The Marvels is the heavily anticipated sequel to Captain Marvel that sets Carol Danvers on a crash course with Kamala Khan (a.k.a. Ms. Marvel) and Monica Rambeau. However, it seems as though the jam-packed sequel may also be the shortest MCU film.
The Marvels certainly has some big shoes to fill following up Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s projects to break a billion at the box office, and introducing the general audience to Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau as Spectrum. Many assumed this would make the film one of the longer MCU entries. However, according to insiders Cryptic4kQual and CanWeGetSomeToast, the film comes in at a lean 1 hour and 38 minutes (1 hour and 33 minutes if you don’t count credits).
It’s certainly possible a few minutes get added in the months before The Marvels release. However, it’s unlikely to add enough to surpass The Incredible Hulk or Thor: The Dark World, which both come in at 1 hour and 52 minutes. While the runtime may be disappointing to some Captain Marvel fans, a shorter film certainly has its benefits with its lack of filler and accessibility.
The talent behind The Marvels
The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. The movie features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur.
“She has a really calm vibe, too,” Iman Vellani said about DaCosta. “These movies are not easy to make at all. There’s like a million, bajillion little moving pieces. She and [executive producer] Mary [Livanos] did such a great job to keep morale high. Even if there were days where they wanted to rip people’s heads off, they would never show it and never put their stress on anyone else.”
In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
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