Finally! A woman not only leads a MCU movie but also takes the title herself. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely loved Ant-Man and The Wasp, but the Wasp hasn’t got her own stand alone movie yet. So that alone is big news for all fans, but Captain Marvel is breaking ground in so many other ways.
Set in the (no really that far) past of the 1990’s we’re introduced to Vers, a Kree warrior who finds herself in the middle of a war between the Kree and the Skrull. Still trying to find out who she is after being given Kree blood and powers, Vers not only finds out more about the two sides of the war and her past.
Vers, of course we later will know as Captain Marvel, but the war takes her to planet 53 – or Earth where her story actually began. The movie not only allows her to connect with her past and back story but puts a bit of a feminine touch on her character. From flashes of her past we see that her strong will and determination she had as a child pushed her to try harder even when she’s told (continuously) from men around her she cannot do things. She fights back because she’s not willing to back down. She embraces that and uses it to help her the most when she needs it.
With a main character as a female lead, her interactions are different with characters than a male lead would be. Even her best friend and her daughter have strong messages through their characters and drives the story forward. While things were a bit different in the 90’s, several of the same issues are still on the forefront for women in different roles. The movie brings a strong character that girls of all ages will cheer on and relate to more than they have with any of the other Marvel releases so far.
There are some changes from the comic book canon and may cause some people to complain. One of which is the change of Mar-Vell to a female actress. While this may rub some die hard fans may not like the change, the source of Captain Marvel’s powers coming directly from another strong female character seems to be a better fit with the over all girl power feel of the movie.
Overall, the movie doesn’t feel as strong as the other Marvel movies in the series so far. However, since it is an origin story it has a lot of ground to cover in not a lot of time. The movie will give you a back story not just for Captain Marvel but some other characters we’ve been wondering about for a long time like Coulson and Fury. The movie is vibrant and has amazing graphics, and a sound track that will make any girl who was a teen in the 90’s rock along with it. With nods to the 90’s and a look towards the future, Captain Marvel is a movie you will absolutely want to see in the theater. Be sure to keep an eye on Goose though, it may make you look at your own cat’s a bit different.
After credit scenes? There are two – be sure to stay around and watch them both. But you’re a Marvel fan so you know that already don’t you? One gives you clue for the upcoming Avengers: End Game and the other – is really more for laughs.
Stan Lee Cameo(s)? One in the film but watch the opening Marvel logo for a very special tribute.
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens in theatres everywhere on March 8, 2019!
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About Captain Marvel:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.
Captain Marvel Early Production:
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson.” An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur”), Nicole Perlman (upcoming “First Man,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider,” upcoming “Sherlock Holmes 3”), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (“Glow”), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Ready Player One”), Djimon Hounsou(“Blood Diamond,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lee Pace (“The Book of Henry,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lashana Lynch (“Brotherhood,” “Fast Girls”), Gemma Chan (“Humans,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Algenis Perez Soto (“Sambá,” “Sugar”), Rune Temte (“Eddie The Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom”), McKenna Grace (“I, Tonya,” “Gifted”), with Clark Gregg (“Live by Night,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”), and Jude Law (“Spy,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange,”), Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson (“Gravity,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), costume designer Sanja Hays (“The Fate of the Furious,” “Star Trek: Beyond”), editors Elliot Graham (“Steve Jobs,” “Molly’s Game,”) and Debbie Berman (Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”), two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”), stunt coordinator Jim Churchman (Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” and “Ant-Man” ) and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther”).
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, “Captain Marvel” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and, most recently, “Black Panther.”
With the release of “Black Panther” in February, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success. At the time of release, the film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is on track to the become the highest grossing superhero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to date. “Black Panther” propelled the Marvel brand’s #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 19 consecutive films.My Amazon Picks