The Marvels: release date, trailer, cast, plot and everything we know about the Marvel movie

Iman Vellani, Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris in The Marvels
Iman Vellani, Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris in The Marvels (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

After coming in late in the Infinity Saga to help save the day, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel is going to be a bigger part of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe right from the get go with her new movie, The Marvels. Though it won't just be her movie this time around.

MCU Phase 5 begins in earnest in 2023, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 coming out ahead of The Marvels. However, key bits of information and new characters were introduced in the Disney Plus Marvel series WandaVision and Ms. Marvel. How will those factor in the new superhero movie?

Here is everything we know about The Marvels.

The Marvels release date

The Marvels hits movie theaters on Friday, November 10.

The Marvels poster

(Image credit: Marvel)

The Marvels trailer

Check out three of the official trailers for The Marvels right here:

You can also watch this clip to get a tease of one of the movie's action scenes:

The Marvels cast

Brie Larson returns to her superhero role as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. The Oscar-winning actress has appeared in multiple Marvel projects, including her own Captain Marvel movie, Avengers: Endgame and post-credit scenes in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Ms. Marvel. Other well known roles for Larson include 21 Jump Street, Short Term 12, Room and Just Mercy. She also starred in Fast X in 2023.

Teaming up with Larson in The Marvels are Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan.

Monica Rambeau first appeared in Captain Marvel as a child, the daughter of Carol's best friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). The grown-up Monica Rambeau was first portrayed by Parris in WandaVision. Outside of the MCU, Parris has starred in Candyman, The Photograph, If Beale Street Could Talk and Mad Men.

Kamala Khan, meanwhile, was the central character in Ms. Marvel, which served as her introduction to the MCU. The role is actually the first credit for Vellani.

The other main cast members for The Marvels include Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), reprising his role as Nick Fury, Zawe Ashton (The Handmaid's Tale) as the villain Dar-Benn. Also appearing in the movie are Park Seo-Jun (Parasite), Gary Lewis (The Bay), Zenobia Shroff (Ms. Marvel), Mohan Kapur (Ms. Marvel) and Saagar Shaikh (Ms. Marvel).

The Marvels plot

Here is the official plot for The Marvels, courtesy of Marvel:

"Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol's estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau."

The Marvels director

Captain Marvel was the first MCU movie to have a female director (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck co-directed the movie). The Marvels is going to keep it rolling with a female director, as Nia DaCosta is taking over behind the camera.

DaCosta is best known for directing the 2021 refresh of the horror movie Candyman, with her other movie directing credit coming with the 2018 indie movie Little Woods, which starred MCU-alum Tessa Thompson and Lily James.

MCU movies

The Marvels is joining a massive world as part of the MCU. After 15 years, here’s a quick refresher of everything that has come before and what is still to come (just on the big screen):

MCU Phase 1

MCU Phase 2

MCU Phase 3

MCU Phase 4

MCU Phase 5

MCU Phase 6

  • Fantastic Four
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty 
  • Avengers: Secret Wars
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.