Last summer, a French film crew came to New York to interview me for TV documentary about the History of Marvel over the last 15 years. We shot the interview over at Forbidden Planet and had a blast.
Marvel Renaissance: How The Superheroes Have Conquered Hollywood tells the story of how Marvel, after its bankruptcy in late 1996, conquered Hollywood and how its properties changed forever the face of the entertainment industry. The movie is not only about the Marvel mutation: it is also about the superpower of cultural properties and their impact on the entertainment industry over the last 10 years.
Produced by Empreinte Digitale for French Channel Canal+ and directed by Philippe Guedj and Philippe Roure, the documentary take a look at this “super decade” and what is really at stakes behind the rise of Marvel, until its fusion with Disney in 2009.
The documentary consist of two parts: the bankruptcy years/recovery years and the Marvel strategy since 2006.
We embedded the trailer below for Marvel Renaissance. The trailer features Comic book writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Mark Millar, and Deadline.com’s Dominic Patten with the finger point! You can check me out 32 seconds into the trailer. So let us know you think in the comments below. You best keep the comments clean or face the lifetime banhammer. I had a fanboy moment when I watched the trailer because I was a big fan of Mark Waid’s Captain America run back in the 90s when I was in college. Now we are both in the same documentary. Both surreal and cool.
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Marvel Renaissance: How The Superheroes Have Conquered Hollywood airs on Canal + on March 7th.
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