December 7, 2023

The Marvels opens on Friday in theaters around the globe. With just a few days go to, we have now a stunning ultimate trailer for it. It’s no marvel Marvel is pulling out of the stops to advertise the film within the present panorama. The actors have been on strike since April, which implies the massive stars of the Captain Marvel sequel couldn’t go on tour to advertise the movie. The Marvels most likely wanted a 3rd trailer to remind followers {that a} new MCU film is popping out.

Sadly, Marvel used an affordable Avengers trick within the new trailer that falls flat. No quantity of Endgame flashbacks will save The Marvels. It is a sequel to a film that made a billion {dollars} on the field workplace, however The Marvels received’t be a billion-dollar film. The actors’s strike is just partly in charge. Marvel shoulders all of the accountability for the destiny of The Marvels. Some MCU spoilers may comply with beneath.

The Marvels is monitoring to open for lower than $70 million, which might make it the worst opening within the MCU historical past. Ticket preorders are behind Black Adam ($67 million) and The Flash ($55 million), two DCEU disasters, particularly the latter. That’s in line with a latest report from Deadline that dropped earlier than Marvel launched the ultimate trailer for the movie.

Marvel’s dealing with of Avengers after Endgame

The brand new clip is 2 minutes lengthy, however the first 30 seconds are devoted to the fantastic previous of the MCU. We see scenes from a few of Marvel’s higher years, that includes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers’s Cap (Chris Evans), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and, sure, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in The Marvels trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Even Thanos (Josh Brolin) is current through voice-over. That’s all meant to tease the battle forward. That The Marvels will inform the story of one other huge risk that can require numerous heroes working collectively.

Certainly, The Marvels is a crossover that includes three heroes. Becoming a member of Carol Danvers are Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), whom we noticed in WandaVision and Ms. Marvel, respectively.

Fury can also be there, and Marvel’s new trailer even goes forward and ruins an excellent cameo. Sure, you’ll see King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) present up in direction of the clip’s finish. Something to have you ever see the film.

However the trailer is deceptive. The Avengers is not going to come to assist. Nicely, we solely have one Avenger right here and two future ones. That’s really the explanation why Marvel’s trick feels so low cost.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in The Marvels trailer.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in The Marvels trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Sure, the strike is forcing Marvel’s hand right here. However we’re witnessing the studio’s hypocrisy right here. Marvel is trying to have its cake and eat it, too, by displaying us the main Avengers on this clip. One is useless, and one retired, however Marvel needs them to promote tickets for this sequel, which ought to promote itself.

Do not forget that Marvel went out of its manner for everything of the MCU since Endgame to keep away from having Avengers references. Solely to now resort to Endgame footage and Avengers melancholia to advertise this film. Regardless of how a lot I wish to see Iron Man and Steve Rogers in Secret Wars, we don’t want them on this trailer. And the place’s Black Widow whereas we’re at it?

I can’t but in addition discover one other facet of this. Apart from Captain Marvel, who exhibits up within the trailer’s first 30 seconds, we have now scenes that includes the robust male leads of the MCU. Counting Thanos, two are useless, and one retired. And don’t get me began on how a lot Marvel ruined Fury in Secret Invasion.

But Marvel is resorting to utilizing males to advertise a movie that includes robust girls characters that real-life males are threatened by. I don’t assume the MCU haters who bashed TV exhibits like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk in critiques on-line will hurry to see The Marvels in theaters as a result of Iron Man simply exhibits up.

The Marvels fighting Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton) in the final trailer.
The Marvels preventing Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton) within the ultimate trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Dangerous MCU tales are hurting The Marvels

In the end, although, the explanation the trailer doesn’t work is as a result of it’s additionally an admittance that the MCU hasn’t been providing entertaining tales to date. That’s why Marvel wants to return to Endgame to advertise The Marvels fairly than one thing newer.

Once more, Secret Invasion is definitely the worst factor Marvel ever did, and now we get one other story that includes Nick Fury. Add to that the Quantumania expertise from earlier this yr, the aforementioned absence of Avengers, and the MCU superhero fatigue is comprehensible.

That mentioned, I’ll go watch The Marvels this weekend. I already assume I do know what occurs within the film. And I feel The Marvels is a crucial Multiverse Saga episode that can drive the story ahead. I hope it’s a well-told story, even when it received’t make Marvel a billion {dollars}.

The ultimate trailer for The Marvels follows beneath: