Capt. Marvel’s Mckenna Grace Joins JUST BEYOND
According to a report from Deadline, the Disney+ anthology Just Beyond has added someone else to its cast: Mckenna Grace, who played a young Carol Danvers in 2019’s Captain Marvel.
Just Beyond is a genre anthology series, meaning each episode will tell its own standalone story full of fresh, spooky thrills.
The concept of anthology television is imported from other mediums, such as comic books, and this type of show may be familiar to you through classics like The Twilight Zone, which is cited by writer Seth Graham-Smith (The LEGO Batman Movie) as an inspiration for the 8-episode series in this press release from BOOM! Studios, the publisher of the comic on which the series is based.
Even if you aren’t familiar with any genre anthology TV shows, maybe you’ve encountered an anthology in comic form. In fact, you can pick up a brand-new Marvel Comics anthology from your local comic shop today if you like Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1!
The Just Beyond comic series is written by middle-grade horror legend R.L. Stine, and is illustrated by twin sibling team Kelly & Nichole Matthews. So far, there four entires in the series: The Scare School, The Horror at Happy Landings, Welcome to Beast Island, and Monstrosity.
Stine is a legend in the world of horror geared towards younger readers, but were you aware of his history with Marvel Comics?
In 2017, he wrote a five-issue Man-Thing series! The middle-grade spooktacular has art by German Peralta, color by Rachelle Rosenberg, and letters by Travis Lanham, and we can promise you that you won’t see this series coming.
On top of the unexpected, multi-dimensional excitement that comes along with any Man-Thing series, each issue includes a short horror comic by Stine (featuring a rotating cast of artists) in the back material! And you can read all five issues now on Marvel Unlimited!
And yet that isn’t the only relevant connection Stine has for this project, thanks to the fact that from October 1997 to November 1998, Stine’s most famous creation, Goosebumps, had a spine-tingling performance, The Goosebumps HorrorLand Fright Show, each and every day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (which was then called “Disney’s MGM Studios”) in Walt Disney World.
The sinister characters (including Slappy and Stine himself) appeared in the 1997 broadcast “A Magical Walt Disney World Christmas” in a few scenes, which you can watch above if you’re in the mood for something spooky!
Mckenna Grace Coming to Disney+
When the Just Beyond anthology arrives on Disney+, the characters who star in each episode will have to face all manner of supernatural phenomena. Will you be going along for the ride? Marvel Blog wants to hear from you!