Marvel, ESPN prep 'Origins' sports hero doc series

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 02 July 2015

Marvel Entertainment and ESPN Films are premiering 1 of 1 Origins on 10 July, the short film series that gives viewers a unique look at some of the world's most successful athletes by mixing the non-fiction style of ESPN Films with original Marvel art, design and creative animation.

All eight films will have a television premiere and will also be released on the ESPN 30 for 30 Facebook page the same day.

Each short film focuses on a single athlete, all of whom have, like all Marvel Super Heroes, a defining story of the origin of their powers in their ascent to greatness in their sport.

The series kicks off with a film on Colin Kaepernick that will be shown during the 10 July episode of His & Hers that will be telecast from San Diego Comic-Con with Jemele Hill and Michael Smith at 2pm ET on ESPN2. The remaining 1 of 1 Origins short films will launch across various ESPN programs including SportsCenter and coverage of the Home Run Derby and British Open. They will also be accessible digitally on 30 for 30's Facebook page and on

US soccer champ Brandi Chastain, major league baseball player Bryce Harper, NBA legend Dwight Howard, snowboarding star Amy Purdy, PGA super star Phil Mickelson, star race car driver Danica Patrick and skateboarder Tony Hawk will also be profiled.