Captain Marvel continues to soar and shows absolutely no signs of slowing.
Brie Larson has risen to become one of the best actresses of her generation. She is a phenomenal performer and fans were ecstatic when she was announced to play Carol Danvers back in 2016. Captain Marvel is definitely the star's biggest role, despite having won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her stunning performance in Lenny Abrahamson's Room. Understandably, it must have been a challenge leading the MCU's first female-led effort, yet Larson seems to have won everyone over with her spellbinding talent.
The MCU has given us so many great performances, but they are truly lucky to have Larson so committed to the empowering and urgent role. As positive word of mouth continues to generate, audiences are flocking to the cinema to witness what is justly being considered a monumental Marvel achievement; it's sure to be remembered as a pivotal point for the studio, just as Wonder Woman was for DC.
Ticket sales are thriving and according to Box Office Mojo, the film has pushed the studios' earnings into the territory of $18 billion. Over just twenty-one films, this is a truly remarkable achievement. Although, perhaps this is set to rise considerably when one considers their forthcoming output. Marvel films have gradually gained in popularity ever since 2008's Iron Man, and Captain Marvel is set to continue its reign over the box-office in the lead up to Avengers: Endgame, which is forecast to be their most profitable venture to date.
Higher. Further. Faster. Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is in theaters now! Add her to your team in Marvel Contest of Champions and see how far you can rise! https://t.co/kBbFFW6r5B #contestofchampions #captainmarvel pic.twitter.com/IEI0qo7r7Q— MarvelChampions (@MarvelChampions) March 8, 2019
With the aid of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's nineties nostalgia-fuelled superhero vehicle, the MCU is maintaining its position as the most explosively popular film series in the current landscape of cinema. We could even see the $18 billion figure double in the not so distant future; we're sure we'll see a Captain Marvel sequel.
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