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Marvel Studios to Launch New ‘Marvel Spotlight’ Banner With ‘Echo’ Series

Marvel Spotlight

This weekend, it was revealed that Marvel Studios will be launching a new subcategory of film/tv productions that will fall under the new “Marvel Spotlight” banner.

The Details

The Marvel Spotlight will focus on stories and categories that don’t necessarily tie-in to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) of The Avengers or Fantastic Four.

Marvel Spotlight is rooted in Marvel Comics’ 85-year publishing history, as it was an anthology comic book series first introduced in 1971.

It was also the origin of beloved Marvel characters like Ghost Rider and Spider-Woman.

The new banner was first revealed this past weekend during a screening of the “Echo” series’ first two episodes, which was held at The District at Choctaw Casinos & Resorts in Durant, OK. as part of a larger Choctaw Day celebration.

Marvel Echo

Marvel Studios’ Head of Streaming Brad Winderbaum explained what it is at the screening, “Marvel Spotlight gives us a platform to bring more grounded, character-driven stories to the screen, and in the case of ‘Echo,’ focusing on street-level stakes over larger MCU continuity.

“Just like comics fans didn’t need to read Avengers or Fantastic Four to enjoy a Ghost Rider Spotlight comic,” he added, “our audience doesn’t need to have seen other Marvel series to understand what’s happening in Maya’s story.”

New Intro

Productions that fall under this Marvel Spotlight banner will also have a short new intro, with a score composed by frequent Disney collaborator Michael Giacchino. This intro will first play in front of “Echo” when it debuts on Disney+ and Hulu on January 10, 2024.