‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer: Brie Larson Storms Through as Groubreaking Female Superhero

The 1990s-set Marvel film serves as Marvel movie is their first prequel, it also is their first superhero movie with a female lead. If you're going to do that might as well hire Oscar-winner Brie Larson to play Carol Danvers, a pilot with superpowers. Here's my problem with this latest Marvel extravaganza, this is about some kind of galactic war between two alien races. Ugh.

The good news is that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing and they made some stellar stuff over their short careers as filmmakers such as "Mississippi Grind," "Sugar" and the critically-acclaimed "Half Nelson." The screenplay credit is being shared between five female screenwriters Meg LeFauve ("Inside Out"), and Nicole Perlman ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Tomb Raider"), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch ("GLOW"), as well as Boden and Fleck. Fantastic, progressive stuff again by Marvel.

Larson is joined by Samuel L. JacksonClark GreggJude LawLee PaceDjimon HounsouLashana Lynch, Gemma Chan,Ben MendelsohnJude LawAlgenis Perez SotoRune Temte, and McKenna Grace.

"Captain Marvel" is set for a March 8, 2019 release.


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