Get Tickets THE MARVELS opens November 10th
Nothing makes a comic book movie more exciting than seeing two or more beloved superheroes join forces. This is what takes place in THE MARVELS – Nia DaCosta’s sequel to 2019’s CAPTAIN MARVEL, and one of many highly anticipated, upcoming movies directed by women – when Carol Danvers (Academy Award® winner Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan (Iman Vellani) find themselves mysteriously linked to one another.
For die-hard fans of the franchise, it should go without saying that the 33rd installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which is set to open in AMC Theatres on November 10th – is just one of many that depicts an epic character alliance. We are not just talking about the stellar crossover events that are the AVENGERS movies, either. In honor of THE MARVELS, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite MCU team-ups from over the years.
Captain Marvel And Nick Fury
Captain Marvel was still known as Vers and unaware her real name was Carol Danvers when she found herself stranded on Earth in 1995. The only one she could turn to in order to figure out how to get “home” and uncover her true identity was Agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
CAPTAIN MARVEL is not just the story of the title character fulfilling her destiny, but also of a very green Fury’s first step toward becoming S.H.I.E.L.D.'s imposing director. Their pairing was not only beneficial to each other’s growth, but sparked the beginning of superheroism in the MCU as we know it, canonically speaking.
Captain America And Black Widow
Some of the more oft-referenced MCU pairings may include Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) or Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) with Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). However, the time Captain America and Black Widow teamed up in 2014’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER was equally iconic.
Cap and “Nat’s” impeccable skills in hand-to-hand combat and differing confrontational styles are one thing, but what really makes the duo so memorable is their friendly banter. Seeing Nat’s intrusion on Steve’s love life occasionally pour into their work life leads to some of the MCU’s most hilarious moments.
Thor, Hulk, Valkyrie, Loki
Few MCU movies are quite as funny, however, as THOR: RAGNAROK. Not only did director Taika Waititi’s 2017 Marvel movie redefine Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder, but it also saw the character lead a pretty unlikely foursome.
Collectively known as “the Revengers,” Thor, his old “friend from work,” Bruce “Hulk” Banner (Mark Ruffalo); his new friend, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson); and mischievous adopted brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), band together to escape Sakaar and save Asgard from Hela (Cate Blanchett). Their banter – a lot of which came from the cast going off script – is also the stuff of hilarious legend.