Marvel releases new series MPower on Disney+

Marvel recently released its new four-episode series MPower on Disney+, and it's a show that puts the spotlight on the MCU's women heroes. 

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Marvel recently released its new four-episode series MPower on Disney+, and it’s a show that puts the spotlight on the MCU’s women heroes.

While the MCU can be seen as being dominated by male heroes, the franchise has introduced several female superheroes as well, including the likes of Captain Marvel, Shuri, Scarlet Witch (though hero is a bit debatable here), and more. Now, this new series is putting the spotlight on the women of the MCU.

Specifically, the show serves as an exploration of the women of the MCU, including behind-the-scenes look at filming as well as deep dives on the characters.

The series’ four episodes feature the following heroes and are described as:

  • MPOWER—THE WOMEN OF BLACK PANTHER invites viewers back to Wakanda, where the women are the backbone of the world’s most powerful nation. Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Ayo (Florence Kasumba) and Shuri (Letitia Wright) are as unbreakable as vibranium, and this episode of “MPower” dives into their roots in the original comics, how the performances were influenced by the actors’ own lived experiences and how the spirit of Africa and black excellence shaped every aspect of the films.
  • MPOWER—CAPTAIN MARVEL journeys with one of the MCU’s most powerful Superheroes, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)—seen through the eyes of those who helped bring her to life. Through animation and never-before-seen footage, viewers will gain a new sense of the transformation from Carol Danvers to Captain Marvel, the women who look up to her—Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani)—and how the teams behind and in front of the camera helped bring it all together.
  • MPOWER—SCARLET WITCH celebrates Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings)—plus the creative forces behind the Scarlet Witch’s iconic journey. The hero with undeniable power and a tragic backstory has withstood insurmountable odds reaching back to her childhood in Sokovia, through her years flourishing as an Avenger, and of course, her ascension to self-realization as the Scarlet Witch.
  • MPOWER—GAMORA explores the evolution of the captivating character, Gamora (Zoë Saldaña), from her days as an assassin to life among the Guardians of the Galaxy. As the backbone of the team of misfits, Gamora is forced to reevaluate what family means to her and address her dysfunctional relationship with her sister, Nebula (Karen Gillan). Vets of the “Guardians” movies weigh in on the plight of Gamora and how she is brought to life in an emotional and dynamic way.

MPower by Marvel is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.