Basics Walk-Through: All The MCU Projects to Watch Before Catching The Marvels
You have homework to do.
The Marvels is being released to a wider audience today, and there are many predictions about how the movie will do at the box office. Speculation, based on early reviews after the film's Las Vegas premiere on November 7, is mixed.
Some say that The Marvels is not even worth your attention and will fail. Others are sure that it is an improvement over some of the previous installments and is a must-check-out. Well, as always, the truth is that every viewer should see the film for themselves and decide if they like it or not.
But before you go, you need to do some homework. You see, The Marvels is one of the most interconnected movies in the superhero universe. It features characters from several previous projects.
Don't worry, there's no need to go through all 50+ MCU titles. Just four will do. Here they are.
Captain Marvel (2019)
The Marvels at its core is the second entry in the Captain Marvel franchise, so you have to revisit the first movie. It introduced many characters and concepts that are important to The Marvels and the MCU as a whole.
The film is primarily about Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and her journey to becoming a superhero. But it also delves into the lives of the Kree (who previously appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Guardians of the Galaxy) and establishes a race of shape-shifting Skrulls, as well as Carol's relationships with Nick Fury and Monica Rambeau, the daughter of her old friend.
Ms. Marvel (2022)
The six-episode miniseries introduces another of The Marvels' main characters, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), and her transformation from geeky fangirl to superhero with the ability to harness cosmic energy.
The show's post-credits scene is a moment that kicks off The Marvels. The new movie will pick up right there.
Of course, WandaVision is first and foremost a show about Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, but it has a subplot that follows the story of Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who has grown up since Captain Marvel and works as a captain in S.W.O.R.D.
As the show progresses, we learn what has happened to Monica and her mother since we last saw them. Additionally, we see Monica gain the supernatural ability to manipulate all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum due to her encounter with Wanda's powers.
Secret Invasion (2023)
The limited series focuses on Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his battle against a group of Skrulls attempting to conquer Earth.
The series introduces a new post-Endgame side of the beloved character and sets up his new role in the universe, showing him as the head of S.A.B.E.R., a secret intergalactic space organization that monitors Earth's extraterrestrial threats.