The Marvels will hit theaters on July 28, 2023, as part of Phase Five of the MCU. Brie Larson should suit up as Captain Marvel one last time before Rogue takes her power.
What’s next for the MCU? That’s a loaded question, given Disney’s endless catalog of Marvel characters at their disposal. We know for sure that Brie Larson will suit up as Captain Marvel again in Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels. Carol Danvers will be joined by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first mutant, Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) and Monica Rambeau (Spectrum).
The Marvels is a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel and a continuation of Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel. We’ll likely see the trio taking on members of the Kree Empire in a film that sees Monica and Carol swapping places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to figure out why.
After The Marvels, we don’t know what’s going to happen with Captain Marvel, neither does Brie Larson. During D23, the 32-year-old actress asked if anyone wants her to continue playing Captain Marvel — sure, most do. However, with the X-Men coming to the MCU, her time as Captain Marvel should come to an end by the hand of a mutant, Rogue.
The X-Men is a universe all its own, so the stories are endless. There is no way to tell their story in one movie. Instead, the X-Men needs the same treatment as the MCU, with a linear connection. Making Rogue part of Captain Marvel’s story is one way to introduce other mutants into the MCU. It’s also a way for the MCU to tell a story about an antagonist to one of the strongest heroes. Rogue’s backstory is perfect for an empathetic villain seeking redemption.