‘Captain Marvel 2’ Finally Gets a Name — What Does It Mean For Brie Larson’s Future in the MCU?
Captain Marvel 2 begins filming this month, and Marvel has just announced the official name for the sequel. In a new video that teases Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was revealed that the sequel will be called The Marvels. What does this mean for Brie Larson’s future in the MCU?
‘Captain Marvel 2’ release date confirmed
In the new three-minute teaser, Marvel gave fans their first look at footage from Eternals, which will finally hit theaters on November 5. The clip also included a peek at Black Widow, as well as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Marvel also confirmed the release dates of their phase 4 lineup, which begins with Black Widow on July 9 and Shang-Chi on September 3. After Eternals’ November premiere, next up will be Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17.
In 2022, Marvel will release Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, Thor: Love and Thunder on May 6, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on July 8, and The Marvels on November 11.
In 2023, fans will see Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17 and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3 on May 5.
The sequel title is revealing
There was a ton of new info and images in the new teaser, but one detail that captured the attention of a number of fans was the official title of Captain Marvel 2.
Instead of another Carol Danvers-focused film starring Brie Larson, the title The Marvels seems to indicate that Danvers will be part of a group.
Most likely, the title is a reference to Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau starring alongside Larson’s Danvers.
Vellani will be making her MCU debut as Ms. Marvel on Disney+ before joining the sequel. While Parris was introduced as the adult version of Monica Rambeau in WandaVision.
What does the title of ‘Captain Marvel 2’ say about Brie Larson’s future in the MCU?
When ComicBook.com tweeted the official name of Captain Marvel 2, fans had a lot to say about what it meant for Larson’s future in the MCU.
“Brie Larson got a downgrade lol, officially sharing the titular role now,” wrote one fan, while another added, “Title seems to suggest there is a lack of faith in Captain Marvel carrying the movie by herself.”
The comments continued, with one fan writing, “They think Brie Larson can’t carry the movie by herself.” Another wrote, “Title sounds a lot like a sitcom. Guess some elements of WandaVision carried over.”
Brie Larson’s first MCU film was quite divisive
When it hit theaters in April 2019, Captain Marvel immediately became one of the most divisive among the Marvel fanbase. Yes, it earned more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide.
But many fans were extremely vocal about their disappointment with the Captain Marvel character, the storyline, and Larson’s performance.
As Screen Rant points out, it goes even deeper than that. Many Marvel fans don’t like Larson’s politics or how she expresses her views on social media and in interviews.
So when Marvel announced the Captain Marvel sequel wasn’t going to be focused on Larson’s Danvers, many fans were happy to hear the news. They are looking forward to seeing Parris’ Monica Rambeau Vellani’s Kamala Khan.
“Can’t wait to see my girl Monica kick a** again! Main reason I’m excited for the movie,” one fan tweeted.
‘Captain Marvel 2’ goes into production this month
The new Marvel video has made it clear that the MCU is kicking back into high gear after more than a year without a new film.
All of the films scheduled for a 2021 release are either in the can, currently filming, or in post-production. For those scheduled for a 2022 premiere, like The Marvels, pre-production is well underway.
According to Production Weekly, The Marvels is targeting May 31 as the start date for filming. Production will reportedly take place at Pinewood Studios in the UK, as well as Los Angeles, California, and New Jersey.
The Marvels will be in theaters on November 11, 2022.