Monica, Carol, and Kamala with powers. Image: Marvel Entertainment.

Clear Your Calendar, Because ‘The Marvels’ Now Has an Official Release Date

The trio's whereabouts leave us little clues as to what might happen

At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel announced updates for Phase 5. That included the release date for the next big ensemble film, which is the first major one that’s not an Avengers movie: The Marvels. Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film will star returning talent like Brie Larson (Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel), Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau). Park Seo-joon (Parasite) and Zawe Aston (Mr. Malcolm’s List) are also attached to the film.

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Unlike that uncooked girl power moment in Avengers: Endgame, The Marvels feels very exciting, because each leading lady has some character development in the Marvel Cinematic Universe already. Albeit very, very late into the MCU, Carol had her solo film (Captain Marvel). On Disney+, we saw Monica gain her powers in WandaVision and Kamala go from super fan to superheroine (but also still a super fan) in Ms. Marvel.

What’s the release date for The Marvels?

Pending any more potential delays, The Marvels will come to theaters on November 11, 2023. There’s some fear that this new release date, which is also Veteran’s Day, will be utilized by Disney as some sort of collaboration for U.S. propaganda or enlistment advertisements. This is fairly common with Marvel movies and Hollywood as a whole. However, Captain Carol Marvel and Monica Rambeau have a special relationship with the government. Carol is a former pilot for the Air Force, and Monica is affiliated with S.W.O.R.D., which is basically Space Force of the MCU at this point.

The trio’s whereabouts leave us little clues as to what might happen. In a post-credits scene at the end of Ms. Marvel, after Kamala’s bands started to glow strangely, she ricocheted through her bedroom closet door, and Carol Danvers emerged. We know it wasn’t Kamala turning into Carol, because Carol looked super weirded out to see so many images of herself in a room.

While we saw Monica’s mother, Maria Rambeau (played by Lashana Lynch), as Earth-838 Captain Marvel for Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Monica herself has been missing in action since she went rogue from S.W.O.R.D. in WandaVision. There’s no solo story between now and The Marvels for her, but Monica could easily appear in a project before November 2023. Disney+’s Secret Invasion would make the most sense, because there are so many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that would know of her (like Nick Fury). However, due to her cosmic powers, a post-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could work, too.

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Where is the trailer for The Marvels?

For fans of the MCU, waiting for trailers isn’t exactly a new thing and well, that’s what is happening here. Fans thought that the Super Bowl could have been our time to shine, but the reality is that there are still two movies coming out for the MCU prior to The Marvels, so I don’t think we’ll see it anytime soon. First up, we have Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Who is in the cast of The Marvels and who are their characters?

Right now, here’s who we know is in the movie: Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. There is speculation who else will be included, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury should also be there. Other than that, there is a lot of cast we don’t know yet. It’s going to be exciting to see what the movie is going to bring to the lore of Carol, Kamala, and Monica.

Until we know more, we can just be excited about what the future of The Marvels has in store for us!

Originally published July 14, 2022.

(featured image: Marvel Entertainment)

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