The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to embark on Phase Four with the Disney+ series Moon Knight and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but one of the upcoming films that Marvel fans are excited about is the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels, which will be released in theaters next February. Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, has released a new set photo on Twitter to commemorate the film’s one-year anniversary.
Larson‘s set chair, with her character’s name, Carol Danvers, emblazoned over the top in yellow and the tagline “See you in a year, Carol,” is shown in the shot. While it doesn’t offer anything new about the narrative, it does serve as a good reminder that the movie is still in the works and will be released in 2023. Given that the sequel is still a year away from release and the film itself is still under development, nothing is known about the narrative at this time.
What has been revealed is that it will continue Captain Marvel‘s exploits, as she teams up with both Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, who last appeared in Avengers: Endgame. Vellani is poised to make her MCU debut as Ms. Marvel in her own self-titled Disney+ series later this year. Parris made her MCU debut in last year’s Disney+ series WandaVision, and Parris will make her MCU debut as Ms. Marvel in her own self-titled Disney+ series later this year. In addition, Zawe Ashton, well known for her performances in Velvet Buzzsaw and Dream of a Life, will portray an unnamed villain, while Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Agent Nick Fury in the sequel.
The Marvels is directed by Nia DaCosta, who is best known for last year’s critically praised Candyman revival. In a recent interview, she discussed how the three superheroes will interact, saying:
“It’s interesting, and something we thought about and worked through a lot, which was how do we get each of these really big, exciting heroes space in a two-hour film? A lot of what we’ve been thinking about is what part of the journey do we need to see for each of them? How do we honor the part of the story they’re at in terms of the canon, while also within our story making them equal?”
DaCosta has clearly considered how to fit all of these larger-than-life characters into the time constraints of a feature film, and it will be very interesting to see what she will visually bring to the table given that her detail-oriented direction in Candyman was arguably the strongest element of that particular sequel.
The Marvels has been filming since early August of last year, and we’ve been receiving different entertaining teases like a peek at the logo since then, and this latest set shot, while modest, makes the wait for this cosmic sequel that much more difficult. The Marvels will be released in cinemas on February 17, 2023, and for the most up-to-date information on the picture, stay tuned to Collider. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at Brie Larson‘s tweet below:
See you in a year, Carol. ✴️ pic.twitter.com/YkFYR6u1mj— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 18, 2022