Warning! This post contains spoilers for The Marvels.
- Phases 4 and 5 of the MCU will feature multiversal conflicts in upcoming Avengers movies, and The Marvels introduced a fun deviation from the formulaic Avengers storyline.
- The Marvels sets up a musical ally for the Avengers in the form of Captain Marvel’s connection to Prince Yan and the people of Aladna, who communicate through song and dance.
- Including musical scenes in the Avengers movies would allow the MCU to explore new genres and keep audiences engaged after over 30 movies of the same elements.
Phases 4 and 5 of the MCU have set up many multiversal conflicts to be paid off in the upcoming Avengers movies, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, and now The Marvels has introduced a fun way these films can deviate from their predecessors. While the Avengers movies are some of the strongest and most popular in the MCU, they have become a bit formulaic. Each involves Earth’s Mightiest Heroes coming together to take on a catastrophic threat, and they all incorporate dynamic battle scenes of the heroes using their distinct power sets and fighting styles to defeat massive armies.
The only notable change between movies is the number of Avengers increases each time, with the first Avengers movie focusing on the original six, and Avengers: Endgame showcasing dozens of heroes. The Kang Dynasty is expected to feature all the MCU’s current heroes teaming up to battle variants of Kang as they reignite a multiversal war, and Secret Wars will have a similar grand scale, if not larger thanks to the multiverse. Because audiences have already seen a huge team of Avengers fighting a powerful villain, the next Avengers movies will need to incorporate new elements to make them fun and engaging. The Marvels just introduced the perfect way to do this.
The Marvels Sets Up A Musical Ally For Avengers 5 & 6
The Marvels revealed that Captain Marvel had entered a political marriage with Prince Yan of the planet Aladna. The people of Aladna can only communicate through song, with the notable exception of Prince Yan himself, who is bilingual. When Captain Marvel arrives on Aladna with Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, the trio are greeted by its people with singing and dancing, and Captain Marvel herself sings and dances to warn Prince Yan that Dar-Benn is coming to attack Aladna, making for a pretty hilarious scene. When Dar-Benn and her army arrive, Prince Yan and his forces immediately jump into battle, proving that they are formidable opponents.
As she is technically their princess, Captain Marvel is famous and beloved on Aladna, and she knows that she can contact Prince Yan whenever she needs help, having saved his home multiple times. Because of this connection, the MCU has a great opportunity to reintroduce Prince Yan and his army in the upcoming Avengers movies, having them join the multiversal war in support of Captain Marvel. The movies could include imaginative scenes with the Aladna army musically battling Kang variants and other villains, with choreographed dance-fighting and empowering song. This would expand the Aladna people beyond mere comic relief into some of the most creative fighters in the MCU.
Why The MCU Needs A Musical Avengers Scene
The MCU should incorporate musical scenes into the upcoming Avengers movies, because it will allow the franchise to tap into a genre it has yet to explore, which would capture audiences. Because superheroes often fight battles, most superhero movies, including those in the MCU, are action movies. Audiences are drawn in by the dynamics, fight scenes, heart-gripping chase scenes, and impressive displays of power, all of which the MCU is known for. But after over 30 movies, those same elements can become tiring, and if Marvel wants its fans to remain invested, it would be smart to experiment with other genres.
Some MCU movies and shows have done this and were met with positive reception. WandaVision famously paid homage to decades of American sitcoms and only really returned to traditional Marvel form in its finale. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been celebrated for being more of a mystery and espionage movie than a generic action flick. Also, while it has been met with criticism, an aspect of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that is consistently praised is Sam Raimi’s direction and incorporation of horror movie elements. The next Avengers movies including musical elements like The Marvels could be an incredible new area for the MCU to explore.