Marvel animation had a giant week with the announcement of quite a few animated reveals coming to Disney+ over the following couple of years. We have Spider-Man: Freshman 12 months, Marvel Zombies, and new episodes for X-Males ’97 along with a second season of What If…?.
In gentle of all the brand new bulletins, Brad Graeber, the CEO and CCO at Powerhouse Animation Studio, the corporate behind the hit Castlevania sequence on Netflix together with many different animated reveals, shared an enchanting story a few mission that his studio had pitched to Marvel. It was referred to as Marvel period.
Because the identify alludes, Marvel Period would exist as an anthology sequence designed to rejoice the wealthy historical past of Marvel as the corporate approached its seventy fifth anniversary. The concept was to have every brief story episode happen in a distinct decade of Marvel historical past, and every episode’s artwork and animation can be impressed by that period.
Graeber shared an idea video that his studio offered and though this was throughout Powerhouse’s earlier days after they did not have lots of time or cash for spec initiatives, it is nonetheless extremely good trying. And it undoubtedly provides off What If…? vibes.
In 2012-2013, Powerhouse pitched a mission referred to as MARVEL ERA. The seventy fifth anniversary of Marvel was approaching in 2014 and the concept was brief tales for every decade of Marvel history- and to have every brief impressed by the artwork/animation of that “period.” (1/10) pic.twitter.com/sJJrv4rlnB
— Brad Graeber (@BradGraeber) November 14, 2021
Graeber revealed that he had wrote about 14 tough ideas for the sequence, together with a “40’s Captain America d-day story within the type of Fleischer studios, a Submariner U-boat story, a 60’s X-men story that featured a mutant who led a cult together with his powers.”
“There was additionally a really cinema 70’s Luke Cage and Iron Fist, an 80’s Punisher story that leaned into SCARFACE and MIAMI VICE, and a DEADPOOL story made based mostly on tacky 90s cartoons,” he continued.
Sadly, Marvel period by no means occurred. “Wasn’t meant to be and was most likely for one of the best,” Graeber concluded. “Studio politics have been sophisticated and we have been inexperienced. We ended up doing CASTLEVANIA ultimately as a substitute.”
In fact, anybody who has seen Castlevania on Netflix now acknowledges the unbelievable expertise at Powerhouse Animation Studios. We will assume Marvel period would’ve been an incredible sequence as effectively.