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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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the press junket for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in West Hollywood. Peter Sciretta and I will be publishing individual interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, writer/director James Gunn, and actors Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell here on the site in the days leading up to the film’s release next week. In the meantime, I collected ten pieces of info we gleaned at the junket’s two press conferences, which featured key members of the creative team and nearly every major member of the movie’s cast.

In addition to the folks mentioned above, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillain, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone were all in attendance. Read on to discover what we learned from the spirited group interviews.
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avengers 4 title spoils infinity war

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe meticulously planned for the next three years, why is Marvel starting to balk at revealing something as inconsequential as a title? Maybe because it’s not so inconsequential.

Avengers: Infinity War is deep in production right now, but very little is known about its follow-up, known only as Avengers 4 — nor is much known about next wave of movies, or “Phase 4,” that the film is supposed to kick off. Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is hinting that the title for Avengers 4 has yet to be revealed because it’s a major spoiler for the events of Infinity War. As for Marvel’s Phase 4? Feige doesn’t even know if it should be called that.

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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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Kevin Feige

Last night, Marvel Studios opened its doors to the press for the first time on the Disney lot and studio president Kevin Feige provided a number of quotes about a myriad of topics, including former Marvel stalwart Joss Whedon’s move to Warner Bros. and DC with Batgirl, Feige’s plans for Spider-Man’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a lot more. But I know you don’t have the time to sift through the internet to track down all those quotes, so I did it for you. Read on to learn about the most relevant Kevin Feige updates.
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Chris Evans leaving Marvel

After the fourth Avengers film, Chris Evans‘ contract with Marvel is done. Whether it’ll be the last we see of the actor as Captain America, we’ll have to wait and see. Over a year ago, when asked about starring in more movie Marvel films, Evans said, “If Marvel wants me they got me,” but it’s worth noting Marvel President Kevin Feige has teased these upcoming Avengers films as a new beginning of sorts.

While promoting his new film, Marc Webb’s Gifted, Evans talked about having to one day say goodbye to playing Steve Rogers. Below, check out his most recent comments on walking away at some point.

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avengers infinity war

Marvel Studios and Disney have released a featurette for Avengers: Infinity War which gives us our first glimpse of this upcoming epic crossover event. The featurette not only shows us behind the scenes footage from the first couple weeks of filming, but also provides some clues as what we should expect from the story.
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Guardians of the Galaxy - #WheresBlackWidow Gamora toys

The first Guardians of the Galaxy inspired some grumbling when fans realized that while merchandise featuring Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, and Groot was plentiful, toys of Gamora seemed to be few and far in between. #WheresGamora started trending, as audiences called out the studio for giving its female hero the short shrift. Then Marvel seemingly repeated the exact same blunder a year later with Avengers: Age of Ultron, which gave rise to the #WheresBlackWidow hashtag. Even the Hulk got involved with that one.

So, as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looms on the horizon, has Marvel learned its lesson? During an on-set interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige addressed the #WheresBlackWidow and #WheresGamora campaigns, and discussed the efforts the company is making fto ensure its female characters are better represented in the merchandise going forward.  Read More »

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While talking to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the producer was asked about how the company approaches villains and responds to the criticism of “Marvel’s Villain Problem” and reveals that Thanos will (basically) be the main character of Avengers: Infinity War.

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