The Mandalorian is the shining star of Disney's new streaming service, but one of the most delightful surprises that came with it months after the first season concluded was Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. This is an eight-episode series that explored a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show in each episode through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.
Countless fun and interesting behind-the-scene images were released with the series, along with a plethora of information relating to the development of The Mandalorian. One of the most popular excerpts to make its way onto the internet from this docu-series was in the second episode when Dave Filoni talked about the lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Phantom Menace and its deeper meaning and themes.
Now, it seems like Marvel Studios may be developing its own documentary series revolving around its own shows.
Charles Murphy of Murphy's Multiverse reported that Marvel Studios has decided to produce a documentary series for WandaVision, done in the same vein as Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Murphy clarified that while he is unsure of the number of episodes this documentary series would have, he knows that Marvel Studios has filmed footage and interviews from various early episodes.
While I can’t speak to the episode count nor the content, I do know that Marvel Studios was filming behind the scenes footage and interviews for the series during production on WandaVision as early as during Episode 1, the 1950’s set “live studio audience” episode, and the episode in which I expect the dinner with the Hearts, seen in the first trailer, to appear
Murphy did not hear similar news of Marvel Studios producing other documentaries for the rest of their upcoming Disney+ shows.
WHAT THIS MEANS
As Charles Murphy speculates in his report, it's unlikely that this documentary series for WandaVision will be an exception for Marvel Studios, and that they will produce similar series for the rest of their shows. As Murphy explained originally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was meant to release before WandaVision, so it'd be quite odd for them to have not filmed any documentary footage for what would have been Marvel Studios' very first streaming series.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see who will be included in this docu-series for WandaVision, considering that, unlike The Mandalorian, this series only has one director and writer throughout: Matt Shakman and Jac Schaeffer, respectively. It would be hard to imagine this behind-the-scenes series just being the two of them talking to one another, so it could be possible that other producers or even actors could be included in any round table discussions.