Tales to Astonish Civil War

Over the years, Marvel Studios has given us a ’40s war movie (Captain America: The First Avenger), an otherworldly fantasy-adventure (Thor), and a political thriller (Captain America: The First Avenger). Now one of their newest projects expands Marvel’s horizons even further, into the realm of documentary. Tales to Astonish is a short-form documentary series that examines the context of Marvel’s most famous recent tales.

The first episode, directed by Eric Drath, centers on the Civil War mega-crossover event of the mid-aughts. While the events depicted in it — Captain America and Iron Man squaring off over the Superhero Registration Act — are entirely fictional, they paralleled real-world events like the Patriot Act. Watch the first Tales to Astonish trailer after the jump.

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Marco Grob - Tom Hiddleston

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