Get ready, Marvel fans! “The Marvels,” Marvel Studios’ latest box office release, is zooming into your living room! Mark your calendars for February 7, 2024, because that’s when you can catch it on Disney+. It may have only been three months since it debuted in cinemas in early November 2023, but after a less-than-stellar performance, the Marvel team, led by Kevin Feige, is ready to move on and get the movie on their streaming service ASAP.
Ever since “The Marvels” premiered, it’s been the talk of the town, but not for the reasons Marvel Studios may have hoped for. With a modest box office tally just north of $200 million against a hefty production and marketing budget that soared to – hold your breath – $300 million, it’s unfortunately gone down in history as the studio’s most significant misfire in theaters to date. For stars Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau), this wasn’t the blockbuster outcome anyone had envisioned.
Critics weren’t exactly kind to “The Marvels” either. On the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, the film only managed to cobble together a 62% positive rating, which in movie terms is equivalent to a lukewarm bath – not the hot ticket Marvel usually cooks up. The general consensus seemed to point to a bit of a frizzle in the plot and a sense that Marvel’s Multiverse Saga is wandering off course, leaving audiences with a mishmash of screen adventures that lack the cohesive narrative magic of the studio’s first three phases.
Now, if you’re ready for a little storytelling spice, let’s dive into the official synopsis that’s been turning heads. Carol Danvers, better known to her millions of fans as Captain Marvel, has fought tooth and nail to reclaim her identity from the clutches of the nefarious Kree, while serving them some sweet cosmic justice. But there’s a twist: those actions have rippled across the universe, shaking it up in all the wrong ways. As fate would have it, Carol’s drawn into a mind-bending wormhole connected to a Kree revolutionary.
Suddenly, Carol’s powers get all tangled up with an unlikely pair: none other than her biggest fan from Jersey, Kamala Khan (yep, that’s Ms. Marvel) and her long-lost niecesy-wiecesy, Captain Monica Rambeau. This trio of powerhouse ladies find themselves forming a rather odd squad – “The Marvels” – each bringing their unique abilities to the table. They’ve got one mission: learn to play nice and work together because, as it turns out, the fate of the universe is sitting rather precariously on their shoulders.
So there you have it—a sneak peek into what “The Marvels” is all about! Whether you’re revisiting the movie from the comfort of your couch or experiencing it for the first time on Disney+, it’s clear that there’s much more beneath the surface of this Marvel chapter. Remember, superheroes don’t always make a splash at the box office, but they sure do make waves in our imaginations. And who knows? “The Marvels” on Disney+ just might be the perfect viewing choice for an epic movie night. Grab the popcorn and get ready to marvel at… well, “The Marvels!”