why Cap­tain Marvel is the plan­et­kick­ing hero we’ve all been wait­ing for… Josh win­ninG

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Can she fly in to save the Avengers?

Pag­ing all ’90s fans! If you’re still re­cov­er­ing from Avengers: In­fin­ity War, you’re in luck – Marvel’s first pre­quel looks set to pro­vide a dose of nos­tal­gia to soothe some of that in­ter­ga­lac­tic angst. “There are def­i­nitely homages to our favourite ’90s ac­tion films,” stu­dio chief Kevin Feige prom­ises of the ’90s-set Cap­tain Marvel, in which Brie Larson’s Air Force pilot Carol Dan­vers gains su­per­pow­ers af­ter crash land­ing in the midst of an alien war.

“Much of the movie takes place in outer space,” Feige re­veals, per­haps ex­plain­ing why Cap­tain Marvel has been miss­ing from the MCU thus far. She’s sure to make a big im­pact in her first movie, though, which could hold the key to right­ing all of Thanos’ In­fin­ity War wrongs (it lands in cine­mas two months be­fore Avengers 4). “She’s so, so strong,” en­thuses Larson. “She can move plan­ets!” Sounds like some­body the Avengers could use right about now.

With MCU reg­u­lars Sa­muel L. Jack­son and Clark Gregg both ap­pear­ing, dig­i­tally de-aged, as Nick Fury and Phil Coul­son, the whole she­bang’s be­ing or­ches­trated by di­rec­tors Anna Bo­den and Ryan Fleck (Mis­sis­sippi Grind). And ac­cord­ing to Feige, it’s par­tially in­spired by the great­est of ’90s sci-fi movies: Ter­mi­na­tor 2. “Those cool street-level fights and car chases,” he’s said, sug­gest­ing what we might ex­pect. Adds Larson: “I’m proud of what it is we’re mak­ing. All of the hype will be worth it.” Buckle up, kids; there’s a new hero in town.

Di­rec­tors AnnA Bo­den, RyAn Fleck star­ring BRie lARson, GemmA chAn, sA­muel l. JAck­son, Jude lAw, Ben mendel­sohn eta 8 mARch 2019

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