More Female-Led Superhero Movies Are Coming To MCU
Sep 07 2018
Brie Larson is set to star as the Air Force Pilot turned superhero, Carol Danvers, in the next movie up in the MCU franchise. "And my belief was always that they didn't work not because they were female-led stories - they didn't work because they were not particularly good movies". Why no, I will not stop making that joke about the Captain Marvel movie between now and next March, thank you.
No company knows this better than Marvel, which is preparing to launch its first woman-led superhero movie next year in the form of the long-anticipated Captain Marvel. Skrulls are a formidable enemy shapeshifting alien race in the Marvel comics and this is the first time they have popped up in the MCU.
"With [Ant-Man and The Wasp] and now with Captain Marvel and many movies to be announced in the near future, I'm anxious for the time where it's not a novelty that there is a female-led superhero movie, but it is a norm", said Feige.
Pulling these facts together, Screen Greek has developed a pretty convincing theory about what Carol's origin story could be, presumably as told by flashbacks in Captain Marvel.
"This is not a superhero who's ideal or otherworldly or has some godlike connection", says Boden, who's the MCU's first female director. He went on to say that her humanity is "also the thing that makes her great".
Guess we'll have to wait and see until a bit closer to Captain Marvel's March 2019 release date to find out. She's amusing, but doesn't always tell good jokes.
An earlier photo of Larson in costume from the Captain Marvel set was released a few months ago featured only the green, black and silver costume. In the after-credits scene of "Avengers: Infinity War", Fury sends an alert to Captain Marvel before disappearing from the Thanos snap.
The movie's star-studded cast also includes Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, and Lee Pace, who's reprising his "Guardians of the Galaxy" role of Ronan.