Disney Confident The Marvels Will Defeat Hate Campaign

Written By Kieran Bugg and Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner

Disney is confident that The Marvels will overcome the hate campaign currently striking the movie on YouTube. Per Rolling Stone, misogynists have brought the pitchforks to Disney’s latest female-led superhero film. The magazine revealed:

“But on YouTube, the official upload from Marvel studios has been hit by over 300,000 dislikes and thousands of copypasta comments — a popular way to spam content and drown out positive replies by inundating comment sections with similar messaging.”

History repeats itself.

While it’s true there are some people who simply dislike the trailer for artistic reasons, this has happened before. In 2019, Brie Larson‘s preceding Captain Marvel encountered the same kind of female bashing even before Disney released the movie. In fact, Rolling Stone added:

“Even before Captain Marvel premiered, movie review site Rotten Tomatoes had to update its entire policy in an attempt to prevent angry male fans from review-bombing the film before anyone saw it. A 2019 review from Rolling Stone also noted that incels were enraged by Larson’s press tour, where she pushed for more female inclusion in male-dominated superhero films.”

Disney Confident The Marvels Will Defeat Hate Campaign

Disney Confident The Marvels Will Defeat Hate Campaign

Image: Disney

In the end, Disney – and Larson – prevailed. Captain Marvel earned over $1 billion worldwide. Although the huge success of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War ignited the hype for Captain Marvel, it easily swatted its detractors aside. After numerous YouTube channels feasted on rage clicks for Disney Plus’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law because of its feminist perspective, everyone saw this coming.

And sources indicate Disney strongly believes The Marvels won’t be wounded by all this manufactured noise. Certainly, its Rotten Tomatoes score from the critics will play role in how it performs. After all, poor grades tripped over Eternals and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

For now, The Marvels teases a fun crossover event that continues each hero’s respective story. The trailer opens up with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury onboard the S.A.B.E.R. Space Station. S.A.B.E.R. likely left many viewers confused as it’s not an organization from Marvel Comics. Nonetheless, it’s possibly just another name for the group S.W.O.R.D., which we last saw in WandaVision.

A saber is a type of sword.

Moreover, S.A.B.E.R. could even be a nod to the Star Wars franchise as space swords are referred to as lightsabers. Fury is seen communicating with Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, who’s approaching a space jump point. We first saw these jump points in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; since then they’ve shown up more frequently.

Upon making contact, Rambeau’s powers suddenly kick in resulting in her swapping places with Iman Velani’s Kamala Khan. Once again bringing her uplifting enthusiasm to the MCU, Khan is both shocked and ecstatic to meet Fury. In addition, she believes that this is her initiation into the Avengers.

We saw this switch unfold from Khan’s point of view in the end-credits scene of the Ms. Marvel‘s season finale. Furthermore, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers takes the teenage superhero’s place and is understandably confused by the sudden switch.

Meanwhile, Rambeau is transported into the middle of a fight with Kree warriors that Captain Marvel was battling with. The reason for this bizarre situation the three characters find themselves in is anyone’s guess. Following this incident, Fury and Rambeau visit the Khan household, much to her joy. When Rambeau explains that their powers trigger the switch, Khan offers to show off her abilities.

Upon doing so, she and Captain Marvel switch places again. That leads to an awkward reunion between Captain Marvel and Rambeau. Khan’s mother immediately questions Danvers about her daughter’s whereabouts. We see the young mutant on a spaceship with everyone’s favorite Flerken Goose who quickly disposes of their attackers. Khan is unsurprisingly freaked out by the alien cat’s disturbing abilities.

Disney Confident The Marvels Will Defeat Hate Campaign

Disney Confident The Marvels Will Defeat Hate Campaign

Image: Disney

From then on out we see brief glimpses of what else The Marvels‘ plot holds for the cosmic trio. As expected, the villainous Kree make a return in the upcoming sequel but it’s not clear what their role is. Given that Captain Marvel ended with the titular heroine vowing to end their reign of terror she likely succeeds.

Moreover, their uniforms are more comic accurate than what we saw in previous appearances. We also see a litter of kittens (likely Flerkens) run down some stairs indicating that Goose is now a mother. It was already known that Ms. Marvel would be sporting a new get up in the sequel. Now it looks like Captain Marvel will also acquire a new suit of her own. Plus, we finally see Rambeau suit up as well.

The biggest takeaway from the trailer is Zawe Ashton’s mysterious character. She’s revealed to be an Accuser like the Guardians of the Galaxy’s arch-rival Ronan (Lee Pace), who also appeared in Captain Marvel. This is made clear by the weapon she’s using which Ronan also had. She’s also seen wearing the second Noor bangle that was first teased in Ms. Marvel.

Hopefully we’ll get more insight into the powerful artefacts’ origin. It ends with the trio conversing about whether or not they’re actually a team. Despite not giving away too much, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the movie.

Overall, The Marvels looks to be another enjoyable MCU adventure. One that won’t be taken down by trolls.