Marvel Studios has quite an array of projects on the horizon. We’ll get introduced to a multitude of new heroes while others are making their grand return. Among them, The Marvels will take on that role for multiple characters. The sequel will not only continue Captain Marvel’s storyline from 2019 but also introduce a variety of heroes that are only recently joining the franchise on Disney+. They might even introduce others moving forward, as some castings hint at other iconic heroes joining. Director Nia DaCosta has been vocal about her approach to the film and she wants to explore pain and trauma in the story. In a new interview with Inverse, she also highlighted how she wants to approach exploring Brie Larson‘s Captain Marvel in the sequel.
That’s a really good question. For The Marvels, my biggest thing going into it was making sure I approached these characters as human beings and not necessarily as superheroes. I want to know more about Captain Marvel. Who is she? What are her fears? What drives her? How do you actually deal with being the most powerful being in the universe? How does that weigh on you? That’s the sort of thing I want to explore.Nia DaCosta
It’s an interesting approach, as Captain Marvel faces a similar issue that Superman has. With their abilities and powers, it’s not an easy task to find an appropriate antagonist for them to face that challenges them. Their approach to twist that concept and also using it as a basis to challenge the classic superhero formula is a great move.