We have already been treated to a couple new Marvel movies that can be found on our 2023 movies schedule. Come November of this year (specifically on November 10th), fan will get to see the long-awaited return of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in director Nia DaCosta’s follow-up, The Marvels.
However, as the pluralized title suggests, the Earth-born, Kree-powered warrior is not flying solo this time as the highly-anticipated upcoming superhero movie teams her up with Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. We shall cover what we know to expect from their roles, as well as every other actor confirmed to appear in The Marvels cast in our breakdown below.
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel)
Brie Larson made quite an impression with her debut as Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel in her first solo blockbuster, and fans have been patiently waiting to see more of her following her small part in Avengers: Endgame. She made a brief uncredited return in the end credits of Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, but The Marvels will mark her first big return to the character. Some of the Academy Award winner's other recent, notable gigs include Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy from 2019, the tenth installment of the Fast and Furious movies (Fast X), and leading the Lessons in Chemistry cast for Apple TV+.
Iman Vellani (Kamal Khan/Ms. Marvel)
Playing the fan-favorite Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, Iman Vellani is one of the most exciting new stars entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phase 4 – and truth be told, we don’t know much about her. This is because her part in the titular role of the upcoming Ms. Marvel series on Disney+ will mark her small screen debut, and The Marvels will be her first movie. Audiences everywhere are thrilled to discover the talent that led Marvel Studios to cast her in such a key role for the franchise’s future, though we don’t yet know when her streaming show will be premiering.
Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau)
Speaking of heroes in Disney+ shows, Teyonah Parris was a terrific standout playing adult Monica Rambeau in 2021’s WandaVision, and now that she has some killer superpowers of her own she is getting prepared to reunite with Carol Danvers in The Marvels (you may remember that young Monica was played by Akira Akbar in Captain Marvel). The 2023 blockbuster will actually be a reunion for Parris in multiple ways, as she just recently worked with Nia DaCosta in the 2021 Candyman sequel.
Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
Nick Fury was a key person in Carol Danvers’ life when she discovered the totality of her identity and what it could mean for the universe – so it’s only natural that the two characters will be back side-by-side in The Marvels. Jackson confirmed his role in the blockbuster in August 2021, and it will be his 12th time appearing in a Marvel Studios film (including post-credits scenes). Keeping the Disney+ trend going in this feature, Jackson recently starred in the Secret Invasion cast, with Fury serving as the central character of the miniseries.
Zawe Ashton (Dar-Benn)
Every Marvel production needs a principal antagonist, and for The Marvels that role will be played by Zawe Ashton as Dar-Benn. An English actor, she has spent most of her career on the small screen – starring in series like Fresh Meat, Guerrilla, Wanderlust, and The Handmaid’s Tale – but she has film credits on her resume as well, including 2016’s Nocturnal Animals and 2019’s Velvet Buzzsaw (both movies coincidentally starring Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Jake Gyllenhaal).
Saagar Shaikh (Amir Khan)
Kamala Khan may have incredible superpowers, but she is still a kid, and thus isn’t going to be unsupervised by her family. As such, members of her nuclear clan will be reprising their Ms. Marvel roles in The Marvels. Saagar Shaikh from the YouTube series Unfair & Ugly plays Amir Khan, who is Kamala’s older brother. The Marvel blockbuster will mark his feature film debut.
Zenobia Shroff (Muneeba Khan)
Another member of the Khan family, Zenobia Shroff made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Ms. Marvel playing Muneeba Khan, Kamala’s mother, before making her blockbuster debut in The Marvels . Shroff had recurring roles on television shows The Resident and The Affair, and in 2017 she played the mother of Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick. More recently she starred alongside Deadpool’s Karan Soni and Blockers’ Geraldine Viswanathan in the Tribeca Film Festival premiere 7 Days.
Mohan Kapur (Yusaf Khan)
Mohan Kapur is the third Ms. Marvel star confirmed to appear in The Marvels, in which he will reprise his role as Yusaf Khan – Kamala’s father. He has spent most of his career starring in Indian cinema, though he has connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via his career dubbing movies in Hindi. In 2011 he dubbed Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, and since 2016 he has dubbed every appearance of Dr. Stephen Strange.
Most American audiences probably aren’t yet familiar with Park Seo-joon, but that very well may change in 2023 with the release of The Marvels. A popular actor in South Korea who has starred in a number of television shows, some movie fans may recognize him from his small role as Min-hyuk in the Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. His part in Nia DaCosta’s Marvel blockbuster has been confirmed, but we do not yet know who he will be playing.
The Marvels will be playing in theaters everywhere on November 10, 2023. Keep track of all of in-development projects in the canon with our Upcoming Marvel Movies and Upcoming Marvel TV guides.
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