take sequence with Daniel Brühl in character as Baron Helmut Zemo advertising a Sokovian clothing store called Suit-kovia for a “makeshift advertisement,” which was recorded at the Brass Monkey nightclub set that was utilized for the series’ Madripoor location.
Marvel Studios: Assembled Release Dates
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Also Known As (AKA)
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|Australia||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Brazil||Avante: Os Bastidores de Falcão e o Soldado Invernal|
|Canada (French title)||Marvel Studios Rassemblement: Le making-of de WandaVision|
|Colombia||Marvel Studios: Unidos|
|France||Marvel Studios Rassemblement|
|India (English title)||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|India (Hindi title)||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Indonesia||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Italy||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Mexico||Marvel Studios: Unidos|
|Poland||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Russia||Студия Marvel: Общий сбор|
|South Korea||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Spain||Marvel Studios: Reunidos|
|Turkey||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|Ukraine||Студія Marvel: Зібрані|
|Ukraine (alternative title)||Marvel Studios: Зібрані|
|UK||Marvel Studios: Assembled|
|USA||Marvel Studios: Assembled|