What do you name a Marvel Studios film based mostly on Marvel Comics set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel? The Marvels, clearly. There’s no different alternative.
With the MCU returning to theaters for the primary time since Might’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it’s time for a refresh. Right here’s what it is best to count on from The Marvels, with none spoilers in the way in which.
Does The Marvels have a post-credits scene?
The Marvels has one mid-credits scene, between the flashy animated credit and the plain white-on-black scroll credit. There isn’t any post-credits scene, only a small jokey sound impact proper on the finish.
What’s The Marvels about?
The Marvels is a few trio of superpowered characters — Monica Rambeau, Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), and Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) — who uncover that their energy-based powers are entwined they usually’re spontaneously buying and selling locations each time they use these powers. That’s difficult, since one in all them works in Earth orbit, one lives means out in distant area, and one is a New Jersey highschool pupil. There’s a villain who’s busting down the partitions between universes, or one thing comparable; Nick Fury is there, and so is Goose the cat — I imply, the Flerken — from Captain Marvel.
What MCU films and exhibits does The Marvels spin out of?
The Marvels is most instantly a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, which launched Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers to the MCU as a girl who was brainwashed into becoming a member of an alien battle after getting godlike talents from an Infinity Stone.
The opposite two heroes on the helm of The Marvels additionally bought their introductions in earlier Marvel initiatives. In WandaVision, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau (referred to as Spectrum within the comics) walked away from an encounter with the Scarlet Witch with the flexibility to see and management all types of electromagnetic power. And Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan bought her personal self-named TV collection, Ms. Marvel, the place she went from superhero mega-fan to superhero after an previous household heirloom unlocked her latent mutant power powers.
When does The Marvels happen?
Whereas Captain Marvel turned again the clock to point out Carol Danvers’ origin story within the 1990s, The Marvels is ready within the current of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which suggests it’s 30 years after Captain Marvel, and far much less time after WandaVision and Ms. Marvel. It takes place after Secret Invasion, in response to that present’s director.
Is The Marvels based mostly on any explicit comics?
Not outright. It appears to be a set of parts of varied comics, from deep-cut concepts just like the Nega-Bands — which permit the 2 folks carrying them to swap locations — to alien settings seen in fashionable Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel books, a few of Marvel Comics’ greatest sleeper hits of the 2010s.
Do you’ll want to watch all that MCU stuff to observe The Marvels?
It definitely makes the transient emotional arcs higher — you gained’t have a lot attachment to those characters and the tensions between them if you happen to haven’t watched their origin tales. However The Marvels is sufficient of an motion film that the background isn’t essential. By way of precise information you’ll want to know, the characters throw out some exposition to catch the viewers up on who has what powers and why.
For those who’re going to observe one factor as homework to know The Marvels higher, although, watch Ms. Marvel, an enthralling standout Disney Plus collection at a fleet six episodes. If you need the entire checklist of what to observe to catch up, we’ve a submit for that!