The first wave of Captain Marvel box office tracking numbers have arrived, and if these predictions are accurate, the Brie Larson-led superhero film could end up making around $100 million domestically in its opening weekend. As Deadline points out, that’d be more than any Marvel superhero’s first film except for Black Panther, who was previously introduced in Captain America: Civil War. Read More »
It takes a lot of work to be a superhero. You’ve seen Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth’s bodies swell to the size of small mountains, and now Brie Larson is the latest actor to get the intense super-training experience. But instead of just lifting weights, she’s flying jets. As the titular superhero of Captain Marvel, Larson not only has to hold her own in a fight, but she has to be able to pilot an Air Force plane, which is something that she learned while visiting the U.S. Air Force Base prior to filming.
The latest Captain Marvel featurette explores just the kind of training Larson did, and how it affected her performance as Marvel’s first solo female superhero. Read More »
Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden aren’t the first directing team at Marvel Studios, and they certainly aren’t the first filmmakers to make their MCU debut with a Sundance Film Festival origin story. But they are the first filmmakers tasked with bringing a female-led Marvel superhero film to the big screen, and that’s a big responsibility. Not only that, but they are setting up a character who is supposed to help anchor the next decade of cosmic MCU stories.
Speaking with the duo on the set of Captain Marvel, I felt the confidence and intense thought they had put into it all. Like other filmmaking teams, they would continue and complete each other’s sentences, and add more to each other’s points. When they mentioned that RoboCop was a big reference for them in making this film, I was rather confused, but they had a really good explanation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this interview.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is packed with references and homages to staples of several different genres, from Three Days of the Condor (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) to Inception (Doctor Strange). One would be forgiven for assuming that with all of the characters wandering around the MCU in metal suits, the 1987 sci-fi action classic RoboCop would have been a mainstay reference in that conversation as well, but it seems like the upcoming Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to be heavily inspired by Paul Verhoeven‘s satirical masterpiece.
Learn more about how that film left its mark on Captain Marvel, and what other movies influenced directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck in their approach.
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Shane Black broke into Hollywood as the writer of 1980s action staple Lethal Weapon, and he’d eventually direct a Marvel Studios movie when he made Iron Man 3. But weirdly, it’s Black’s first produced screenplay that’s still providing inspiration for new Marvel Cinematic Universe entries: it turns out the upcoming Captain Marvel is inspired by buddy cop movies from that era, and Lethal Weapon is specifically name-checked in a new interview with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Plus, tickets for the upcoming superhero film are on sale right now, and we’ll point you to where you can get them. Read More »
Carol Danvers is looking to unlock the answers to her past, but it may be a long journey until she finds the key. In the latest Captain Marvel TV spot, the titular cosmic superhero searches for meaning behind her strange memories of Earth while promising to “end” the war between the Kree and the Skrulls. It’s a narrative we’ve seen before in the last few Captain Marvel trailers, but the latest TV spot gives us a glimpse of some new footage of the first female-led Marvel superhero movie.
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The new Captain Marvel trailer dropped last night, revealing more about the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie. Though much of the movie still remains a mystery, we’ve picked up more clues about Captain Marvel‘s plot and its hero, played by Brie Larson.
The film follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who became endowed with incredible cosmic powers and is now part of a cosmic team known as the Starforce. But upon her return to Earth, she realizes that there’s more to her past than she realized.
The new trailer depicts Carol’s search for answers, and perhaps something more sinister at play with the team of “noble warrior heroes” that she works with. Let’s dive into the Captain Marvel trailer breakdown.
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It’s been a long time coming but now it’s here: the Marvel Cinematic Universe has its first female-led superhero film with Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot with super powers caught up in a galactic war. The first Captain Marvel trailer is here, giving us a glimpse of the penultimate entry in phase 3 of the MCU.
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Hot on the heels of the first look at Brie Larson suited up as Captain Marvel, the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have a whole batch of new photos from the Marvel Studios production.
Captain Marvel follows an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers who has turned space cop in an elite unit called Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala. They’re described as the SEAL Team Six of space, which would explain why we see them confronting Kree radical Ronan the Accuser in a new image. However, you Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there might raise your eyebrow at one of the team members on Starforce. Check out all the new Captain Marvel photos below. Read More »
Origin movies are the bread and butter of the superhero movie genre. But while every superhero needs one, not all audiences want one. It may be because we’ve seen Peter Parker get bitten by a spider twice in the past two decades. Or because we’ve seen Bruce Wayne’s parents shot in an alley about 80 million times — even in movies that aren’t even about his origin. It’s no surprise that a few superhero franchises are foregoing the origin story altogether — Spider-Man: Homecoming leapt right past it, Guardians of the Galaxy throws you right into the fray.
But there’s no avoiding an origin story for Captain Marvel. Marvel’s first solo female superhero is relatively unknown to mass audiences, and thus needs a proper introduction, including a classic origin movie. But the Captain Marvel origin story may be a little different than what you would expect.
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