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If you love ‘Spider-Man’ then watch ‘The Marvels’ trailer

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Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes of all time because Peter Parker is charismatic, noble and pure of heart. Marvel Studios captured that energy with their Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of Kamala Kahn AKA Ms. Marvel, played by the delightful Iman Vellani. The 2022 series introduced a darling new teenage hero with heart and humor. If you love Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel is right up your alley.

In November 2023, Kamala Kahn will return alongside her personal hero, Captain Marvel, as well as Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris, now supercharged thanks to Wanda Maximoff’s spellwork in WandaVision). Their intrinsic link, however, manifests in a rather surprising way.

Check out the trailer:

First, some back story on each of the characters:

In Captain Marvel, we saw how Carol Danvers, a former United States Air Force pilot, was exposed to the energy of the Tesseract in the 1990s and gained cosmic powers, which were further enhanced when she was given Kree blood. The Kree removed Danvers’ memories in order to weaponize her for Starforce, but a chance encounter with the Skrull’s sent Danvers back to Earth in an effort to find out who she was. She rebelled against the Kree Empire and left to help Skrull refugees find a new home, returning from time to time to help the Avengers defeat Thanos. 

In WandaVision, we met the now grown-up, present day Monica Rambeau, daughter of the late Maria Rambeau — fellow pilot and friend to Carol Danvers. Monica was part of the team that responded to the supernatural crisis in the town of Westview, which was encased in the Hex created by Wanda Maximoff. Monica crossed the barrier of the Hex multiple times, resulting in a cellular change that gave Monica superpowers she had only just begun to explore.

In Ms. Marvel, Kamala Kahn, a mutant hybrid with an inherited family bangle that allows her to control Noor, a cosmic, photonic, and mystical energy source of the Noor Dimension out in the Multiverse that is the origin of Clandestines, beings believed to be Djinn due to their supernatural abilities.

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In the new teaser-trailer, these three women are somehow linked, resulting in transporting to each others’ locations in the (presumably) Multiverse through some kind of power entanglement. When they use their powers, they change places without warning — a phenomenon that naturally causes them to get together to figure some things out. 

This comes at the delight of Kamala Kahn, who has idolized Captain Marvel her entire life. It’s Kamala’s infectious energy that brings the trailer to life — her endearing shock when she’s catapulted across the universe/Multiverse and her joy at teaming up with her heroes. 

Directed by Nia DaCosta (Candyman, Little Woods) and written by DaCosta along with Elissa Karasik (Loki), Megan McDonnell (WandaVision), and Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken), the The Marvels is set to be released in theaters on Nov. 10, 2023.