Marvel Studios is no stranger to shifting around its film slate. And it’s now been announced that The Marvels is the latest title to fall victim to the MCU calendar.
The highly anticipated sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel was initially scheduled for release this summer on July 28, 2023. However, the release date is now pushed back until November 10, 2023.
The good news is that the scheduling change came did come with the sharing of a new poster. The new poster for The Marvels features Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau).
The official description for the Nia DaCosta-directed film states: “Following the events of Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), and Spectrum/Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) begin swapping places with each other every time they use their powers and must team-up to figure out why.”
Also returning for the movie is Samuel L. Jackson in the role of Nick Fury. He’ll star alongside Zawe Ashton as the film’s villain.
The Success and Fan Response to Captain Marvel
While 2019’s Captain Marvel was wildly successful at the box office, grossing over $1.13 billion worldwide against a budget of $160 million, the film, and more specifically star Brie Larson’s take on the character, faced no shortage of criticism.
Larson admitted to the press that she doesn’t even know if fans want her to keep playing Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers.
When asked how long she’d play the character, Larson responded, “I don’t know. Does anyone want me to do it again?”
Though, Larson, 33, did keep things positive, noting how much she really loved working with her co-stars Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris.
“It was really nice to have a team. I had a team!” Larson said.
It’s clear that the harsh words from fans have had an impact on Larson. Fan criticism of her take on the character seemed to primarily come from the male audience, with complaints about her not smiling in the trailer, among other things.
Larson had previously called out the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lack of diversity and also noted that her press days appeared to be “overwhelming white male.”
However, Captain Marvel‘s success speaks for itself with its impressive box office earnings. And whatever the complaints were about the film and Larson, we certainly didn’t share them.