Brie Larson Captain Marvel director

Captain Marvel was first announced in 2014, but it won’t hit theaters until 2019, which is why progress on the film has felt like such painfully slow going. Still, Marvel took a very encouraging step forward this summer when they confirmed Brie Larson as the lead superhero. Now the next big task will be locking down a director, which Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says they’ll do by the end of the year.

In a new interview, he explains why it’s taken them so long to find a Captain Marvel director, and what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo leading female superhero. Here’s a hint: he describes Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel as “by far the strongest character we’ve had.”  Read More »

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‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be an Origin Story

captain marvel origin

When someone eventually gets around to writing that comprehensive book tracking the history and evolution of the modern superhero movie, there needs to be a chapter dedicated to how audiences have grown alongside comic book adaptations. Once upon a time, these movies had to meet the viewer halfway. Yellow costumes became black leather and so on. These days, audiences are more than willing to just roll with the punches. Movies like Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad simply wouldn’t have existed a decade ago.

And because of this shift, origin stories have become something of a dirty word. They’re passé. We can now meet a new Peter Parker and just accept that this guy is Spider-Man and get going. So the news that Captain Marvel will be an origin story is interesting…and it actually says something about the state of the modern superhero movie.

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The Defenders

Everyone involved in Avengers: Infinity War has pretty much dashed all hopes of seeing some of Marvel’s television heroes on the big screen in the upcoming epic crossover event film. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Marvel television head Jeph Loeb have both cited off the list of reasons why it probably wouldn’t happen, but that doesn’t mean it won’t.

In a new interview, Infinity War filmmakers the Russo Brothers give fans some hope that Netflix’s The Defenders (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) could still appear. Could we see Marvel’s tv heroes in Infinity War? They also again confirm that Brie Larson will appear in the film as Captain Marvel. Find out what they had to say, after the jump.

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Captain Marvel director shortlist

Now that Captain Marvel has its Captain Marvel, it’s honing in on a director to bring the superhero to life. Marvel Studios has reportedly whittled down the list of contenders, and emerged with a shortlist that includes Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lesli Linka Glatter (TV’s Homeland and Mad Men), and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). However, it may be a while yet before Marvel Studios makes its final decision.

UPDATE: One more contender has emerged for the Captain Marvel directing gig. According to reporter Jeff SneiderRebecca Thomas is also in the running. Learn more about her below. Read More »

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Are there talks with Netflix for a third season of Young Justice yet? Want to see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston being wonderful by visiting a children’s hospital in Australia? Want to see more of the Captain America: Civil War brawl? Would you sign a petition for ABC to release the Marvel’s Most Wanted pilot? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »


Captain America: Civil War had one of the biggest casts in Marvel movie history. Not only did it bring back nearly all the Avengers, it also unveiled Spider-Man and Black Panther. And Joe and Anthony Russo‘s next film for Marvel looks even bigger. Avengers: Infinity War promises to bring together the Avengers, the Guardians, and literally dozens of other existing MCU characters. But apparently, there’s still room for more. The directors say the film will introduce yet another new character to the Marvel cinematic universe.  Read More »

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