Captain Marvel Film
Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds. In 1995, on the Kree Empire’s capital planet of Hala, Starforce member Vers suffers from recurring nightmares involving an older woman. Yon-Rogg, her mentor and commander, trains her to control her abilities while the Supreme Intelligence, an organic artificial intelligence who acts as the ruler of the Kree, urges her to keep her emotions in check. While in a mission she is almost captured but escapes crashing in L.A.Her crash attracts the attention of the shield.
Using Fury’s security clearance, Vers discovers she was a U.S. Air Force pilot who was presumed dead after testing an experimental engine designed by Dr. Wendy Lawson, whom she recognizes as the older woman from her nightmares and a friend of former pilot Maria Rambeau. The two escape from Talos in a cargo jet, with Lawson’s cat Goose stowing away, and fly to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet Rambeau.
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Captain Marvel Powers
Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, physical durability, a limited precognitive “seventh sense” and a perfectly amalgamated human/Kree physiology that renders her resistant to most toxins and poisons.
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Brie Larson Starrs as the titular superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel In Avengers
Back in 2008, when Nick Fury arrived at Tony Stark’s house to invite him to join the Avengers Initiative after the credits rolled, the sequence felt like most post-credit scenes did back then — a little in-joke for dedicated viewers who cared enough to sit all the way through the credits, instead of bolting for the doors the moment the action stopped. But over the past decade, Marvel’s post-credits scenes have become an institution.
Occasionally, they’re just visual gags and callbacks to previous story elements, like Ant-Man and the Wasp’s 20-second view of Ant-Man’s abandoned house, with a super-sized ant playing his drum set. Usually, though, they’re a way of building anticipation for an upcoming film in the series, like when Avengers: Infinity War ended with Nick Fury summoning off-world hero Captain Marvel with a dated-looking pager, just before he dissolved in the wake of Thanos’ universe-changing finger-snap.
While the new MCU film Captain Marvel sets up why he’d reach out to her in a crisis, it takes place well before Infinity War, back in the 1990s. At least mostly. In a mid-credits scene, Captain Marvel abruptly catches up to the current MCU timeline — and the way it does bodes well for the sequel Avengers: Endgame, in theaters April 26th.
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DC Comics Artist Calls Captain Marvel A Disgrace
Captain Marvel arrives in cinemas later this week on a wave of positive reviews, impressive pre-sales and promising opening weekend projections, but as you’ve likely noticed, the film has also seen its share of online backlash, including multiple videos from former DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver decrying the project as a “disgrace.”
In the latest effort from the Green Lantern and Flash: Rebirth illustrator, Van Sciver echoes many of the talking points that have been making the rounds among Captain Marvel’s most passionate detractors, arguing that bringing Carol Danvers into the MCU is an ill-advised attempt at creating the franchise’s own Wonder Woman:
“It isn’t possible to make an excellent Captain Marvel movie, one that can actually fulfill the hopes and dreams of women everywhere. Why? Because Captain Marvel isn’t just that good of a character. Captain Marvel is a character built on convenience, built on the desire of Marvel Comics to virtue signal that they, too, have their own Wonder Woman. Their own standalone powerful female character that is not connected to any teams like the Fantastic Four, X-Men or Avengers, or anything like that — somebody who has been beloved for decades and decades. They don’t have anything like that.”
The artist goes on to brand Captain Marvel as a “Mary Sue” and a vehicle for feminist values:
“Because this character is shouldering the weight of social obligation, she is, Marvel needs her to represent how powerful and wonderful women are, she’s an avatar for feminism, she can’t really possibly have any flaws. That’s what a Mary Sue is. You don’t want to take a character like this and imply that she has difficulty, flaws, that she could get easily beaten up, that this can happen and that can happen. There is no story arc for Captain Marvel because that would imply that women have problems.”
Van Sciver isn’t quite the only famous figure to accuse Marvel of channeling an “agenda” in their latest release, with actor James Woods also taking to Twitter earlier this week to declare that the studio hates its male audience. Nonetheless, the response from those who’ve seen Captain Marvel has been largely positive so far, with the film currently holding an impressive 84% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 167 reviews.
Captain Marvel Comics
Captain Marvel is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is played by Annette Bening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and designed by artist Gene Colan and first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes.C aptain Marvel was ranked 24th in IGN’s list of “The Top 50 Avengers and has appeared in television series and video games.
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Captain Marvel Vs Thanos
Captain Marvel Shazam
Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel: The Strange Tale of Two Dueling Superheroes.
The endless reaches of outer space are nothing compared to the vast depths of popular culture, which run so deep that they accommodate two completely different comic-book superheroes with the name “Captain Marvel.” Each is owned by a different publisher; each comes complete with their own complicated backstory and sprawling cast of characters. In each case, there have been multiple individuals who bear that name “Captain Marvel” at different times. And somehow, by cosmic coincidence and the vagaries of the intellectual property market, both of the two Captain Marvels will soon star in their own big-budget Hollywood movie released within a few weeks of each other: first Marvel’s Captain Marvel, and then DC’s Shazam! In comic-book terms, it would be described as an epic battle: Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel.
The first of the two new Captain Marvel movies, due on March 8, is based on the Marvel Comics character, who has been around for 50 years. But this Captain Marvel is a newcomer compared to the original Captain Marvel, created in 1939 and returning to the big screen April 5. The first Captain Marvel was one of many bullet-proof, airborne strongmen created in the wake of Superman, the literary creation who simultaneously mass-popularized the closely intertwined concepts of the costumed superhero and the four-color comic book.
When the original Captain Marvel, created by writer Bill Parker and artist C. C. Beck, premiered in February 1940, their Kryptonian inspiration was undeniable: the bright, primary-colored tights (red rather than blue); the insignia (a lightning bolt rather than a big red “S”)); the cape; the boots; the secret identity; the chiseled chin and rugged good looks. On the cover of Superman’s first appearance, in Action Comics #1 (published by the company that later became DC), the Man of Steel is shown lifting a car, and is presumably about to throw it; on the cover of his debut in Whiz Comics #2 (published by Fawcett Comics), Captain Marvel is hurling a car and the bad guys in it against a brick wall.
Yet the first Captain Marvel was still very much his own man; his origin and powers were rooted in magic and fantasy rather than Superman’s fictitious science, and his alter ego was Billy Batson, a tween boy who transformed himself into an adult hero by uttering the magic word: “Shazam.” That element especially struck a chord with the comic-book industry’s core audience of young male readers; the idea of becoming a grown-up flying hero by saying a magic word resonated more strongly than being born on another planet and disguising oneself as a mild-mannered reporter. Captain Marvel’s adventures were also much more whimsical than Superman’s—and gorgeously illustrated (and frequently written) by Beck, who often seemed to be spoofing the superhero genre even as he was helping to invent it.
This Captain Marvel’s central villain and nemesis was a grumpy, bald-headed evil scientist named Doctor Sivana, who was clearly an overt parody of Lex Luthor-like evil scientists. He referred to the Captain as the Big Red Cheese. They existed in a universe partially populated by anthropomorphic “funny animal” characters, like Tawky Tawny, a talking (and conspicuously clothed) tiger, and the villainous Mr. Mind, a bespectacled worm who spoke by means of a teensy amplifier around his neck.
In 1941, Captain Marvel became the first superhero to star in a live-action adaptation: Republic Pictures’ classic movie serial, The Adventures of Captain Marvel. The Big Red Cheese was also the center of a comic-book franchise, although he didn’t have a love interest à la Lois Lane or a kid sidekick like Robin, either. But he did have a female counterpart, Mary Marvel (Billy Batson’s sister), as well as an entourage of three Lieutenant Marvels, a W. C. Fields-like Uncle Marvel, and even Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (don’t ask). There was also Captain Marvel Jr., a disabled teenager who transformed into a Superboy-like figure—a favorite of a young Elvis Presley.
All the while, Superman’s copyright owners were seething; they launched a lawsuit that eventually was decided, in 1952 (and by a storied judge named “Learned Hand;” no, you can’t make some of this stuff up) in DC’s favor. Fawcett had to cease and desist publishing Captain Marvel comics—although by that point, sales of superheroes had generally fallen off since the war years, and they were likely about to retire the franchise in any event. Thus the first Captain Marvel hung up his cape and tights.
Except for a couple of fits and starts, the name Captain Marvel was then barely heard for almost 15 years. In the interim, the publisher known as Timely Comics in the 1940s and Atlas in the 1950s rebranded itself as Marvel Comics in 1961. In 1967, Marvel’s chief auteur, writer-editor-publisher Stan Lee, decided to come up with another character who would use the Captain Marvel monicker. He and artist Gene Colan envisioned an alien soldier named Mar-Vell (get it?), originally sent to earth from the alien Kree empire as a military observer, before switching allegiances and helping the earthlings fend off enemy attacks. Their approach was a canny business decision, capitalizing on at least three popular 1960s genres: the character was a superhero-slash-spy from outer space. And though the new Marvel was only moderately popular at first, he would prove to have a lot of staying power.
Not to mention competition. In 1972, DC decided that the original Captain Marvel was too great a comic-book character to remain in limbo, and the company that once tried to squash Captain Marvel 1.0 acquired the rights to the character from Fawcett. The only drawback was that since Marvel Comics now owned the Captain Marvel trademark, DC was now importuned to call its new title Shazam! instead. The revived character, who would himself eventually be re-christened Shazam, proved popular enough he starred in his own live-action TV series that lasted three seasons, from 1974 to 1976.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Captain Marvel also saw his stock rising; as an alien superhero, he found himself at the epicenter of what became the “Cosmic” Marvel wing, whose most famous representatives in the 21st century are the Guardians of the Galaxy. Still, Mar-Vell himself was a bit of a snooze and found himself gradually eclipsed by his one-time love interest, Carol Danvers. In the first Captain Mar-Vell stories, Danvers was a pilot and security officer, and thus already considerably more empowered than your typical comic damsel in distress. In 1977, Danvers was revived as one of the first major costumed heroines of the post-Gloria Steinem era; her early issues proclaimed, “This Female Fights Back!” Ms. Marvel, who was given a rather complicated origin story that unfolded over many issues (lots of amnesia and even schizophrenia) was immediately more interesting than her male predecessor and counterpart.
Mar-Vell himself was killed off in a famous 1982 graphic novel, but multiple generations of writers couldn’t leave Carol Danvers alone; over the decades, she has been continually re-invented, raped, and impregnated. She has also been reborn as at least two other superheroines, Binary and Warbird—almost always in a costume that’s surprisingly skimpy for an ostensible feminist heroine. Along the way, she’s joined the Avengers, the X-Men, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Finally, as a literal reward for sticking it out over 45 years of such abuse, Danvers was promoted, replacing her one-time boyfriend in 2012 to become the current Captain Marvel, the one who’s being portrayed by Brie Larson in the new movie.
And later in the spring of 2019, Shazam/Captain Marvel will also return, in a film loosely inspired by a reworking of that backstory that was also launched around 2012. Zachary Levi, who plays this Captain Marvel, has already tangled with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; now he’ll go a few rounds with the former Ms. Marvel. Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, however, still has yet to get his own movie—though in a world where eve Howard the Duck could anchor his own reboot, anything seems possible.
Captain Marvel Cast
|Brie Larson||Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
|Ben Mendelsohn||Talos / Keller|
|Annette Bening||Supreme Intelligence / Mar-Vell|
|Lashana Lynch||Maria Rambeau|
|Clark Gregg||Agent Coulson|
|Algenis Perez Soto||Att-Lass|
|Akira Akbar||Monica Rambeau (11 Years Old)|
|Azari Akbar||Monica Rambeau (5 Years Old)|
|Kenneth Mitchell||Carol’s Father|
|Stephen A. Chang||Cadet Officer|
|Pete Ploszek||Bret Johnson|
|Mark Daugherty||Skrull Main Tech|
|Vik Sahay||Hero Torfan|
|Mckenna Grace||Young Carol (13 Years Old)|
|London Fuller||Young Carol (6 Years Old)|
|Colin Ford||Steve Danvers|
|Stan Lee||Stan Lee|
|Marilyn Brett||Older Lady on Train|
|Diana Toshiko||Skrull Tech #1|
|Robert Kazinsky||Biker (The Don)|
|Emily Ozrey||Surfer Girl Talos #1|
|Abigaille Ozrey||Surfer Girl Talos #2|
|Gil De St. Jeor||Teenager|
|Matthew Bellows||Accuser #1|
|Richard Zeringue||Tom the Neighbor|
|Barry Curtis||Mall Security Guard|
|Nelson Franklin||Medical Examiner|
|Patrick Gallagher||Security Chief|
|Duane Henry||Talos-Kree Soldier|
|Ana Ayora||Agent Whitcher|
|Stanley Wong||SHIELD Tech|
|Auden L. Ophuls||Talos’ Daughter|
|Harriet L. Ophuls||Talos’ Daughter|
|Matthew ‘Spider’ Kimmel||Spider|
|Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno||Cajun|
|Lyonetta Flowers||Monica’s Grandmother|
|Rufus Flowers||Monica’s Grandfather|