In “The Marvels” Brie Larson is supported by two rather unknown heroines. Everything you need to know about Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau.
“The Marvels” opens in German cinemas on November 8th. Marvel Studios’ 33rd blockbuster is a real premiere. After “Captain Marvel” from 2019 featured a heroine at the center of the plot for the first time with the title character Carol Danvers, played by Oscar winner Brie Larson (34), “The Marvels” revolves around an all-female group of heroes for the first time.
These heroines have Captain Marvel’s back in “The Marvels.”
Captain Marvel, played by Larson, will be well known to moviegoers. In addition to her debut in her own solo film, which grossed the proud sum of almost 1.3 billion US dollars at the global box office, the former Air Force pilot has also appeared in “Avengers: Endgame” (2019 ) and an end credits scene from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021).
Even before the film’s release, actress Larson offered Marvel fans a little insight and revealed at what point in her heroine’s journey Captain Marvel is before “The Marvels”. Accordingly, Carol Danvers “kind of decided to work alone because it’s too painful to deal with the loss,” Larson reveals in press materials provided by Disney. “Carol doesn’t want to put anyone in danger.”
However, this is exactly what will change in the course of “The Marvels” in a not entirely voluntary way. Because the powers of Captain Marvel and the other two heroines Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani, 21) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris, 36) are suddenly intertwined. Whenever one of the three characters uses their superhuman superhero abilities, they swap places – across unfathomable distances in the universe. So Captain Marvel, who sometimes seems grumpy, can’t help but deal with the other two characters – whether she wants to or not.
Known from “Ms. Marvel”: Kamala Khan
Some Marvel fans may not know Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan that well. For the first time in the history of the MCU, two characters appear in “The Marvels” who were previously only seen on the smaller, home screen in Marvel series on Disney+. Teenager Kamala Khan, played by young actress Vellani, saved her hometown of Jersey City in her own streaming series “Ms. Marvel,” which started on Disney+ in 2022.
Kamala’s powers were activated by a bracelet that she had received from her grandmother in “Ms. Marvel” through a winding path – and behind which was also the alien leader Dar-Benn, the antagonist of “The Marvels”, played by Zawe Ashton (39). ” is here.
In addition, the mutant Kamala Khan is also the child of Pakistani immigrants in the USA – and sometimes suffers from her traditional family, consisting of mother Muneeba (Zenobia Shroff, 58), father Yusuf (Mohan Kapur, 58) and older brother Aamir (Saagar Shaikh , 36), who, much to the chagrin of his parents, is not yet married.
And Kamala is a veritable superfan of all things Marvel – and especially her idol, the heroine Captain Marvel. The teenager writes so-called fan fiction about her, in which she experiences adventures with the heroine she admires. When Kamala comes face to face with the real Captain Marvel for the first time in “The Marvels”, she is overflowing with enthusiasm and can hardly be contained.
Known from “WandaVision”: Monica Rambeau
The third member of “The Marvels” main characters is Monica Rambeau, who, unlike her fellow heroines, has not yet given herself a superhero alias. Fans met her in Marvel Studios’ first MCU series. In the show “WandaVision”, which was released in early 2021, Rambeau receives her superpowers when she repeatedly runs through a barrier created by Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen, 34) that shields the small town of Westview from the outside world.
After the end of “WandaVision”, Monica Rambeau began working with Avengers boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, 74) in the organization SABER, which is supposed to defend humanity against attacks from outer space. In one of the numerous The trailer for “The Marvels” has already been shownas Monica Rambeau, an astronaut, is about to undertake a spacewalk in space when the events of the film begin to roll.
In addition, Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau also share a complex family history, which can be seen in the movie “Captain Marvel”. Because before she became Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was a good friend and Air Force colleague of Monica Rambeau’s (then: Akira Akbar, 17) mother Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch, 35).
After the events of “Captain Marvel”, Carol Danvers was no longer on Earth for a long time, but instead helped the Skrull aliens, among other things, find a new home. This made Monica Rambeau feel a bit abandoned.
What’s more, the Marvel heroine suffered a cruel fate: her mother Maria died of cancer, and Monica couldn’t be by her side in her hardest hours because she was one of the residents of the Marvel universe who were killed by the snap of Titan Thanos were wiped out for a while until the Blip brought them back.
For Monica Rambeau, returning to life was terrible because she found out that her own mother had died in the meantime. She may also be wondering why Carol Danvers has never contacted her in all these years.
Is the Marvel Universe getting too complicated?
For those who are confused by all of these Marvel Universe facts and backstories, you should still give “The Marvels” a chance. Director and co-screenwriter Nia DaCosta (33), who is the youngest director in the MCU to date, is also fully aware of the increasing complexity of the superhero world, in which everything is connected to everything else.
“This is the 33rd project in this universe. It’s kind of a continuation of five different things. So at a certain point you just have to say, OK, yeah, there are some things that we can’t go into here, but it “It’s going to be fun,” revealed the filmmaker in advance “Gamesradar”.