Marvel surprised fans when they released a hype video for their upcoming slate of Marvel Studios projects, and within it, not only did they announce the title for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but they also made a major change for the Captain Marvel sequel, making a drastic title change: The Marvels.
Of course, The Marvels refers to the three leading actors in Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. All of whose characters share a connection in the comics, something that Marvel Studios seems to be leaning into for the upcoming sequel—which is great.
The film even got a brand-new director in Nia DaCosta, taking over from Captain Marvel's Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Not much is known about the film's plot, or what fans can expect for Captain Marvel's next appearance, but the film already seems to be shaping up to be a fun ride.
Director Nia DaCosta got to share her excitement with Entertainment Weekly about working on the project, saying that everyone involved are "just comic-book nerds who want to make a great comic-book movie."
When talking with Entertainment Weekly, The Marvels Director Nia DaCosta was able to discuss how refreshing it is to be tackling a much lighter story with the Captain Marvel sequel, especially in relation to her most recent works such as the upcoming Candyman.
According to DaCosta, "It's a lot less traumatizing to work on for sure" yet still "deals with... sometimes sad things:"
"It's a lot less traumatizing to work on for sure...[laughs]... But this movie also deals with specific, personal, sometimes sad things. But no, it's been nice to work in a different world for sure."
DaCosta went on to praise the wide creative berth that she has been given, saying that "It's amazing," and that it's more freedom than she's had on anything else before.
"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."
BRIE LARSON'S RETURN
Not counting any potential surprise appearances, The Marvels will mark the first time that fans will have seen Brie Larson's Captain Marvel in the MCU since taking a head-butt from the Mad Titan himself. Maybe the film will even give a look at the many things she had to deal with during the Blip, seeing as she didn't seem to spend much time on Earth.
Though, if Ms. Marvel plans on retaining Kamala's admiration for the hero, which seems to be the case, then she must have spent some sort of time on Earth to be known by people. Monica certainly knows her, but their relationship seems rocky, something only teased at in WandaVision, something that The Marvels is certainly going to have to explain.
As for what actually brings these three heroes together, that is completely unknown. While it may be hard to wait around for more information, it's probably best to turn that attention to Ms. Marvel, the Disney+ show that is set to introduce the third member of The Marvels team. Hopefully, the show will do well, and in doing so, give a good jumpstart in momentum for the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel.