The Marvels lands on digital next week

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After a disappointing stint in cinemas, The Marvels is available to buy and rent on digital from 16th January. 

The Marvels, a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, will finally be available to buy and rent from 16th January. The film, starring Brie Larson, originally hit cinemas in November.

Marvel had a pretty abysmal 2023. Out of their slate, only Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 managed to make an appearance in the top 10 highest grossing films of the year and Loki was the only other Marvel project that was critically acclaimed. 

The Marvels was perhaps the most disappointing project for the megastudio. The sequel failed to capture the hearts or butts of audiences, scoring middling or negative reviews and grossing only $205 million worldwide. That’s a lot of money still, but not what Marvel was after. 

Much of the blame fell (a little unfairly) on director Nia DaCosta, but Disney’s CEO Bob Iger blamed the pandemic on the film’s poor performance and reception, saying there wasn’t enough supervision from executives on set.  

Here’s the synopsis: “Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole, her powers are entangled with super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and work together to save the universe.”

We liked the film! In our review, we said it had “brilliant moments of pure creativity” but despite “bold attempts to do something a bit different” couldn’t overcome some pretty basic plotting issues. 

Curiously, Disney hasn’t announced a Disney+ date for The Marvels yet. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness and Thor: Love And Thunder both hit the service about two months after their release, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took over three months to land on Disney+. With that in mind, we’d expect to see The Marvels added to Disney+ in February, but there’s no official word on that yet.

You can buy or rent The Marvels on services like Prime Video, Apple TV and Sky Store on 16th January. 

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