Can't Wait for Disney's The Marvels? Here's What to Watch Now
Mark your calendars: The Marvels is coming to the Philippines on November 8. For the first time since 2021's Black Widow, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) spotlights a female-fronted superhero team. The film combines action and sci-fi while its diverse and empowered characters deliver a fresh take on superheroism.
Join Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel as the trio untangle the mystery surrounding their powers. But first, how did they get here? There's lots to cover. If you don't have time to rewatch everything potentially relevant to its storyline, here's a lightning-quick refresher.
Recap: What You Need to Know for The Marvels
Spoilers ahead for events in the MCU.
Since facing off against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel has been traversing the galaxy to defeat other evil forces. She appears briefly in Ms. Marvel after her powers seemingly get tied up with the series' titular character.
Meanwhile, Monica Rambeau gains her powers after encountering the Scarlet Witch in WandaVision. She begins working with Nick Fury, who's been fighting renegade Skrulls to secure Earth's safety in Secret Invasion. The Marvels kick off shortly after these events.
Five Marvel Movies and TV Shows to Stream While You Wait
Maybe you're itching for a Marvel marathon at home–in which case, you're in luck. Globe has exclusive Disney+ offers available, so you can stream hundreds of hours of Marvel Studios content while you wait for the premiere.
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Once you’re ready with your Disney Plus subscription, all that’s left to do is binge. Start with these titles, all essential viewing, before heading to cinemas for The Marvels.
Set in the '90s, the film follows its titular heroine as she discovers her true identity and harnesses her powers. She meets Nick Fury and defends the Skrulls. Audiences also meet Maria Rambeau, a former pilot and Carol Danvers’ (Captain Marvel) best friend.
Endgame flashes forward to 2018 and picks up 23 days after Thanos "snapped" half the universe out of existence. Captain Marvel rescues Tony Stark and Nebula from deep space. She joins the rest of the Avengers in an epic battle against Thanos and his intergalactic forces.
Three weeks post-Endgame, Wanda Maximoff (the Scarlet Witch) uses a powerful hex to create the alternate reality of Westview, a small suburban town. Monica Rambeau, a S.W.O.R.D. agent and Maria's daughter, gets sucked into this magical suburbia. While attempting to help Maximoff, the force from the witch’s hex alters Rambeau’s genetic code, imbuing her with powers.
In mid-2025, Nick Fury unveils a conspiracy by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls to infiltrate Earth. None of the Marvels appear in Secret Invasion, but it sets up their upcoming movie. Notably, Fury recruits Monica Rambeau at the end of Wandavision to help him face off against the Skrulls. That’s how Rambeau probably ends up with Fury in space, as seen in the trailer.
5. Ms. Marvel
Love the Cast? Here's What to Watch Next
In The Marvels, Park Seo-Joon is reportedly playing Yan, the Prince of Aladna. In Secretary Kim, he stars as the swoon-worthy but narcissistic Lee Young-Joon. The VP goes to great lengths to keep his secretary, Kim Mi-So (Park Min-Young), by his side. Naturally, they fall in love. Tune in for next-level kilig.
You know Brie Larson as the tough-as-nails Captain Marvel. But, in Unicorn Store, she plays the artist Kit, a regular person who grapples with failure and adult responsibilities. This fantasy-comedy drama asks: what would you do if you could fulfill your childhood dreams? It's a whimsical tale for kids and kids-at-heart.
The Marvels director Nia DaCosta helms this "spiritual sequel" to 1982's Candyman. Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau) also appears as Brianna Cartwright, a gallerist who witnesses the Candyman’s gruesome curse. You may need a VPN to stream this bone-chilling horror in the Philippines, but it’s worth it. Perfect for the spooky season.
The Marvels premieres in cinemas nationwide on November 8. In the meantime, you can stream everything in the Marvel Studios catalog through Disney+.