The polarizing new Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel, arrives in theaters this week. Instead of writing about all the negativity surrounding the film (mainly because of Brie Larson’s outrageous anti-white guy statement) I will write about my love for the character of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.
Even though it’s getting harder and harder to separate actors personal lives/thoughts from their movie roles, I still want to see Captain Marvel. I love Marvel Comics and never thought Captain Marvel got her due until probably the last ten years. She was always Marvel’s Wonder Woman but never got to the same status.
Then a few years ago, she dropped the Ms. Marvel named, ditched her own black bikini costume with the red sash and became Captain Marvel. She cut her hair into a faux-hawk, got a new military looking jumpsuit, and somewhere along the way got a serious power boost. Captain Marvel was NEVER the most powerful Avenger but now apparently she is.
The film is set in the 90s where we meet this version of Carol Danvers (Larson) who must team up with Agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to stop a shape-changing alien menace known as the Skrulls.
The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. The film was also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening(in a dual role), Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel is now playing at a theater near you.