Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers’ new relationship status appears to be revealed in newly released, low-resolution footage from The Marvels. Is that correct?
The upcoming The Marvels is the next big screen adventure from Marvel Studios. Brie Larson’s titular heroine will team up with Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan to stop a powerful Kree monarch who has entwined the trio’s superpowers.
Captain Marvel’s squad will visit a new planet that has yet to be seen in the MCU at some point throughout the film’s unusually short runtime. where the ladies will meet Prince Yan, played by Park Seo-joon.
The Marvels Footage Shows Carol Paired With Prince Yan
X user wwmarvels posted a new, albeit grainy, look at The Marvels. The footage was taken from a film trailer that was aired in theaters before to the feature presentation.
Captain Marvel, alias Carol Danvers, is seen walking hand-in-hand with Park Seo-joon’s Prince Yan at the 1:18 mark. The scene then shifts to Monica saying, “Princess?!”
This implies that Danvers is Yan’s girlfriend or wife. However, it’s worth mentioning that many fans have expressed a strong desire for Carol to be a lesbian in the MCU.
Speculation, as well as leaks and rumors, have suggested that Yan and Carol’s relationship is merely platonic, and that Carol is only recognized as this world’s princess owing to a communication breakdown. After all, it has previously been stated that the majority of the world’s population communicates through song.
Captain Marvel’s Romantics in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Despite her supposedly confirmed status as Prince Yan’s wife, a substantial (and vocal) part of the MCU’s fans wishes Carol’s lesbian identity were formally confirmed.
To clarify, Danvers was not granted a romantic interest in her debut on-screen appearance, Captain Marvel in 2019. This is normal for most MCU heroes, especially in their debut solo film. Scott Lang had Hope Van Dyne, Tony Stark had Pepper Potts, and so on.
Carol, on the other hand, was presented as being especially close to her Air Force buddy Maria Rambeau, Monica’s mother. There’s clearly much to be done about depicting deep, loving female friendships in films that aren’t strictly romantic, but many fans have latched on Carol and Maria’s interaction as something more than friendly.
Another facet of Captain Marvel’s persona that has been frequently referenced as evidence in this argument is her haircut in Avengers: Endgame. While it closely reflected certain comic book runs (where, it should be noted, she is straight), her short, precisely-cropped hair in Endgame were described as a tad butch by LGBTQ+ fans and their allies.
Whether or not this was Marvel’s intention, Carol’s hair does contribute to the notion that she is, in fact, a lesbian.
Carol’s sexual orientation is mostly irrelevant to her day-saving heroics and tremendous cosmic powers, but being acknowledged as queer would be a significant success in the eyes of fans.
After all, lesbian representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been sorely weak thus far. And Kevin Feige committed to support the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters in the franchise.
The Marvels, a film by Marvel Studios, will be released in theaters on Friday, November 10.