The Marvels: Release date, cast, plot & more
There’s no I in team – or in The Marvels. Here’s everything we know about the next MCU movie, including its release date, trailer, cast, plot, and more.
The sequel to Captain Marvel’s first solo outing is set to arrive in theatres this year. Actor Brie Larson has appeared as Carol Danvers in multiple other MCU projects since her debut, most notably in Avengers: Endgame.
However, her next adventure is set to be a cosmic one and will likely expand on the Skrull popularity introduced in the first film and continued in the Secret Invasion TV series.
Not only that, but we’re set to see many more familiar faces who will join Danvers on her mission. So, without further ado, here are all the details we know so far about the upcoming The Marvels.
The Marvels release date
The first poster for The Marvels has confirmed that the movie will release on November 10, 2023.
The film was originally set to release in theatres on July 28, 2023, but it was delayed.
While the film was originally set to come out a year earlier, it was then pushed back to February 17, 2023. From there, it swapped release dates with Ant Man: Quantumania, and is now releasing later this year.
The sequel to the 2019 Captain Marvel film was first announced back in January 2020.
The Marvels cast: Who’s in it?
Of course, Brie Larson returns as Captain Marvel herself. However, she will be joined by Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau who first appeared in WandaVision.
After being affected by Wanda’s powers, Monica Rambeau was teased to have some sort of cosmic abilities. This idea is likely to be explored further in the movie. The upcoming film will also introduce Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan into the greater MCU. After winning over the hearts of fans in her Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan is set to have a big role in The Marvels.
Other than these confirmed cast members, we’ve got the return of Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury with Captain Marvel.
We’ll also be seeing the MCU debut of Parasite star Park Seo-joon, who fans believe might be playing Yan, the Prince of Aladna – although this is yet to be confirmed. However, executive producer Mary Livanos told Entertainment Weekly in July that he will play an “ally to Carol.”
As for behind the camera, there are four writers behind the sequel’s script: WandaVision’s Megan McDonnell, the film’s director Nia DaCosta, Loki’s Elissa Karasik, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s Zeb Wells.
The Marvels plot: What’s it about?
An official synopsis has been released about the upcoming The Marvels film.
It states: “Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe.
“When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan, Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as ‘The Marvels.'”
In a new teaser clip – which you can catch below – Brie Larson also teased that Carol Danvers will have to deal with “what it means to be a leader.”
Furthermore, the biggest indication as to what the film will focus on is actually thanks to the final scene of the Ms. Marvel TV series.
At the very final moments of the show, the bangle Kamala Khan wears – and seemingly gets her powers from – begins to glow brightly before she is shot backward into a pile of clothes. Instead of Khan emerging from the pile, it is revealed to be Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers sporting a very confused look on her face when she realizes her surroundings.
With WandaVision teasing that Monica Rambeau is upset that Carol Danvers wasn’t around more to help look over her mother, Maria Rambeau, their relationship is likely to be a source of tension and narrative focus in this sequel.
The Marvels trailers
The first teaser trailer for The Marvels dropped on April 11, 2023 – you can watch it below:
A second trailer soon followed on July 20, giving fans another extended look at the trio team-up set to cross the cosmos later this year.
The latest trailer dropped on October 11, giving fans final glimpses of the new movie. Check it out below:
Another TV spot that dropped actually revealed an interesting nugget at the end, namely that Carol will “call for help” from some Asgardian! You can see the final trailer below.
In yet another TV spot, though, fans were thrown for a loop as Monica reveals that there is another universe bleeding into the MCU. This confirms theories that the multiverse will play a large part in The Marvels, potentially as a set-up for Deadpool 3 and The Kang Dynasty.
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