The much-anticipated full trailer of "The Marvels," the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has finally arrived, leaving viewers with a wealth of hidden surprises, ranging from under-the-radar easter eggs to comic-inspired moments and potent storyline clues.
Among the gripping visuals are familiar characters such as Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, Photon, portrayed by Teyonah Parris, and Ms. Marvel, brought to life by Iman Vellani. In the thick of pulsating action and witty exchanges, viewers may overlook certain details.
From cryptic parables and sneak peeks of significant plot twists to scenes drawn directly from the comics, the trailer is riddled with easter eggs awaiting exploration. Behind the scenes, an endearing camaraderie flourished among the lead actors.
In a conversation with The Wrap, Vellani candidly shared how Larson and Parris often looked out for her during the strenuous shooting schedule, exemplifying an off-screen sisterhood as strong as their on-screen alliance.
Plot and Cast Unveiled
The Marvels, under Nia DaCosta's directorial baton, boasts an impressive cast, including Larson, Parris, Vellani, Samuel L.
Jackson as Nick Fury, Zawe Ashton, and Park Seo-joon. The storyline, as outlined in the official synopsis, promises a compelling narrative where Captain Marvel's confrontation with the oppressive Kree and her vengeance against the Supreme Intelligence have unforeseen outcomes, affecting the stability of the universe.
As a result, Carol Danvers entwines her powers with Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan and her estranged niece, Monica Rambeau. A notable sequence from the trailer shows Captain Marvel alone in space, except for the company of Goose.
This scene, reminiscent of a chapter from Kelly Sue DeConnick's comics, signifies a serene moment of introspection for Carol amid her chaotic journey. The trailer also refers to Carol as the 'Prodigal Child of the Milky Way,' an allusion to the biblical parable of the prodigal son.
This cleverly indicates her infrequent returns to Earth and her attempts to bear the galactic burden. Moreover, the epithet 'The Annihilator' used by Dar-Benn in the trailer connects to the climax of the original Captain Marvel film, where Carol destroys the Supreme Intelligence, thereby disintegrating the Kree's hegemony.
Other intriguing elements in the trailer include a potential new alien ally at the SWORD base, the hinted strained relationship between Carol and Monica, and a closer look at the cute baby Flerkens in action. The trailer concludes with a glimpse of Carol's new 'Princess' look, as she dances with Prince Yan, hinting at a significant plotline that could potentially echo their storyline in the comics.
"The Marvels" is set to enthrall audiences in theaters from November 10th. From the released trailer, one thing is clear - the film is set to be an exciting adventure, filled with action, drama, and several subtle nods to its comic roots.