Sunday, June 16, 2024

Marvel Studios unveils new poster and delay for The Marvels

On Friday, Marvel Studios tweeted out a new promotional poster for the upcoming sequel to its Captain Marvel film, The Marvels. The tweet also confirmed that the film will be coming to theaters on November 10 of this year, a several month delay from its originally announced July 28 release date.

“Higher. Further. Faster. Together,” Marvel Studios tweeted. “Check out the brand-new teaser poster for Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, coming to theaters November 10.”

The film is set to incorporate Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel — set to be played by Iman Vellani — alongside Brie Larson’s established Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. Her companion/confidant Monica Rambeau (played by Teyonah Parris) is also set to take up a larger role in the franchise, becoming the third “Marvel” shown at the top of the poster. The trio come together in this movie because they start randomly switching places with each other when they use their powers and must figure out what’s going on with them.

LGBTQ+ fans will likely be looking forward to this film to see how Carol’s sexuality pans out. Though she doesn’t really engage in any romantic relationships in the original Captain Marvel film, many fans have dubbed Larson’s Carol Danvers a WLW icon, which has only been reinforced by her close bond with Monica and Larson’s own comments about expanding representation in the MCU.

“I don’t think we think about that all the time as kids. I think we accept what we have, but to see this new generation of boys and girls, or kids who don’t identify as either, being able to see this on screen and to not know anything different is really exciting,” Larson told Variety and iHeartMedia in a podcast interview when asked about her role in representation as one of Marvel’s first leading superhero ladies.

“I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero,” she added, when one interviewer said they didn’t think they’d ever see an LGBTQ+ superhero on the big screen. “So to me it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”

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