Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, The Marvels director Nia DaCosta reflected on the moment the team of female heroes came together in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, which was led by Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Nia DaCosta remembered watching that moment, but while she admitted she “got the chills”, she was also “very annoyed” when she saw it.
Her irritation was only due to the moment being so short, leading her to want to see an entire movie with heroines together before her efforts to bring in Captain Marvel alongside Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan:
“I, like many women around the world, watched Avengers: Endgame and had six seconds of all the women in Marvel combined. I once had the chills, but I was also very angry. I was like, ‘Two hours of this please.’ So it was really nice that they decided to do a team movie with three of my favorite female heroes, so it was the most exciting.”
Additionally, DaCosta noted how big of a fan she’s been of Marvel over the years, always wanting to join the MCU in some way:
“I’ve been a huge Marvel fan for a long time, I loved the movies. And so, I always knew I wanted to be part of the universe.”
Looking at the film itself, DaCosta anticipated Carol’s reunion with Monica Rambeau alongside Kamala’s relationship with the two older heroines, seeing a parallel between those interactions. With Monica having looked at Carol the way Kamala looks at the two of them now, DaCosta sees plenty of room for some interesting story points.
“While Carol and Monica are having to rediscover their relationship after all this time apart, we have Ms. Marvel who idolizes Carol the way Monica used to do when she was younger. So you have these two adults having to reconcile their relationship while this younger person is also having a relationship that mirrors the way Monica and Carol used to be together. So I find it very interesting to see them together and how they become a fellowship with their own different points of view. It’s actually really cool and fun and really sweet to see them working together.”
The Marvels will bring together the heroes Carol Danvers of Brie Larson and Monica Rambeau of Teyonah Parris and Kamala Khan of Iman Vellani, respectively Captain Marvel, Photon and Ms Marvel. There are also the names already linked to the sequel by Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon. Other than that, rumors are that Lashana Lynch, Jude Law and Shamier Anderson would also be in the film. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta and has a screenplay by Megan McDonnell. The theatrical release is scheduled for July 27, 2023.