Captain Marvel 2 is now The Marvels, and other new MCU revelations

Earlier today, Marvel released a sizzle reel celebrating the history of Marvel movies and teasing what it has coming. Watch below:

Marvel 2020 off, but it’s back with a vengeance now. We already had release dates for upcoming movies like Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals, but Marvel has now unveiled the titles and dates for some movies beyond that:

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home: December 17, 2021
  • Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness: March 22, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder: May 6, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: July 8, 2022
  • The Marvels: November 11, 2022
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: February 17, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: May 5, 2023

And keep in mind that this is all in addition to all the Marvel TV shows coming up. There is no escape.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever vs Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania vs The Marvels

To me the big news here is the new titles. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is fun if expected, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is pretty evocative. We know that this movie will shift focus away from Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa after the actor died last year after a battle with cancer.

And then there’s The Marvels. This movie was originally Captain Marvel 2, but clearly the sequel isn’t going to focus just on the titular hero played by Brie Larson. She’ll be joined on the one hand by Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), the daughter of Carol Danvers’ best friend Maria Rambeau, whom we met in the first Captain Marvel. Monica had her own arc on WandaVision where she gained superpowers of her own, and now seems ready to help Captain Marvel take on new challeges.

And on the other hand, The Marvels will also feature Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, who’s getting her very own show on Disney+ scheduled to hit sometime late this year. So we’ll be all caught up with these three heroes by the time The Marvels comes out in November of 2022.

As always, I admire Marvel’s ability to weave a complex web of stories, but I wonder if requiring viewers to have seen two different television shows to completely understand The Marvels will be too much. What do you think?

And then there’s Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which we already knew were great titles.

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