The Marvels, the upcoming installment in the MCU, has recently disclosed its budget, and it turns out to be quite a surprise. The film promises an intriguing storyline as it brings Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, back into action. After reclaiming her identity from the tyrannical Kree, she faces unforeseen consequences that thrust her into the role of stabilizing a universe in turmoil. Her journey leads her to an alliance with Jersey City’s super-fan Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, and her estranged niece, now a S.A.B.E.R. astronaut named Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must collaborate to harness their unique powers and save the universe.
In an interview with director Nia DaCosta featured on Vanity Fair, it was revealed that The Marvels has a budget of $130 million. This positions the film as one of the least expensive MCU films to date, sharing this distinction with 2015’s Ant-Man. In contrast, recent MCU ventures such as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 commanded significantly higher budgets, with the latter reaching a substantial $250 million investment.
The Marvels is now set to grace IMAX screens nationwide. This change in plans came as a result of Warner Bros. Pictures’ decision to push back the release of Dune: Part Two to March 15, 2024. IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond to confirmed that not only The Marvels but also The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Killers of the Flower Moon will be making their way to IMAX theaters. To promote this release, a new trailer and poster have been unveiled, promising an immersive cinematic experience for fans awaiting this MCU installment.
Kamala Khan’s character underwent a transformative journey that diverged from her original comic book roots. The source of her superpowers took a new form with the powerful bangles she wears. These bangles are central to the upcoming movie’s plot, as they hold the power to temporarily rupture space and time when combined with other abilities. Director Nia DaCosta previously hinted at the involvement of Dar-Benn, the film’s primary antagonist, who acquires a matching bangle, mirroring Kamala’s own. This narrative element sets the stage for potential developments in future MCU films, such as Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
“In Ms. Marvel, we learned that the bangle, paired with some other form of power, can force a temporary hole in space and time to lead to somewhere else. With the power of both bangles, more is definitely possible. And we see the culmination of that over the course of this movie. It definitely leads to plentiful opportunities for the future of the MCU, whatever the Avengers and Secret Wars teams may want to do with them.”
The cast for the film includes Brie Larson portraying Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel. Iman Vellani takes on the role of Kamala Khan, while Teyonah Parris embodies Monica Rambeau. Zawe Ashton portrays Dar-Benn, and Samuel L. Jackson reprises his iconic character, Nick Fury. Familiar faces returning from the Ms. Marvel series include Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur. Additionally, the film features Lashana Lynch, Park Seo-joon, Randall Park, Shamier Anderson, Abraham Popoola, Ffion Jolly, Caroline Simonnet, and Jessica Zhou.
The Marvels is scheduled to hit theaters on November 10, 2023.
The Marvels is reportedly one of the MCU’s least expensive films to date, sharing this distinction with 2015’s Ant-Man. Read More