The Marvels has its first trailer released, and it looks like the film will be a light-hearted action romp, with super-swapping shenanigans happening anytime Monica Rambeau, Carol Danvers or Kamala Khan use their powers.
It opens on S.A.B.E.R. station, where audiences see Nick Fury at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. he is with Monica Rambeau, and they’re investigating a rip in space, right above Earth. It’s likely this tear has something to do with the entanglement of our leads, as when Monica touches it, she swaps places with Kamala.
Kamala looks like she’s having a great time in space, floating around, while Fury looks hilariously confused. Rambeau gets spat out on a rock with some angry aliens, likely Kree, while Captain Marvel smashes into Kamala’s home, seeing all of her fan-fiction.
Sometime later in the film, Rambeau and Fury see Kamala and her family, wanting to know what’s going on. Kamala in her over-excitement thinks this is a recruitment visit, and eagerly demonstrates her powers, forgetting the whole entanglement thing, and so is swapped with Danvers, who is annoyed with it happening again.
There is a lot of comedy that arises from this situation, and the trailer shows this will be well explored. Kamala is introduced to Goose, the flerken, in a rather terrifying but humorous way. It’s great to see he will be back. It seems like he will be joined by an army’s worth of flerken friends.
Audiences then get to see the trio work together, with Kamala beaming with excitement. It’ll be interesting to see how they differentiate her from Peter Parker, as the trailer makes her very much like him. It’s something reiterated when Kamala says they’re a team, but Danvers says they’re not.
A part of Ms. Marvel that was well praised – the attention to culture – is poised for a return, which is a welcome sight. That helped it set it apart from the other Marvel shows, and gave it a reason to recommend.
What audiences don’t get a good like at is the villain. It will be a Kree again, and what exactly they want is that this point is unknown. There’s a brief glimpse of the trio shooting beams at her but isn’t clear.
This looks like it will be a fun time in the cinemas, hopefully reversing the current trend of Marvel being past its best. But that’s a comment made about several other Marvel projects recently, so let’s hope the extra time working on it pays off.
The Marvels will fly into cinemas in November 2023.