THE MARVELS Behind-The-Scenes Photo Reveals That A Major Captain Marvel Development Was Scrapped

THE MARVELS Behind-The-Scenes Photo Reveals That A Major Captain Marvel Development Was Scrapped THE MARVELS Behind-The-Scenes Photo Reveals That A Major Captain Marvel Development Was Scrapped

A newly surfaced behind-the-scenes photo from The Marvels reiterates that a great deal of the Marvel Studio sequel, for some reason, ended up on the cutting room floor. Find more details after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Dec 17, 2023 06:12 AM EST
Filed Under: The Marvels

At just 1 hour and 45 minutes, The Marvels was a breezy adventure that, unfortunately, was deemed a throwaway adventure by the vast majority of moviegoers (explaining why the Captain Marvel sequel failed to take flight at the box office). 

It's no secret that a big chunk of the movie was left on the cutting room floor and we know from concept art and plot leaks that the ending underwent some significant changes. Now, though, a newly surfaced behind-the-scenes photo confirms Carol Danvers once had a much different role to play in the story. 

As you can see below, there was a point when Carol - during what appears to be the evacuation of Nick Fury's S.A.B.E.R. base - would have been wielding one of the Kree bangles/Nega-Bands and Dar-Benn's Universal Weapon. 

Without having additional context, it's hard to say what this meant for The Marvels, but we'd bet on there being a very different version of the movie somewhere in the bowels of Marvel Studios. For example, there was a time when Carol and Valkyrie's past romance would have been confirmed during their reunion. 

"I'll pitch Kevin 17 versions of what can happen with all these women, and why and how, and this and that," The Marvels director Nia DaCosta recentkly said about the chances of a third Captain Marvel movie. "And he's like, 'Okay, girl', and sometimes I think I've really got a movie going after this. And then other times, I'm like, 'Oh, they have this whole other plan that I'm not a part of.'"

#ReleaseTheDaCostaCut? We're not banking on that ever happening, but The Marvels is the second MCU movie released in 2023 to have suffered from "fixes" made with reshoots (the other was Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and its new ending). 

In The Marvels, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe.

When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as "The Marvels."

The movie stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon.

The Marvels is now playing in theaters worldwide.

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MikeyL - 12/17/2023, 6:09 AM
High key curious as to what this alternative third act may have been
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 12/17/2023, 6:24 AM
@MikeyL - Said no one ever. Well, no one but you.
MikeyL - 12/17/2023, 6:25 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - forgive me, I forgot it’s cool to hate on this film. It’s not like I think this film is amazing or anything, I’m just curious as to what could have been
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 12/17/2023, 6:27 AM
@MikeyL - It's not a matter of cool or hate. It's a matter of this movie being such an uninspired MEH of nothing, is it really interesting what its lame final battle would be originally? Well, clearly not good enough to salvage the movie, that is for sure.
DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 6:37 AM

It was like eating water flavored cotton candy.

No substance.
dagenspear - 12/17/2023, 6:45 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - And that changes nothing about someone being curious about would alternate things could've been.
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 12/17/2023, 6:24 AM
God, this movie exists, I just remembered.
vectorsigma - 12/17/2023, 6:26 AM
This is the most satisfying flop of the year.
DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 6:35 AM

Studio exec: The whole movie stars 4 minorities & only 1 white woman. That’s enough without cramming the gay in too.

Low level exec: Cool! Now let’s put in a ton of great fight & space scenes that help further develop these characters and give a glimpse of how they will majorly impact the wider MCU.

Studio exec: no need for all that. We checked the heck out of those boxes! Throw in some slapstick and call it a wrap.
Feralwookiee - 12/17/2023, 8:12 AM
@DocSpock - Don't forget CATS!
It's nice to see these corporations commit financial suicide.
Origame - 12/17/2023, 9:35 AM
@DocSpock - nah. This is how it went down.

Exec 1: "good. We got the 4 minority leads and plenty of women. Now let's get that gay representation and confirm valkyrie and Carol were an item"

Exec 2: "um sir? South park just released the panderverse, and they said all we've been doing is putting a chick in it and making her gay"

Exec 1: "fine. We won't make her gay...this time"
DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 12:12 PM
@Feralwookiee -

Yech!!! If I want singing & dancing & cats, I'll take my wife back to Broadway again never.

DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 12:15 PM
@Origame -

And in all that talk...... the word quality was never spoken.

Origame - 12/17/2023, 12:29 PM
@DocSpock - dude, did you see the trailer for American society of magical negros? It's unreal how pathetic Hollywood pandering is.
DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 2:14 PM
@Origame -

I haven't heard of that. And I'm pretty sure I don't want it showing up in my search history either.

Origame - 12/17/2023, 4:15 PM
@DocSpock - I wouldn't blame you. All I can tell you is it's not a spoof.
DocSpock - 12/17/2023, 5:06 PM
@Origame -


marvel72 - 12/17/2023, 8:07 AM
I'm trying to move on from this movie then BANG! another article.
GeneralZod - 12/17/2023, 8:34 AM
"Breezy adventure." No, Josh, it's a turd that is drying out and blowing away in the wind.
SuperiorHeckler - 12/17/2023, 8:56 AM
"... The Marvels was a breezy adventure..." -Josh 'Make-Mine-Marvel' Wilding

Really Josh? "Breezy"??? You just continue go all weak-kneed and flaccid when it comes to your precious MARVEL. Even for a flick that was left in the financial dust of THE FLASH! 😆
TheLight - 12/17/2023, 9:25 AM

And see more of this???

Mugens - 12/17/2023, 9:53 AM
I'm just curious to know how many of those who love to hate on this movie actually saw it. If you did and hate it, that's cool. I respect your opinion even if I don't necessarily agree with it. If not, your words mean just two things, jack and shit.
AnthonyVonGeek - 12/17/2023, 11:11 AM
@Mugens - I made it to the singing planet scene and had to stop watching. I felt like I was watching a cheesy low budget made for the Disney channel show from the late 90s 🤷‍♂️
mountainman - 12/17/2023, 11:57 AM
@Mugens - Haven’t seen it, but I can confidently say it looks bad and it was a major flop.
Vigor - 12/17/2023, 12:28 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - that song part was funny though

But yeah I can see some not liking jt
TheLight - 12/17/2023, 1:32 PM
@Mugens - I saw it with a bunch of buddies thinking possibly they would have a solid sequel to a mid level movie that was at least in some moments passable. I should've known better. Almost walked out when the singing planet came on. After the whole thing, we went to a bar.
TheLight - 12/17/2023, 1:33 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I should've listen to my instincts when that scene came on.
MarvelZombie616 - 12/17/2023, 3:27 PM
@Mugens - I watched the entire movie on it's premiere day with two friends and we all hated it. Even Ant-Man 3, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 had some cool scenes.
This movie had none. Zero.
I saw Migration today, my 52nd movie in theatres this year.
The Marvels is the worst so far.
Still got 2 movies to watch in 2023, one of them Aquaman 2.
Mugens - 12/17/2023, 4:46 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I'll admit, that scene wasn't a high point, but Monica two-fisting drinks was a bit funny.
TheFinestSmack - 12/17/2023, 10:18 AM
Oh wow! What a "REVEAL"!!!
AnthonyVonGeek - 12/17/2023, 11:13 AM
“A breezy adventure”? Ok Josh we get it, when god was handing out brains you thought he said trains and said “I want a slow one”
MarvelZombie616 - 12/17/2023, 3:34 PM
The 5th weekend of The Marvels brought $514k, bringing it to $84 million domestic.
I hope this pos movie leaves theatres after 42 days, but i fear that it will stay in domestic theatres one week more.
Internationally there are very few theatres still showing the movie.
Batmangina - 12/17/2023, 5:23 PM
I couldn't make it past 30 minutes thus far but DisMarv totally [frick]ed up by not leaning into the Ms. Marvel as fangirl hero and make it a series about THAT and THAT alone.

Make it a 21st Century Marvel Team-Up D+ show where they could have gotten ALL the virtue signaling jagoff A list movie stars to do ONE [frick]ing episode each that actually told the [frick]ing tale of Ms. Marvel as the teenage Muslim hero and how she could learn ONE [frick]ing lesson from each of the Avengers or whoever the [frick] is left in the MCU.

The Ms. Marvel girl is good. They totally [frick]ed it all up by not leaning into the thing they were supposed to be so [frick]ing concerned about.

Disney eats Dicks

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