It’s almost here, so this is what you need to know to get the most out of Captain Marvel.
Marvel Studios have grown to become the most ambitious and crowd-pleasing in Hollywood with recent efforts such as Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. They just seem to set the bar higher and higher with every project they bring to the screen. Avengers: Endgame is set for an April release and is easily the most anticipated film of 2019; yet, we can’t forget about Captain Marvel. Who are we kidding, how could you forget?
Captain Marvel is set to be the MCU’s first female-centred epic, with Brie Larson taking on the titular role of Carol Danvers. She’s a terrific actress and even won an Academy Award-winner for her phenomenal performances in 2015’s Room. If you haven’t seen it, you may recognise her from other films such as Kong: Skull Island, Free Fire, The Gambler, Trainwreck, Short Term 12, 21 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. As you can see, she’s quite the star and is set to be one of the MCU’s key players.
The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who have previously collaborated together on Half Nelson, Sugar, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and more. It’s great to see them earn the chance to work on such a huge production like Captain Marvel; another example of Marvel Studios seeking out talent.
Now, let’s get on to the most important part: narrative. It feels like Captain Marvel has been a long time coming and was hotly teased in Avengers: Infinity War. Rumour has it that she’s one of the crucial characters in Avengers: Endgame; here’s why. The film deals with Danvers embracing her superhero alter-ego and attempting to save the world from being destroyed by two alien races waged in war. We’ve seen a glimpse of the bad guys known as the Skrulls and we’ve learnt that Danvers is apart of the Kree, or as we’ll call them, the good guys. To succeed in her mission, she must unlock the secrets of her past to understand who she truly is. Also, you may not know that this takes place before Iron Man, the first MCU production; so, speculation is a lot more interesting.
“I’m not gonna fight your war, I’m gonna end it,” she says in the film’s second official trailer. This has us all asking: Can she be the one to save the day in Avengers: Endgame? It’s very possible, and seeing Captain Marvel is essential before heading out to see Endgame in April. It’s an imperative precursor and we can expect to see her true potential revealed throughout the film. Visually it looks pretty fantastic and there’s a great cast featuring the likes of Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) to Ben Mendelsohn (Starred Up). We’re certainly sold on it and there’s a high chance that this will be one of the year’s most discussed and celebrated films. Captain Marvel reaches cinemas March 8, 2019.
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