Whereas each Marvel Cinematic Universe challenge is necessary in its personal approach, there’s no denying that as you make your approach by means of the Marvel films so as, sure entries are an even bigger deal than others on the subject of this franchise’s grand imaginative and prescient. For instance, we’re at present within the midst of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga, and whereas The Marvels, which arrives subsequent week, appears like a pleasant cosmic journey, it didn’t appear to have any ties to different realities. However evidently that’s not the case, and now I’m much more excited for the upcoming Marvel film.
We’re within the last stretch of The Marvels’ advertising push, which implies that extra previews have been shared on-line recently, together with one that will have teased Thanos’ involvement. Right this moment, nevertheless, we’re speaking a couple of 15-second video referred to as “What Comes Subsequent,” which doesn’t waste anytime teasing that this story will contain what seems like an incursion from one other universe.
Ever since The Marvels’ first trailer dropped in April, we’ve identified that this film’s premise revolves round Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan switching locations each time they used their light-based powers. It’s since been clarified that this is because of Zawe Ashton’s Dar-Benn, the principle antagonist, harnessing the ability of the bangle that activated Kamala’s mutant powers. These artifacts have been sufficient to arrange The Marvels as a possible tie-in to the subsequent two Avengers films, however clearly it doesn’t finish there.
In “What Comes Subsequent,” Monica is heard saying that there’s “a distinct actuality bleeding into ours,” which is nearly actually the handiwork of these bangles once more, or not less than the one Dar-Benn possesses. It’s unclear precisely how a lot “bleeding” there’s, and it’s additionally attainable that this “actuality” could also be extra like one other dimension moderately than a parallel universe, such because the Darkish Dimension from Physician Unusual. Nonetheless, there’s another noteworthy factor to deliver up from this preview that counsel The Marvels is leaning into the precise multiverse, not simply another realm the place the legal guidelines of physics behave otherwise.
Proper earlier than the the preview concludes, there’s a fast flash of somebody in a white costume strolling in entrance of Monica Rambeau. Contemplating that we’ll see Monica don her personal white go well with sooner or later throughout The Marvels, what if this can be a model of her from one other universe, one who has extra superhero expertise below her belt?
One other chance is that this determine might be a variant of Monica’s mom, Maria Rambeau, as Lashana Lynch is among the many confirmed members of The Marvels’ forged. Granted, flashbacks are the likeliest motive we’ll see her since WandaVision revealed Earth-616’s Maria just a few years after Thanos’ snap, however contemplating that Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity confirmed that Earth-838’s Maria was Captain Marvel, it’s not prefer it wouldn’t be unprecedented to fulfill one other superhero model of Maria. Regardless of the case, if The Marvels does certainly have a direct multiverse tie, then I’m extra pumped to go to my close by theater and soak up what it has to supply.
We gained’t have to attend an excessive amount of longer for solutions to those questions and queries, as The Marvels opens extensive on November 10. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless time to compensate for what’s occurred to Carol, Monica and Kamala within the MCU up to now by breaking out your Disney+ subscription and streaming their prior adventures.