The Marvels is fast approaching and, thanks to Dune: Part Two's recent release date delay, the Captain Marvel sequel will now be free to play on IMAX screens.
That bodes well for the movie's chances of success and composer Laura Karpman's incredible main theme - "Higher, Further, Faster" - recently premiered during BBC Proms. It's an epic piece of music for an upcoming blockbuster which is expected to clock in at a mere 90 minutes when it blasts into theaters.
Whether that's enough time to do Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Photon's team-up justice is hard to say, though early word on The Marvels has been positive. However, as beneficial as those IMAX screens will be, the sequel will be without its cast due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
That means the movie's leads, Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Teyonah Parris, won't be on hand for promotion, something that's not lost on director Nia DaCosta.
"I'm hoping I’m not promoting the movie by myself," the filmmaker tells The Abbotsford News. "No one's there to see me, either. They’re going to be like, 'Where's Brie Larson?'"
"I think we’re now in a new world," she says of the strike. "Everything that's happening is an existential search that our industry is doing. It won't be solved in one round of negotiations. But I’m hoping that the studios can end the strike soon and get us all back to work - to work for them."
The odds will be stacked against any movie that doesn't have its A-List cast there to build hype, but this is Marvel Studios, and the MCU is a franchise arguably bigger than any one star.
Listen to The Marvels' main theme below.
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 currently set to arrive in theaters on November 10.