captain marvel origin

Brie Larson broke out with a raw performance in Short Term 12 and has been firmly on the rise ever since. She won an Oscar for her devastating work in Room, appeared as the female lead in Kong: Skull Island and last weekend’s Free Fire, and is making her directorial debut with Unicorn Store. Not bad for a 27-year-old.

Oh yeah – and she’s also been cast as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero and the first female character to lead her own solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No big deal.

In a new interview, Larson explains why she accepted the role and what it means to her. Plus, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige sounds off about why she was the right choice for the role. Read the Brie Larson Captain Marvel comments below.
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Spider-Man Homecoming

Which Superman villain might be coming to Supergirl before the end of the second season? Would Joss Whedon ever have Alicia Silverstone make a cameo in his Batgirl movie? Want to hear David Hasselhoff rap on a track from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack? Are Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 still shooting at the same time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

With the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press junket happening this week in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been participating in numerous interviews talking about the future of the company’s films. We’ve collected a few choice quotes below, including Feige talking about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be “very, very different” after Avengers: Infinity War, his plans to hire more top caliber Hollywood veterans, and an update on the studio’s filming slate.

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captain marvel directors

Yesterday, it was announced that the filmmaking team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would direct Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first solo film to star a female superhero. Today, our own Peter Sciretta sat down with Marvel Studios president and Marvel Cinematic Universe producer Kevin Feige and learned why the directors of small dramas like Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind landed this job.

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Captain Marvel Origin

Yesterday, Marvel revealed that the directors of Captain Marvel are none other than Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, prompting people around the world to say… “Who?”

This isn’t the first time that the media giant has gone from left field with their choices, hiring directors famous inside the world of independent film but not much farther than that. After all, this is the company that made James Gunn, a man who once made $150 for writing a Troma movie, a household name. This is the studio that allowed the brothers who directed Welcome to Collinwood to make the next logical step and go on to Captain America: Civil War. Through Marvel, anything is possible, and Boden and Fleck have a really solid history of crafting intense, character-driven movies…and even directing a few future Marvel superheroes along the way.

Let’s take a look back through their filmography.

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Spider-Man vs Doc Ock Print

Is production on Luke Cage starting soon? Which Avenger does Dave Bautista want to see Drax the Destroyer share a scene with the most? Want to see Rob Liefeld‘s drawing of Josh Brolin as Cable? Do you want to see Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel recording their voices for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Is Wade Wilson‘s blind roommate coming back for Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

captain marvel origin

The director of the Captain Marvel movie has a big responsibility: they have to introduce a character who isn’t particularly well known outside of comic book shops to a wide audience while also shouldering the burden of making the first solo female superhero movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And now, we know who Marvel Studios has tasked with the gig: the directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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Marvel Heroes Omega

What the hell is the #GrootDancebomb challenge? Want to see a Batman: The Animated Series poster in the style of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Which songs do you hope are on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack? Will Gotham and Agents of SHIELD get renewed for another season? How far to Marvel’s plans for Spider-Man in the MCU currently go? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wonder Woman Commemorative Edition

When will the first episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series debut? Could Gwyneth Paltrow end up returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point? Is there a chance Spider-Man could leave the MCU after the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? What would Morena Baccarin like to see happen with her Deadpool character? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer breakdown

In addition to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage description we ran earlier, we also have a rundown of all the other sneak previews that Disney screened during yesterday’s shareholder meeting. This includes clips from Frozen 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Pixar’s Coco and some concept art from Captain Marvel. We’ve got the full rundown below.

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