The Marvels trailer is Adrift
The Marvels trailer is Adrift
The film may have been postponed (again), but a new trailer for The wonders is here to get everyone excited for November. A sequel to Captain Marvel, Mrs. MiracleAnd WandaVision, The wonders finds Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan trapped in a weird sci-fi finger trap where they swap places when using their powers, and there’s a villain of sorts too. Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani return from their various films and series as Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau and Ms. Marvel respectively, with Samuel L. Jackson also returning as Nick Fury. Goose, the cat who’s more than she seems (and who ruined Nick Fury’s backstory), and Kamala’s family are here too, and Zawe Ashton plays the villain. directed by Nia DaCosta, The wonders hits theaters on November 10, 2023 and you can watch the trailer below:
The wonders looks like a Disney+ series to me. For all the money they’re sure to throw into this film, it looks cheap. Take that early clip, for example, where Monica is transported to the moon, or some planet that looks like the moon, and has to fight a series of Kree warriors who I assume are her. It looks like one of those cheap planets from the original star trek, and the Kree have boring, flat, plastic-looking outfits to match the ambiance. The difference is that while they haven’t mentioned the budget yet, I’m sure it’s a lot bigger than what star trek got for its entire run, even adjusted for inflation. There’s no reason this stuff should look like a fan film. I wonder if the Disney+ shows are eating up too much of the overall Marvel cash allocation. Or maybe Disney is right, and Victoria Alonso left everyone high and dry promoting her documentary for Amazon. Or both; it can always be both.
As for everything else, it’s not bad enough to cause anger or frustration. The wonders Trailer is just kind of… there. I wouldn’t like to Mrs. Miracle, but I mostly liked Iman Vellani; She seemed to do whatever it took to make the show fun, and Kamala wasn’t being annoying or anything. But based on the trailer, it looks like this The wonders can amplify her personality to a lurid level because with her you become a mega fangirl. This can be good in small doses; They did well with Spider-Man and Ant-Man civil war, For example. But a whole movie of her coaxing out loud will be hard to take. Monica Rambeau is my favorite of the three based on the previous material and I liked her in it WandaVision (until she said to a maniac who has kidnapped and psychologically tortured an entire town: “They will never know what you sacrificed for them). Maybe she’s meant to be the happy medium between Kamala’s overbearing enthusiasm and Carol’s reluctance.
And this is the elephant in the room: Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. She’s been a stilted, arrogant, annoying bore so far, and while I’m not excited to see her again, I wonder if The wonders will address that and maybe even correct it. The fact that they’re backing their sequel with two other co-leads and Samuel L. Jackson shows they don’t think it’s a tie without two sandwiches avenger Movies and the benefit of the doubt from an unknown general audience hopped on a decade of Marvel goodwill. If they were smart, would they go along with it and let Monica ask why she’s so unhappy all the time, or let her hurt the feelings of her biggest (only?) fan, Kamala, and make the now disaffected girl close her eyes wish she had. I haven’t met their hero. They would never let a male character tell her that because it’s racist or whatever, but they now have the opportunity to play around them with two other women.
And there are some pointers to that The wonders It can’t be that I want to and will overtake myself after phase 4 Quantumania. The scene where she crashes into Kamala’s dining room is funny because of the mini tantrum she throws; in contrast to their pissiness Captain Marvel, it’s understandable here because she keeps getting pulled away from what she’s doing. And I laughed at that scene at the alien wedding, too, when she lifts the veil and looks around like, “The hell is that?” The joke is Carol’s reaction to something that’s alien to her, and she’s so stiff that the gag works better than if, say, Tony Stark had done it. This is her chance to save the character, take her to the point where she removes the chip on her shoulder and becomes someone people would like to see in a movie. But again, I don’t have much faith in Marvel anymore, and Disney seems to be a lost cause in general.
Otherwise, nothing knocks my socks off. The cat is back and I don’t care unless they reciprocate the loss of Fury’s eye. Something like, “No, that’ll heal in a few weeks. You didn’t think I lost it like that, did you?” would be much appreciated, clunky as it is. Some research indicates that the villain is Dar-Benn, a Kree general and a supporting character from the comics. Dar-Benn is also originally a male, but in the film the sex is reversed because Marvel is doing it now. I liked Zawe Ashton in a British film called lightning, and Dar-Benn is someone most people – like me – won’t know, but that’s getting old. I like the opening sequence in space; Contrary to the lousy looking planet, this was well filmed and it’s nice to see Monica exploring rather than just getting into action. And I won’t lie; I laughed a little as they did their hero team stance and Monica was in the front while Carol was in the back. It shows what became of the character they said would be “the face of the MCU.” It puts Brie Larson’s interview at Comic-Con into perspective.