- Director Nia DaCosta compared The Marvels to the James Bond franchise.
- The Marvels features two confirmed scenes during the credits.
- Nia DaCosta, the director and co-writer of The Marvels, expressed her deep connection to a certain Marvel Mutant team and their thematic exploration of embracing one’s differences as a superpower.
Director Nia DaCosta has drawn comparisons between her upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, The Marvels, and the James Bond franchise. Specifically, she noticed similarities between Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson) and James Bond as portrayed by Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, DaCosta described how she was interested in the 30-year time gap between the first Captain Marvel film and The Marvels, likening it to the difference between Brosnan’s Die Another Day and Craig’s Casino Royale.
Meanwhile, The Marvels is set to hit theaters with two scenes confirmed during the credits. The film stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who must unite to face a dangerous new threat. DaCosta co-wrote the film alongside Megan McDonnell (WandaVision) and Elissa Karasik (Loki), and admitted in the same Entertainment Weekly interview that her love for comic books developed due to her uncle’s collection. She expressed a particular connection with the X-Men and their theme of embracing one’s differences as a superpower.
As of now, The Marvels holds a 62% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and begins its theatrical run today. Be sure to catch the final trailer, which features a cameo by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).