Women are making their mark in the world of Hollywood action films based on comic books. Captain Marvel seeks to take the reinvention of action superheroes as female leads even farther, through character development. It’s to Marvel Entertainment’s credit that they are letting women take center stage.
Women’s perspective has been critical in the creation of Captain Marvel’s onscreen character, with women both penning the script and directing. Critically, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has been cast in the role of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. An actress of this caliber demands a nuanced role, and she has been quoted as saying in Entertainment Weekly that she wishes growing up she’d had this kind of “symbol,” which I interpret to mean an empowered female superhero like Captain America.
One of the credited screenwriters, Nicole Perlman, a writer on Guardians of the Galaxy, described also to EW how much she and the writers wanted to create a nuanced story, so that it doesn’t wind up just being “Superman with boobs.” Kudos to the women in front of and behind the camera. Without further ado, here is a first look at Captain Marvel, to be released on March 8, 2019.
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The filmmakers made a brilliant move with setting this one in the 1990s. Here Captain America crash lands into a Blockbuster, bringing back a flood of nostalgia for anyone who grew up in the 1980s or 1990s. What a fun setting.