The Marvels director on battling superhero fatigue with a wacky, silly sequel

The Marvels director Nia DaCosta wants to stand out from superhero fatigue with a really wacky and silly sequel.

Does superhero fatigue exist? The lackluster box office of recent Marvel and DC movies suggests that it does, but then the question becomes how do you change things? For Nia DaCosta, director of The Marvels, you battle superhero fatigue by standing out from the rest.

While speaking with Total Film about The Marvels, Nia DaCosta says that superhero fatigue does exist and explains the biggest difference between her sequel and the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. “I think superhero fatigue absolutely exists,” DaCosta said. “The biggest difference from the other MCU movies to date is that it’s really wacky, and silly. The worlds we go to in this movie are worlds unlike others you’ve seen in the MCU. Bright worlds that you haven’t seen before.

To be fair, Marvel has done wacky and silly before. But for every Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor: Ragnarok that has the right balance, there’s a Thor: Love and Thunder that goes overboard. Even Chris Hemsworth has admitted that the latest Thor sequel was “too silly” for its own good. Here’s hoping that The Marvels won’t follow the same path.

In Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence,” reads the official synopsis. “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.

In addition to Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, The Marvels also stars Teyonah Parrish as Monica Rambeau, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, Zawe Ashton as Dar-Benn, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The Marvels will hit theaters on November 10th.

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