‘The Marvels’ Director Teases the Sisterly Relationship Between the Main Characters

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It’s interesting how we’re only getting team-up movies from Marvel this year. Ant-Man, the Wasp and Stature first teamed up against Kang in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ Guardians of the Galaxy teamed up one last time, at least in this lineup, in their third standalone movie, and this November, Captain Marvel will team up with Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan to form MCU’s newest team — ‘The Marvels.’

While it’s primarily a sequel to 2019’s ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘The Marvels’ is also a follow-up to the events of ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Ms. Marvel’ series, in which Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan first debuted in the franchise, respectively. The movie will also see the return of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who returns after a short while since the ‘Secret Invasion’ series, while Zawe Ashton is set to debut as Dar-Benn, the movie’s main villainess.

‘The Marvels’ director opens up about the relationship between the three main characters!

The 33rd movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to open in theaters in November, and although the actors are prohibited from doing interviews and promotional work for the movie ahead of the release, the movie’s director and co-writer Nia DaCosta is able to offer us some teases.

For the newest issue of Empire Magazine, DaCosta commented on the sisterly relationship between the three main characters. Here’s what she had to say about it.

“I thought it would be cool to map an estranged family history and sister story onto them. Carol’s the oldest, the prodigal, then there’s the middle sister Monica, who Carol knew as a kid and promised she’d come back [to] but then never did. All the switching stuff is great, but the thing I actually care about is how these two reconcile.

Kamala is the youngest, who hasn’t had the experience of living with this older sister but idolises her. Carol’s a bit jaded at the beginning of the film [but] Kamala reminds her how amazing she is. Now she’s going into space and dealing with crazy space emperors, but the thing I love about Kamala is her belief in people and family. Even in the midst of being around Captain Marvel and out of her depth, she’s preserved her strength.”

Nia DaCosta for Empire Magazine


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Brie Larson debuted in the original ‘Captain Marvel’ movie in 2019, only two months before her second appearance in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ After that, she appeared briefly in the mid-credit scene of 2021’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and in the last scene of the ‘Ms. Marvel’ series, which leads directly into the events of ‘The Marvels.’

It’s unknown what Marvel Studios prepared for Captain Marvel and her teammates in this movie, but it’s going to be interesting to see what ‘The Marvels’ means for the future while the studio is building the stage for the next crossover event. All three main characters are still fresh faces in the franchise, so we definitely expect to see “The Marvels will return” text after the post-credit scene. After that, who knows what awaits us and them?

The original ‘Captain Marvel’ movie was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The movie grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide and gathered positive reviews from critics, although a bit mixed reviews from the audience. Nia DaCosta directed the sequel from a screenplay she co-wrote with Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik.

‘The Marvels’ is scheduled to be released on November 10, 2023.

What are you expecting from ‘The Marvels’? Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.

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