“The Marvels” Teaser Tracks the Evolution of Captain Marvel
Renegade. Hero. Avenger.
This is how Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) describes Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, arguably the most potent superhero who ever fought alongside the Avengers (sorry, Thor) in this new The Marvels teaser.
“Captain Marvel is one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe,” says Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. “One of the highlights of my career was introducing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.”
The teaser then lets Captain Marvel herself speak about what it was like stepping into this iconic role. “Trying on the Captain Marvel suit for the first time was the most surreal experience of my life,” says Brie Larson. “I remember feeling this jolt in my heart. It had given me the most dynamic character that I’d ever had the chance to play. I want to bring the full scope of what Captain Marvel can be.”
“Carol helps me discover things about myself,” says Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson. “Nick helps her discover who she is.”
“I’m excited for fans to see Captain Marvel do something so different from anything she’s done before,” says The Marvels co-writer and director Nia DaCosta.
DaCosta’s The Marvels takes Captain Marvel, usually a lone operator keeping the universe safe and dropping in on Earth when needed, and puts her in a predicament that will require her to form a team. It’s not a choice Carol is really dying to make. Or, perhaps to put it more succinctly, it’s a choice Carol has to make if she wants to keep from dying, as well as protect all the other people in harm’s way.
The new film finds Carol Danvers becoming cosmically entangled with her estranged niece, S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Harris), who was just a young girl who looked up to Carol in the original Captain Marvel and then appeared (as played by Harris) in WandaVision, and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani, reprising her role from Disney+’s Ms. Marvel) a young girl from Jersey City who has gone from idolizing Captain Marvel to being her (very young) contemporary. When a cosmic mishap involving an anomalous wormhole that Carol was exploring conjoins these three superpowered women into a bizarre temporal trap (when one uses their powers, they switch places with another), things get complicated. The new team will need to learn how to harness their unique situation to take on a Kree revolutionary named Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), who has a bone to pick with Captain Marvel and the power, and the rage, to bring down everything Carol holds dear.
On the scene in The Marvels is, of course, Carol’s old pal Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The cast also includes Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Saagar Shaikh, Mohan Kapur, Jessica Zhou, and Caroline Simonnet.
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.