As if we needed any more proof that Captain Marvel and Brie Larson are a complete disaster for the MCU, it’s now revealed Captain Marvel 2 has been dropped in favor of The Marvels.
In a promo released on Monday, Marvel Studios updated its official release date schedule where The Marvels has the same November 11, 2022 release date that was held by Captain Marvel 2.
What is rather interesting is that the change follows thousands of fans on Twitter choosing to get rid of Captain Marvel 2 in favor of other movies, not a good look for the MCU.
The first Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson was not well received by a lot of MCU fans as many thought it to be insulting with its politically correct woke message, which Marvel’s Phase 4 seems to be all about.
Sure the first movie made a billion dollars at the box office, but Kevin Feige was quick to get rid of the writing and directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for the sequel, and now we see Feige has chosen to dump “Captain Marvel” as part of the title which also means Brie Larson isn’t the headliner. Wow.
That’s pretty huge and says a lot and it fits with recent rumors that Disney has no confidence in Brie Larson and even that Larson might get killed off or replaced in the sequel.
It also tells me that Marvel and Feige are well aware of the controversy surrounding Brie Larson and Captain Marvel and probably don’t want a similar situation with what happened to Disney Star Wars in regards to The Last Jedi, and Gina Carano.
In regards to the title, per the logo, “The Marvels” refers to the Brie Larson Captain Marvel and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel (first look here), and I am guessing WandaVision‘s Teyonah Parris will play a factor and could even become the new Captain Marvel.
Update: Marvel.com describes The Marvels as follows where Teyonah Parris happens to be mentioned second, ahead of Iman Vellani:
The sequel to Captain Marvel flies higher, further, faster with director Nia DaCosta as Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) is joined by Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau) and Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan).
Update #2: Director Nia DaCosta has deleted her Twitter account.
Update #3: The logo actually features Monica Rambeau’s logo as part of the “A,” and the “S” is from Ms. Marvel.
Update #4: Ms. Marvel rumored to have Green Lantern-like powers.