The Nacelle Company and Vice TV’s Icons Unearthed: Marvel continues the Icons Unearthed series with a deep dive into the biggest film phenomenon of the modern era. The series begins with the origins of the Marvel comic book company and the surprising twists and turns that brought it to the brink of 2008’s Iron Man, chronicling key moments that have since shaped the MCU. Icons Unearthed: Marvel also benefits from interviews with a number of key players, including the former head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, Phil Coulson actor Clark Gregg, and Hulk icon Lou Ferrigno.
Icons Unearthed: Marvel was directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, who founded The Nacelle Company. Volk-Weiss is behind a number of other well-known deep dive shows, including the other Icons Unearthed seasons (such as one exploring the Fast and Furious franchise), and the Netflix docuseries The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us. Icons Unearthed: Marvel is one of the first documentary productions to explore the MCU, and thanks to the huge nature of Marvel’s film empire, boasts two more episodes than previous Icons Unearthed seasons. Volk-Weiss spoke with Screen Rant about his MCU takeaways and what he learned from creating Icons Unearthed: Marvel.
Note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.