The Marvels teaser, which reintroduces Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, has received mixed reactions from fans since its release this week.
Larson first appeared in Captain Marvel four years ago as Carol Danvers before returning the following year to aid the Avengers defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
Although the current video has a lot of action and an appearance by Samuel L. Jackson and Ms. Marvel hero Kamala Khan (played by Iman Vellani), fans are obviously disappointed and have expressed their displeasure by hitting the hate button in droves on YouTube.
The Marvels Trailer
The teaser starts with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, but it quickly shifts to the three women in control, with Larson leading with Teyonah Parris from WandaVision and Vellani.
The Marvels takes place after the events of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, with a post-credits scene showing Kamala seemingly trading places with Carol – and this is where The Marvels begins.
According to the trailer, not only are Kamala and Carol involved in the swapping, but so is Parris’ Monica Rambeau.
The switches happen whenever they utilise their powers, a blunder that soon causes havoc and should be a popular with Marvel fans.
Unfortunately, The Marvels has become a victim of dislike-bombing by dissatisfied fans, a move that some would have predicted given the reaction of a portion of Marvel fans to the first film.
The trailer received 7.6 million views in under 11 hours, yet it received 214 thousand dislikes on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel, compared to 318 thousand likes.
The trailer had 379K dislikes two days after it was released.
In the run-up to Captain Marvel’s 2019 release, fans flocked to Rotten Tomatoes to submit nasty reviews in order to lower the audience score. The audience score is presently a poor 45 percent as of April 2023.
For some unexplained reason, some MCU fans despise Brie Larson. They have since chosen to vent their rage by review-bombing Captain Marvel, and sadly, The Marvels’ fate was written on the wall before the trailer was published.
Having said that, the number of supporters that go out of their way to dislike and review-bomb Larson-related projects is limited. The 2019 superhero film grossed $1.131 billion worldwide and was given a sequel.
The Marvels will be released in theatres on November 10, 2023.