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