“The Marvels” Official Trailer Finds Captain Marvel Teaming Up to Fight Against Dar-Benn
The official trailer for director Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels has landed, and it reveals a whole new universe of trouble for Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). After taking on the despotic Kree in the original Captain Marvel and becoming arguably the most potent superhero in the entire Marvel universe, Captain Marvel has had quite a run. She’s been not only off-world, protecting the universe in far-off realms, but she’s had to return to Earth to help out the Avengers with a pesky problem that went by the name Thanos. It’s not easy being an intergalactic superhero.
Yet her troubles are about to multiply in The Marvels, thanks to a bout of superpower entanglement that occurs when Carol faces off against a Kree revolutionary named Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), who is committed to destroying everything she holds dear. Their first encounter ends up making it so Carol’s superpowers become entangled with two other people, a Jersey City super-fan named Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani, reprising her role after her Disney+ series), and her estranged niece, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris, reprising her role from WandaVision). Anytime one of our three superheroes uses their powers, they switch locations with each other. Now, Carol, Monica, and Kamala are going to have to figure out how to harness their bizarre trinity and band together to defeat Dar-Benn, whose powers are as immense as her desire to burn the universe to bits.
The trailer offers some telling bits of comedy and panache, the former is now a proper Marvel house style, and the latter seems all on account of the very talented DaCosta, a director who proved in the indie Little Woods (2018) and the gripping remake of Candyman (2021) that she has talent to spare. She directs from a script by WandaVision screenwriter Megan McDonnell, Loki screenwriter Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells.
Also on hand are Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury (currently starring in Secret Invasion on Disney+, alongside his Captain Marvel co-star Ben Mendelsohn as his Skrull buddy Talos), Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan, Park Seo-joon, Caroline Simonnet, and Jessica Zhou. The Marvels will be the first Marvel Studios film since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 bowed on May 5, as Marvel’s Phase 5 continues apace.
Check out the trailer below. The Marvels lands in theaters on November 10.
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Featured image: Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL.