The Marvels, aka Captain Marvel 2, is coming a lot later than expected. Maybe this will give Marvel Studios time to get the CGI perfect.
Brie Larson’s next superhero adventure is a ways away, and the second of two upcoming Marvel movies this year. However, Captain Marvel has become a key player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this show will tie into not one but two of Marvel's TV shows.
And at D23, we learned a little more about who's in The Marvels, and how it connects to the Ms. Marvel finale ending.
Here’s everything we know so far about The Marvels (fka Captain Marvel 2), including its release date, cast and, yes, that Wolverine rumor.
Latest The Marvels news (updated April 11)
- The Marvels teaser trailer is here!
- The Marvels' release date has been pushed to Nov. 9, 2023 — it used to be on July 28, 2023.
- The Marvels plot is based around our three heroes switching locations when they use their powers.
The Marvels teaser trailer
The first The Marvels teaser trailer is here, and it's excellent. Watch the above Beastie Boys-soundtracked clip, to see Captain Marvel finally kicking butt alongside Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan.
The Marvels release date postponed
Marvel Studios delayed The Marvels release until November 9, 2023.
It was previously set for July 28, 2023.
The Marvels poster
The Marvels poster, published on Twitter, revealed the new later release date.
The Marvels filming and production speculation
According to Production Weekly, via ComicBook.com, The Marvels was set to start production in May 2021. No set leaks have emerged yet.
The filming hasn't started yet, though. No word has officially emerged yet about when, but star Brie Larson explained on her YouTube channel that she will stop making videos as her film career is revving back up yet.
The Marvels director
Director Nia DaCosta (Candyman remake, LIttle Woods) told EW that Marvel is giving her a lot of creative freedom: "It's amazing ... [It's] more [freedom] than I've had on anything. It's great because we're all just comic-book nerds who want to make a great comic-book movie."
The Marvels cast
We have three big known roles in the cast for The Marvels. Of course, Brie Larson will reprise her role as the half-Kree, half-human intergalactic ass-kicker Carol Danvers.
WandaVision fans will recognize Teyonah Parris who played Monica Rambeau in WandaVision, and is also set to appear. In an Instagram Reels post, Parris showed off some of her training regimen to get fighting-fit. She didn't specify that this was for The Marvels, but it seems very related.
The third member of The Marvels family will be Iman Vellani, who stars as Ms. Marvel in the Disney Plus series of the same name.
At D23, we got confirmation that Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury. Kamala Khan's family is also here, but we're not sure which members will be included. We hope to see at least Zenobia Shroff (Muneeba Khan, Kamala's mother), Mohan Kapur (Yusuf Khan, Kamala's father) and Saagar Shaikh (Amir Khan, Kamala's older brother).
On June 15, news broke of the next actor to join The Marvels cast. According to Cosmopolitan (which translated Korean media outlet Star News), actor Park Seo Joon (Itaewon Class) is joining the cast in a to-be-announced role. There was no official confirmation from Marvel or the representation from the actor.
Rumors have also speculated that Henry Cavill (yes, Superman and The Witcher himself) will make an appearance in Captain Marvel 2 as none other than X-Men icon Wolverine. This incredibly sketchy rumor originated on a site called The Digital Weekly, which doesn’t seem to be citing any credible sources.
However, speculation around Henry Cavill entering the MCU as Wolverine isn’t completely crazy. The Man of Steel star was rumored to be in talks with Marvel for a possible MCU role back in 2019. We already know that the X-Men are coming into the MCU, and that Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige wants to bring mutants into the fold in a way that’s “quite different,” according to an interview with IGN. So what better way to do that than dropping the X-Men’s most iconic character into a Captain Marvel film, played by one of the hottest actors out there?
The Marvels trailer speculation
No, there is no Captain Marvel 2 trailer yet. Considering where things stand for the release date and production, we don't expect to get anything until late 2021/early 2022.
That said, we do have the clip where Marvel revealed the film's official title is "The Marvels."
The Marvels plot
Warning: Spoilers for a whole bunch of Marvel Cinematic Universe films follow.
The first Captain Marvel film took place in the 90’s, and ended with Danvers defeating her former mentor Yon-Rogg before helping the stranded Skrull race find a new home. We later saw Danvers in the present day in Avengers: Endgame, during which she helped the Avengers defeat Thanos in the pivotal Battle of Earth. The post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed that Nick Fury has been secretly working with the Skrulls in outer space, perhaps protecting against intergalactic threats as part of what many comic book fans expect to be S.W.O.R.D. (essentially the space version of S.H.I.E.L.D).
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The big question, then, is whether Captain Marvel 2 will bring things to the present day, or explore an in-between era like Wonder Woman 1984 is. We could see a film that shows what Danvers was up to around the galaxy while The Avengers were just getting started. Or, Captain Marvel 2 could focus on the present day, potentially assembling a new team of superheroes now that Iron Man and Captain America are out of the picture.
In 2019, Brie Larson herself said she wanted Kamala Khan, aka the present-day Ms. Marvel, to appear in Captain Marvel 2. And now that's happening, so we could easily see The Marvels give Danvers a mentor role for Khan.
Then, the Ms. Marvel finale ended with Kamala and Carol switching locations seemingly randomly. A report from D23 suggests that the plot of The Marvels will revolve around Carol, Monica and Kamala changing locations with each other whenever they use their powers.