The Marvels Director Talks About Short Runtime


In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Nia DaCosta, the director of the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film “The Marvels,” shed light on the decision behind the movie’s relatively shorter runtime of 105 minutes. This runtime sets “The Marvels” apart from other MCU films like “The Incredible Hulk” and “Thor: The Dark World,” both of which ran for 108 minutes.

DaCosta explained her intention to keep the film under two hours, emphasizing her belief that a film’s length should be dictated by the story it aims to tell. She noted that a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes is quite standard for a movie, and she and her team were excited about the choice. DaCosta expressed her view that a film’s length should align with what’s best for the story, and she was even surprised by the attention the film’s runtime received. She stated, “I just think you do what’s right for the movie.”

The Marvels” promises an intriguing and unique narrative as it explores the consequences of Monica Rambeau’s abilities becoming intertwined with those of Kamala Khan and Carol Danvers when they venture into a wormhole connected to the Kree. This unexpected connection leads to a constant swapping of their powers, creating an exciting dynamic among the three main characters. As they seek to unravel the mystery behind their abilities and confront a menacing presence in the form of Dar-Benn, audiences can anticipate a thrilling and action-packed experience that sets “The Marvels” apart in the MCU.

The film’s final trailer, released recently, offers a glimpse of familiar characters, including Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel, Nick Fury, and Dar-Benn. However, it also provides brief flashbacks featuring some iconic characters like Chris Evans’ Captain America and Iron Man, leaving fans intrigued about their involvement. Additionally, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie makes an appearance in the trailer, hinting at her role in the film.

“The Marvels” boasts an impressive ensemble cast, with Brie Larson reprising her role as Captain Marvel, Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Zawe Ashton as the enigmatic Dar-Benn. The film also introduces Park Seo-joon as Prince Yan and welcomes back Samuel L. Jackson as the ever-mysterious Nick Fury. The screenplay was a collaborative effort between Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, and Elissa Karasik.

As a sequel to the 2019 film “Captain Marvel,” “The Marvels” delves deeper into the character of Captain Marvel, positioning the story after the events of the 1990s-set predecessor. The film unravels Carol’s origins and the crucial role she played in laying the groundwork for the Avengers Initiative, with her friendship with Nick Fury being a central focus.

Fans can mark their calendars for the release of “The Marvels,” which is set to hit theaters on November 10, 2023, promising an action-packed, character-driven experience that aims to push the boundaries of storytelling within the MCU.



Don’t just scratch the surface. Get the best of the beasts!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *