A one-hour television special about the Marvel Cinematic Universe will air March 18 at 8 pm ET on ABC.
Marvel has announced a new television special about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will air at 8 pm ET on Tuesday, March 18 on ABC. The one-hour special will include interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from Marvel Studios. The special will include footage from all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and the Marvel One-Shots. Marvel One-Shots are direct-to-video shorts included as special features on Blu-ray and digital releases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will also debut some sneak peeks at upcoming films. New footage will be aired from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In the announcement, Marvel says, "In this exclusive primetime documentary special, audiences will be taken further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than ever before, offering viewers a front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television." The special promises to walk viewers through the existing Cinematic Universe as well as hinting at its future.
The next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The second film starring Captain America, The Winter Soldier arrives in theatres on April 4. Guardians of the Galaxy is set to bring its eclectic team of super heroes to the big screen on August 1. Directed by James Gunn, the team of galactic misfits got its first trailer on February 19. The Avengers: Age of Ultron won't be released until May 1, 2015. The Avengers sequel will star James Spader as Ultron. Director and writer Joss Whedon has said that the villain will differ from his comic book origins. An Ant-Man film starring Paul Rudd is set for July 17, 2015, and a later film starring Black Widow is also in the works.