Trudging forward, refusing to change its announced November 10th debut date in response to the ongoing entertainment labor strikes, The Marvels new trailer just hit the internet. It features Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani, all returning to their respective roles of Captain Marvel (AKA Carol Danvers), Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan.
Let’s get right to breaking down the new Marvel Studios teaser. Here are the three major emotional notes you’ll hit when watching the new trailer for The Marvels.
If the very first three and a half seconds of this don’t capture your heart, then go ahead and get out now because this is a peak Pet Avengers moment. The trailer opens with Larson’s Captain Marvel flying through space as orange cat Goose (an alien in disguise) pleasantly sits on her shoulder.
This is the equivalent of a superhero cat video! His little snoot is out, and his eyes are closed against the air whipping past him. If the movie is an hour and a half of this content – I’m already sold. I don’t know what Carol Danvers is talking about in her voice-over saying, “It gets pretty lonely out here.” Goose is literally right there…rude.
Unfortunately, it takes a weird lull from there.
The heart of the trailer has fans pretty bored, honestly. Maybe Disney included a minute and a half of backstory on The Marvels’ three leading ladies for the sake of new audiences or for fans who haven’t been able to keep up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s a total bore.
It touches on Carol Danvers’ storyline from Captain Marvel (2019), including Captain Monica Rambeau’s childhood into her experiences in WandaVision (2021). Lastly, it montages Kamala Khan’s superhero origins from Ms. Marvel (2022) while weirdly listing the name of each film in the bottom corner of the clips.
I was kind of waiting for the two-minute trailer to be over during this. But then…
The Beastie Boys’ 1998 song “Intergalactic” helps revive the energy of the new trailer, which actually shows new clips from the upcoming movie. The ladies look super powerful, and each says a line in Captain Marvel’s catchphrase, “Higher, further, faster.” We catch a glimpse of a pretty fearsome villain or two, as well as good ole’ Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
The hype is definitely there – it just could’ve come waaaay sooner.
Check out The Marvels new trailer below and decide how you think it fits into the Marvel Universe.
Get ready for a cosmic team up 💫
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