The Marvels director Nia DaCosta has revealed some new character details, specifically for the titular three: Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan.
All three are set to lead the upcoming blockbuster that’s set to sequel their past MCU projects Captain Marvel, WandaVision, and Ms. Marvel.
Along with the new details provided to Empire by DaCosta in a recent interview, an exclusive image was also shared, see below.
There Will Be Tension In ‘The Marvels’
While speaking to Empire Magazine, DaCosta revealed that there will be unresolved tensions between Larson and Parris’ characters in The Marvels.
The Candyman director confirmed that Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel being absent during the death of her best friend and mother to Parris’ Monica Rambeau will be a “big source of tension”.
DaCosta also went on to add that the reconciliation between these two characters was a higher priority than the comedic elements: “All the switching stuff is great, but the thing I actually care about is how these two reconcile.”
The Marvels’ Sisterly Family Vibe
DaCosta says that all three of The Marvels’ titular characters will experience some sort of a sisterhood/family relationship, comparing them to characters such as Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark and Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
“I thought it would be cool to map an estranged family history and sister story onto them,” DaCosta told Empire, then continuing to talk about how this dynamic will work, “Carol’s the oldest, the prodigal, then there’s the middle sister Monica, who Carol knew as a kid and promised she’d come back [to] but then never did.”
Captain Marvel Will Be “Jaded” In ‘The Marvels’
The director then revealed that Larson’s Captain Marvel will be feeling a little “jaded” in The Marvels, something that Vellani’s Kamala Khan fixes.
“Kamala is the youngest, who hasn’t had the experience of living with this older sister but idolises her, Carol’s a bit jaded at the beginning of the film [but] Kamala reminds her how amazing she is.”
The Marvels releases in theatres on November 10, 2023.