Audiences have finally gotten their first look at The Marvels, the latest project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Studios film held its premiere in Las Vegas Tuesday, with press screenings also held in New York and Los Angeles. Now, first reactions are arriving on social media, ahead of formal reviews, which hit on Wednesday morning.
Brie Larson, Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani and WandaVision‘s Teyonah Parris star in The Marvels, which hails from Candyman filmmaker Nia DaCosta and arrives in theaters on Friday. It is a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, which raked in $1.128 billion globally. But The Marvels opens amid a very different landscape, and doesn’t have nearly as lofty box office hopes.
The film did not have its actors available to promote the film amid the SAG-AFTRA strike, and Captain Marvel benefited from tying directly to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which helped build excitement. Marvel switched gears in its marketing of the movie on Monday, releasing a last-minute trailer that reminded audiences of Captain Marvel’s ties to the Avengers, and featuring archival footage of Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evan and Josh Brolin.
Read on for a sampling of the first reactions to The Marvels.