“The Marvels” director Nia DaCosta (“Candyman”) has something to say about the so-called superhero fatigue audiences are currently experiencing. She says her upcoming sequel to “Captain Marvel” will stand out from the pack, and we have reason to believe her.
DaCosta thinks “superhero fatigue absolutely exists.” A statement seemingly being echoed by many comic book and film fans alike. Normally, a huge trend creating a fully original IP to mock it, is a good sign the bubble is bursting. While superhero parodies are far from a new, with things like the comic-books-turned-TV-shows “The Tick” and “The Boys.” HBO even just greenlit a DC-Marvel parody series called “The Franchise” created by Sam Mendes.
But DaCosta believes “The Marvels” has something unique to offer fans. “The biggest difference from the other MCU movies to date is that it’s really wacky, and silly,” she said. “The worlds we go to in this movie are worlds unlike others you’ve seen in the MCU. Bright worlds that you haven’t seen before.”
“The Marvels” will see Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) get her powers entangled with Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). The trio now has to work together to save the universe. The film will also star Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, and Saagar Shaikh.
“The Avengers movies are these epic conclusions to chapters of storytelling, whereas this is a team-up within the narrative that we didn’t necessarily expect for Marvel,” added executive producer Mary Livanos. “Usually, you wait for characters to show up all together in Avengers movies. We were excited to design a team-up featuring characters that women from all walks of life could relate to.”
Christopher Miller, co-writer and producer of the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” has also addressed the growing concern about superhero fatigue. “I don’t believe it’s super superhero fatigue, I believe it’s ‘a movie that feels like a movie I’ve seen a dozen times before’ fatigue,” he said. “If you’re using the same story structure and the same style and the same tone and the same vibe as movies and shows that have come before, it doesn’t matter what genre it is. It’s going to be boring to people.”
“The Marvels,” will hit theaters on November 10th. You can check out the trailer below: