“Now apologize to Nia DaCosta”: Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews After Being Dragged Through Mud for Months

Director Nia DaCosta faced controversies throughout the production of the film, including her relocation to the UK to start work on another project

“Now apologize to Nia DaCosta”: Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews After Being Dragged Through Mud for Months


  • The Marvels, a Brie Larson-starrer featuring Teyonnah Parris and Iman Vellani, is set to release on November 10th, 2023 worldwide.
  • The film has been highly anticipated due to its interweaving of the narrative of Miss Marvel and Captain Marvel, and its tie-in with the X-Men franchise.
Featured Video

The long wait for the release of The Marvels is finally over. The Brie Larson starrer also featuring Teyonnah Parris and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan aka Miss Marvel, will release worldwide on November 10th, 2023, and has been one of the most anticipated films in the franchise, mainly for the interweaving of the narrative of Miss Marvel and Captain Marvel.

The Marvels
Brie Larson, Teyonnah Parris, and Iman Vellani in The Marvels

The road to the film’s release though, has been nothing short of challenging, with the trailer receiving lukewarm responses, Brie Larson’s expressions being analyzed, and the film’s director Nia DaCosta having to explain certain controversies that plagued the production. Despite the film having many detractors who dismissed it even before making it to the big screen, The Marvels looks to have answered them in the best fashion possible by receiving very positive initial reviews from critics.

Also Read: X-Men Get All the Hype as ‘The Marvels’ Teases Major Cameo in Brie Larson Film


Netizens Back Nia DaCosta As The Marvels’ Opens To Great Reviews

The Marvels will finally be accessible to audiences on the big screen from November 10th, 2023. Meanwhile, the initial reactions from critics are extremely heartwarming, especially considering the continuous backlash the film received on various aspects, even before its release.

Brie Larson
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in The Marvels

With Variety Magazine calling the film a brilliant wacky effort that epitomizes the comic book aesthetic perfectly, netizens around the world are now demanding an apology for director Nia DaCosta, who received a lot of negativity for certain production decisions that she took.

Judging from the early responses to The Marvels, Brie Larson and team look well on the road to creating a blockbuster hit for the franchise. It now remains to be seen how audiences across the world receive the film, which will be known from the box office collections.


Also Read:  “It really wasn’t this dramatic”: Nia DaCosta Downplays Leaving The Marvels Midway for Another Movie

Nia DaCosta On The Marvels Controversy That Sullied Her Name

An all-woman ensemble works best with an accomplished female director. While Nia DaCosta seemed to be the perfect choice to helm The Marvels, the director’s journey from filming to production was marred by a lot of backlash and criticism that she received from various corners. One of the main bones of contention regarding DaCosta was the fact that she relocated to the UK to start work on another film, in the middle of various reshoots and post-production issues that were plaguing The Marvels.

Nia DaCosta
Nia DaCosta in an interview with Jake’s Takes

While social media ripped apart DaCosta for her apparent disinterest and callousness regarding the project she was helming, the filmmaker went public to clarify that these were all speculations that did not have any truth to them. In an interview with Jake’s Takes, she laid down the chain of events which proved that she was the person who was put in difficulty due to issues surrounding The Marvels.


“Instead of being a two-year process, which I was deeply committed to, it became a three-and-a-half-year process… and they knew the entire time that I had an obligation, a greenlit movie with people that were waiting for me.”

Now, DaCosta’s detractors are being made to eat their words regarding their opinion on the director, as The Marvels is looking to rule the box office based on the initial reactions to the film.

Also Read: “Including footage of Iron Man and Captain America is not gonna help”: MCU Gets Awful Response After Latest Trailer For Brie Larson’s The Marvels





Written by Sharanya Sankar

Articles Published: 1193

Sharanya Sankar, Writer for Fandomwire
Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.