The Marvels’ official teaser trailer and synopsis are here, and let’s just say I’m screaming about as much as Kamala is in the trailer.
This movie’s energy seems so fun and immensely badass (not just cause of the Beastie Boys song), as all three of the most powerful women in the universe are teaming up. But they also insist it’s NOT a team. Carol Danvers is back with her estranged niece Monica Rambeau, newly minted superhero Kamala Khan, and a whole lot of superpower switching going around. I’m also here for the team-up of the seasoned superhero, baby superhero, and sort of normal person superhero because I know they will all complement each other and need each other to succeed.
Per the official synopsis released by Marvel:
“In The Marvels, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as ‘The Marvels.’”
Not only do we see powerful women, but we also see the precious Kamala Khan. From her excited and terrified squeals to assuming she is part of an Avengers test, she steals my heart every time she’s on the screen. Also, one year later, I’m still in awe that the superhero that would steal my heart actually looks like me and represents fellow Pakistani Muslims. Also, no, I will never stop talking about the representation that Kamala stands for.
One question, though. First Peter Parker, and now Kamala Khan. How the hell is Nick Fury keeping up with these youngins? He looked so done with Peter’s antics without Tony to reel him in; I don’t know how he will handle Kamala’s bubbly optimism. On the plus side, it’s nice to see that Kamala will get her superpower recognition in the organization and have some guidance.
While Kamala has some intense acclimating to do, and her parents will have to let go like they never have before (“laughs in desi helicopter parents*), Carol seems to be returning to clean up the mess that started it all. ALSO GOOSE. JUST GOOSE. I mean, Kamala’s reaction is justified, but if that were the first time I’d be meeting Goose, my only thought would be, “Thanks for the save.” Like, who says cats can’t be fierce protectors?
The teaser made me feel all types of ways with all the little moments, like Kamala’s agent profile picture being Iman Vellani’s headshot the day casting news was released, Park Seo-Joon’s debut in the Marvel world, and the ladies using their placement glitching to their advantage in fights. I mean, it’s fair to say the cinematography and action scenes are going to be off the charts, and I’m here for it. Also, considering the screenplay and directing is done by Nia DaCosta, we know it’s gonna be phenomenal.
While the universe may be unstable, for once, it’s probably the best thing to happen. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have these three on my screen at one time. Really, I’m just here for Kamala nerding out and fangirling and both ladies just being done by the end of the film. So, that leaves one question, when can I order pre-order tickets? Also, I think it’s time for a Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel rewatch, cause reasons.
Watch the official teaser below:
The film stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, and Park Seo-Joon. Nia DaCosta directs, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Mary Livanos, and Matthew Jenkins serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Megan McDonnell, Nia DaCosta, Elissa Karasik and Zeb Wells.
The Marvels is slated for theatrical release on November 10, 2023.