Marvel has announced that they will turn some focus away from their cinematic universe so they can shine a light on our own.
“Marvel’s Hero Project” will be a new kind of reality TV show for Disney+. According to Marvel.com, “the 20-episode series shares the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities across the country.” This will be the first non-fiction, unscripted project attempted by Marvel News Media.
This is a series to celebrate the little differences that kids can do every day and which can inspire others to go out and do their own little part to make the world a better place. Series producer Sarah Amos was quoted saying “Anyone can watch this show and feel like they can go out and do something. It helps families talk about difficult issues.”
But what is probably the coolest part of this show, is that each young hero featured will be given their own Marvel comic book staring themselves as the hero. Producer Sana Amanat told panel attendees “They are truly Marvel superheroes now, and they deserve to be.”
One could argue that it is easy for kids to get caught up in the grandeur of the superheroes we see on the silver screen and forget that it is the little things that sometimes matter most and shows our true powers. “Taking the story of a normal kid who is living their life and now having them face these hurdles,” commented producer Stephen Wacker. “That’s what we do. We find out what all these kids’ powers are.”
This series is expected to launch on Tuesday, November 12th, with the launch of Disney+. Episodes will then be released weekly on Fridays, beginning on Friday, November 15th.
What do you think of Marvel’s Hero Project? What small acts of heroism do you hope to see shown in this first season? Let us know in the comments below!