The Marvels is poised to bring back Brie Larson's Captain Marvel for another cosmic adventure alongside Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau.
Aside from the team-up, it is still unknown how The Marvels will fit in the Multiverse Saga puzzle. Despite that, the upcoming sequel is expected to address Ms. Marvel's post-credits scene where Carol Danvers ended up in Kamala's bedroom.
While marketing has yet to begin, the cast and crew have started to hype up its 2023 release.
The Marvels director Nia DaCosta recently teased that the MCU sequel will be “full comic book madness," while a Marvel Studios producer also unveiled that it “follows, like, how do these three people learn to become a team.”
Now, the first footage from the sequel has officially arrived at this year's D23 Expo.
Captain Marvel 2 Footage Description Teases Epic Team-Up
During Marvel Studios' presentation at the D23 Expo, the first official footage for The Marvels was revealed.
The trailer, via Popverse, unveiled that Kamala Khan actually swapped spots with Monica Rambeau in space instead of Carol Danvers. More footage also showed Rambeau telling the Khan family that the trio's "light-based powers are entangled."
"We’re getting a peek at The Marvels. We see Nick Fury talking to Captain Monica Rambeau, as she’s wearing an astronaut suit in space. She touches a space thing, and swaps spots with Kamala Khan. Rambeau tells the Khans “Our lightbased powers are entangled.” It looks like the movie will have a lighthearted comedic tone."
Meanwhile, Discussing Film shared that Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau "keep trading places with each other" whenever they use their powers. As a result, they must team up to fix their problem.
Screen Rant also posted an extended description of The Marvels trailer footage, confirming that, at one point, Carol also ends up in Pakistan:
"The footage begins on the Saber space station, where Monica is getting readings and is blasted out into space. Kamala floats toward Nick Fury while Monica ends up being attacked after landing on another planet while Carol finds herself appearing in Kamala's closet, as seen in the post-credits sequence of the Ms. Marvel finale. In the next clip, Monica and Fury arrive at Kamala's house where she tries showing her powers and ends up getting blasted away as well. After more location switching shenanigans that seem to end up with Carol in Pakistan, the trio is finally together, at which point Kamala asks if they are a team. They attempt a group chant that goes awry, arguing about whether to go on "3" or on "go" when being counted in."
Will The Marvels Address Kamala's Mutant Heritage?
Based on this footage description, it looks like The Marvels will explore the powers of the three main heroines while also revealing the connection between them. However, this still raises the question of whether or not the sequel will address Kamala Khan's confirmed mutant ties.
It's possible that The Marvels could throw in dialogue or a reference about Kamala being a mutant before fully exploring this plot point in Ms. Marvel Season 2. On the flip side, the MCU sequel could finally address this mutant connection, with it potentially revealing that the other two heroines have the same ties.
Meanwhile, the fact that The Marvels will have a "light-hearted comedic tone" is a promising development, and this could add another layer to Brie Larson's portrayal of the Marvel hero.
Given that this sequel marks the first time that the three heroines will meet, the chemistry among them will be a sight to see. The footage suggests that the trio will be acquainted with one another easily, thus leading to heartfelt comedic beats.
The Marvels is set to premiere in theaters on July 28, 2023.