- The first trailer dropped on April 11.
- The Marvels release date was pushed.
- Brie Larson returns as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers.
It’s time to go even higher, even further, and even faster — together. The first teaser trailer for The Marvels was released on April 11 and shows Carol teaming up with Monica and Kamala. There’s action, laughs, and lots of cast in this first footage. There’s also a very brief glimpse of Zawe Ashton’s villain.
The highly-anticipated Captain Marvel sequel is coming soon to a theater near you, but the wait will be a little longer than expected. A new release date and the first poster were revealed in February 2023. The poster featured Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani with the tagline, “Higher. Further. Faster. Together.” So, when will be able to see The Marvels? From the release date to the cast, HollywoodLife has all the latest news on The Marvels.
The Marvels Release Date & Where To Watch
The new release date for The Marvels is November 10, 2023. On February 17, Marvel announced that The Marvels had been pushed back from July 28, 2023. The film had been previously scheduled to be released on July 8 and November 11, 2022. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sequel was pushed to a 2023 release date.
The Marvels will be released exclusively in theaters. All Marvel movies since Black Widow have had an exclusive theatrical release. The film will be made available on Disney+ at a later date.
Cast & Crew
Brie Larson will be back as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. She returns to the role after her debut as the iconic character in the 2019 film Captain Marvel. Brie has appeared as the character in other MCU films since Captain Marvel, including Avengers: Endgame and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but this will be her second stand-alone Marvel movie.
Brie will be joined by Teyonah Parris, who plays Monica Rambeau. The adult Monica was introduced in WandaVision. Monica is the daughter of Maria Rambeau, who was played by Lashana Lynch in Captain Marvel.
Iman Vellani will star in The Marvels as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, Marvel’s first onscreen Muslim superhero. Her casting was confirmed during Disney Investor Day 2020. She made her first appearance as the character in the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, which was released in 2022. The Marvels will pick up after the events of Ms. Marvel.
Zawe Ashton is playing the villain in The Marvels, according to Deadline. Her casting was announced in February 2021. The outlet reported that the character Zawe’s playing is unknown, but she is expected to “be the main villain.” Zawe previously starred alongside Marvel stars Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox in the Broadway production of Betrayal. Zawe and Tom recently welcomed their first child!
What Will The Marvels Be About?
The first trailer from D23 Expo shows Carol, Monica, and Kamala swapping places with each other through portals, which causes the trio to team up and figure out why that’s happening, according to IndieWire. The trailer was only shown to the audience and was not released online.
Brie chatted to the press at D23 Expo and was asked if she’ll continue playing Carol in future MCU projects. “I don’t know, I don’t know. Does anyone want me to do it again?” she told Variety with a shrug. “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t have the answer to that.” Brie was speaking about the sexist criticism she’s received from fans since she joined the MCU.
Fans were surprised that the film was named The Marvels instead of Captain Marvel 2, though it makes sense since the movie features Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the title change could reflect bigger plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Turns out, The Marvels is also a new comic book series and is a “blanket term to describe superpowered characters inside the Marvel Universe, with the series intended to span the past, present and future of the comic book continuity that got its start back in the late 1930s.” Whether this will be reflected in The Marvels movie remains to be seen.
The Marvels comic is a spinoff of a 1994 comic book series titled Marvels. The series is told from the point of view of photojournalist Phil Shelton and retold “major events” in the Marvel universe.
Director Nia DaCosta, who recently helmed the Candyman remake, did tease that The Marvels “deals with specific, personal, sometimes sad things.” She also noted that she’s had “more [freedom]” than anything else she’s worked on.
The movie will be a continuation of Ms. Marvel, so key elements from the Disney+ series will carry over into the film. Since Monica will play a major role in The Marvels, we’ll get to see her interactions with Carol after the death of Maria. Monica’s mother and Carol’s best friend died of cancer between the Snap and the Blip.
“Little Monica had a relationship with Carol Danvers, and we’ll get to see what happens with that relationship, and how or if, it brings them to the present,” Teyonah told Variety. She also added that The Marvels will give fans an “opportunity to further understand who this woman [Monica] is.”
The cast and crew teased The Marvels in a July 18 interview with Entertainment Weekly. Samuel L. Jackson explained how his character Nick Fury is involved in the events of the film. “He’s been calling her [Carol], and she’s off in galaxies far, far away. She’s like, ‘Fury, why are you calling me? I told you not to use this [number].’ He’s like, ‘You gave it to me, so I’m gonna use it. And I’m calling you because I need your help!’ ”
Teyonah said Carol and Monica “have to address the elephant in the room” regarding their relationship in the film. “Carol is such a huge part of Monica’s life in Captain Marvel. When we see her in WandaVision, you get a sense that she has not talked to Carol in a very long time,” Teyonah explained.
Zawe told EW that she asked her fiancé Tom Hiddleston, a.k.a Loki, for advice on playing a Marvel villain. “It led to some incredible conversations about his experience being part of this franchise for over a decade,” the actress shared. She added, “One of the main takeaways from our conversations was ‘What you put into Marvel, you get back.’ He said, ‘If you go into this with an open heart and a great work ethic and just want to provide an amazing experience for the fans, you’ll have an amazing experience on those sets.’ He really empowered me in that way.”
Captain Marvel 2 was first confirmed by Marvel Studios in July 2019 at San Diego Comic Con. Development on the sequel started in 2020. Filming back in August 2021 after numerous delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production took place at Pinewood Studios in England, Italy, and Los Angeles.
Prior to and during the filming of The Marvels, Brie has been hitting the gym to stay in shape. The Oscar winner announced in January 2021 that she had a home gym built to get ready for the sequel.
In September 2021, Brie posted a video of one of her workouts. “How many pieces of work out equipment does it take to become a super hero? All of them!” she captioned the post.
See you in a year, Carol. ✴️ pic.twitter.com/YkFYR6u1mj
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 18, 2022
A few months later in December 2021, Brie posted a photo of a pendant that combine the Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Photon logos into one. Her caption was simply the release date for The Marvels. Then, in February 2021, Brie posted a photo of her character’s on-set chair and wrote, “See you in a year, Carol.”