New captivating stills from The Marvels have been unveiled, displaying the formidable might of Carol Danvers. She is set to join forces with Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau in a unique amalgamation of heroes. The Marvels is poised to carry forward the narrative threads from WandaVision, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion, intricately intertwining the characters and their abilities.
Zawe Ashton takes on the role of Dar-Benn, a Kree antagonist, representing a revived phase of the Kree Empire, which resurfaces from its ruins following a monumental clash with Captain Marvel.
It’s been a span of four years since Brie Larson’s introduction as the valiant Carol Danvers in 2019’s Captain Marvel, and now the much-awaited sequel, The Marvels, is set to arrive this year. The film, which achieved tremendous financial success, will see Danvers team up (albeit unwittingly) with Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau. In anticipation of its November 10 release, fresh visuals from the film have been unveiled, portraying the mightiest Avenger in all her fearsome glory (apologies, Thor).
Beyond merely advancing Danvers’ storyline, The Marvels will serve as a quasi-follow-up to the acclaimed Disney+ series WandaVision and Ms. Marvel, the platforms where Parris and Vellani made their initial appearances. It will also bridge with this year’s Secret Invasion, marking the return of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury to the big screen. The forthcoming movie will delve into a perplexing connection between the heroes, as they find themselves inexplicably swapping powers when utilizing them. The film will reunite Carol and Monica, who initially crossed paths in the former’s debut film when Monica was a child. Nevertheless, with Carol off-world due to her best friend’s, Maria, passing, unresolved tensions might linger within the S.W.O.R.D. agent.
The trio’s opposition will arise in the form of Zawe Ashton’s portrayal of Dar-Benn, a Kree adversary. Mary Livanos, the executive producer, elucidated to Total Film that Dar-Benn signifies a fresh era for the Kree Empire, following a significant historic clash with Captain Marvel. Thus, Dar-Benn emerges from the ashes of the Kree Empire’s downfall. Steering the creative direction is director Nia DaCosta, previously known for helming the 2021 horror sequel Candyman, making her Marvel’s inaugural Black female director. Overseeing the production are studio head Kevin Feige, along with executive producers Matthew Jenkins and Livanos. The screenplay is penned by Megan McDonnell, formerly a staff writer on WandaVision, while Laura Karpman is credited with composing the film’s score, having also contributed to Ms. Marvel and What If…?
Snapshot via Marvel Studios
Can The Marvels Recapture the Enchantment of Captain Marvel?
Upon its release in 2019, Captain Marvel benefited from its strategic positioning between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, capitalizing on the zenith of public interest in the MCU. This advantageous placement played a role in the film’s remarkable box office earnings of $1.131 billion. However, the landscape has shifted since 2019, with concerns of “superhero fatigue” pervading discussions, accentuated by the lukewarm reception of Secret Invasion, a recent setback to Marvel’s once-unchallenged standing. In light of these circumstances, only time will reveal if The Marvels can ascend to the same pinnacles as its forerunner.
The Marvels will hit theaters on November 10. Take a look at the new stills and the film’s trailer below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Superhero Ensemble
What is “The Marvels” about?
“The Marvels” is a sequel film that brings together powerful superheroes like Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau. They join forces against a resurgent Kree threat, showcasing their abilities and creating an interconnected storyline.
How does “The Marvels” connect to other Marvel content?
“The Marvels” serves as a quasi-sequel to Disney+ shows like WandaVision and Ms. Marvel. It also ties into this year’s Secret Invasion, featuring Nick Fury’s return. The heroes’ intertwined powers add depth to the shared universe.
Who are the main characters in “The Marvels”?
The film focuses on Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), and Monica Rambeau. They team up to face off against the Kree antagonist, Dar-Benn, played by Zawe Ashton.
When is “The Marvels” set to release?
“The Marvels” is scheduled to hit theaters on November 10.
Can “The Marvels” replicate the success of “Captain Marvel”?
While “Captain Marvel” capitalized on its release timing, “The Marvels” arrives in a different landscape with concerns about superhero fatigue. Whether it can match its predecessor’s success remains to be seen.
More about Superhero Ensemble
- The Marvels Official Trailer
- Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel
- Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan
- Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau
- Zawe Ashton as Dar-Benn
- WandaVision Disney+ Series
- Ms. Marvel Disney+ Series
- Secret Invasion Marvel Series
- Nia DaCosta, Director
- Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios Head
- Megan McDonnell, Screenwriter
- Laura Karpman, Composer
- Marvel Cinematic Universe