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Kevin Feige gives more info on the Captain Marvel film starring Brie Larson

11.22.2016

Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios (though I'm pretty certain most people reading this already knew that, but you never know) talked to Variety recently about the future of Marvel studios. This included more info about their upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL film. Here's what he had to say about the casting of Brie Larson in the lead role:

If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels, she would be off the charts compared to anyone that we’ve previously introduced in a film...With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counter- balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable and can get into a groove with the audience, where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft. At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws. Brie is a person you’re going to want to go on this journey with, just like Benedict or Robert or Chris Pratt.

No mention of the possible reveal of her origin by DOCTOR STRANGE director Scott Derrickson.

He also commented on finding the right director for the project, as "having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to [Marvel]."

I agree that it definitely helps to have a female director tackle female characters, as there is an experiential component that, while a male director could successfully adapt a female's perspective, he will always inevitably be at a disadvantage regardless. The names currently being brandied about are Niki Caro (WHALE RIDER), Lesli Linka Glatter (THE WALKING DEAD), and Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD). All great choices, as far as I'm concerned. 

Now I'm really looking forward to this film. It's great to see powerful female characters take the spotlight, like Rey in STAR WARS and the upcoming WONDER WOMAN from DC and Warner Bros. And while I can't wait to see WONDER WOMAN  (that last trailer was pretty bomb), I am still ambivalent about the DCEU (MAN OF STEEL notwithstanding). Meanwhile, Marvel, who don't always - and even rarely - make great films, at least produce film that are serviceable and fun (minus an IRON MAN 2 or so). So here's hoping that even if WB somehow whiffs WONDER WOMAN, that CAPTAIN MARVEL will be able to pick up the slack to inspire young girls (and boys).

In any case, CAPTAIN MARVEL will be flying into theaters March 8th, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: Captain Marvel used to go by the less distinguished name "Ms. Marvel".
Source: Variety

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2:35PM on 11/27/2016
Brie Larson is horribly miscast.
Brie Larson is horribly miscast.
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2:51AM on 11/24/2016

was this necessary?

"Meanwhile, Marvel, who don't always - and even rarely - make great films"

No, they do make great films, they made 2 this year. Stop now please.

Captain Marvel will be great, I mean... they made Ant Man a hit after the surprise success of Guardians of the Galaxy (a truly GREAT film)... this will be a home run.
"Meanwhile, Marvel, who don't always - and even rarely - make great films"

No, they do make great films, they made 2 this year. Stop now please.

Captain Marvel will be great, I mean... they made Ant Man a hit after the surprise success of Guardians of the Galaxy (a truly GREAT film)... this will be a home run.
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10:14AM on 11/23/2016

This could be Marvels first mistake

But DC will have had 5 mistakes out by the time this rolls around so nobody will bat an eye. Did I say BAT? Oh no! DC is taking over and turning Marvel characters into batman now. The conspiracy is real. Really though, the casting, the misdirection and mishandling of this character, DC fans will eat this shit up because its the same way they are getting fucked by their DC universe.
But DC will have had 5 mistakes out by the time this rolls around so nobody will bat an eye. Did I say BAT? Oh no! DC is taking over and turning Marvel characters into batman now. The conspiracy is real. Really though, the casting, the misdirection and mishandling of this character, DC fans will eat this shit up because its the same way they are getting fucked by their DC universe.
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8:33AM on 11/23/2016
I hope he's just misleading us with all these comments.
I hope he's just misleading us with all these comments.
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8:25AM on 11/23/2016
I remember reading a comment made on here before about how basically she is one of the strongest characters in marvel and the replies pretty much told him he was an idiot and didn't have a clue, turns out he was right and proves most mcu fans don't read comics.
I remember reading a comment made on here before about how basically she is one of the strongest characters in marvel and the replies pretty much told him he was an idiot and didn't have a clue, turns out he was right and proves most mcu fans don't read comics.
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4:49AM on 11/23/2016
There is nothing to the job of director that demands either a feminine or masculine perspective, that's just ridiculous. You're shooting the script in a way that relates the story to your audience, it takes skill, but it does not require any specific chromosomes. Now, I don't know about these options for director, whoever they get may do a great job, but it's silly to pretend that her perspective as a woman is what would make her good at her career, it's talent and skill. Kathryn Bigelow
There is nothing to the job of director that demands either a feminine or masculine perspective, that's just ridiculous. You're shooting the script in a way that relates the story to your audience, it takes skill, but it does not require any specific chromosomes. Now, I don't know about these options for director, whoever they get may do a great job, but it's silly to pretend that her perspective as a woman is what would make her good at her career, it's talent and skill. Kathryn Bigelow directed "The Hurt Locker", a male dominated film, it wasn't good due to feminine mystique. Either sex can direct, just find the best director that you can get, regardless of the sex.
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9:29AM on 11/24/2016
I kind of liken it to hiring a veteran to direct or at least consult on a war movie. There are certain perspectives gained from experience that shouldn't be ignored. No one is saying the direction will be good because the director will be a woman, they are saying the perspective will help with the story they are trying to tell.

That being said, it's funny you mentioned Hurt Locker as your example. Most combat veterans, including this site's own Paul Shirley, think that Bigelow did a horrible
I kind of liken it to hiring a veteran to direct or at least consult on a war movie. There are certain perspectives gained from experience that shouldn't be ignored. No one is saying the direction will be good because the director will be a woman, they are saying the perspective will help with the story they are trying to tell.

That being said, it's funny you mentioned Hurt Locker as your example. Most combat veterans, including this site's own Paul Shirley, think that Bigelow did a horrible job on that film because she lacked the perspective necessary.
11:53PM on 11/25/2016
The Hurt Locker does have many inaccuracies that could have and should have been addressed at the writing stage, they are not the result of a director failing at their job, the film won and was nominated for several awards, that was my point. A director doesn't need to be method, it's the writer's job to see the perspective of their characters while creating a story, the actor portrays that character; a director is in charge of conveying the story to the audience it has no gender specific
The Hurt Locker does have many inaccuracies that could have and should have been addressed at the writing stage, they are not the result of a director failing at their job, the film won and was nominated for several awards, that was my point. A director doesn't need to be method, it's the writer's job to see the perspective of their characters while creating a story, the actor portrays that character; a director is in charge of conveying the story to the audience it has no gender specific qualification.
2:52AM on 11/23/2016

BAD IDEA ...

... given that people prefer superheroes that are not all powerful (and Marvel so far excelled in it). It also begs the question of who is she going to fight? God? Or another generic Marvel villain?
... given that people prefer superheroes that are not all powerful (and Marvel so far excelled in it). It also begs the question of who is she going to fight? God? Or another generic Marvel villain?
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1:00AM on 11/23/2016

"If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels..."

FALSE

I have the Impel trading cards from the 90's, Thor beats her out in Strength, Speed, Fighting Ability, and Energy Projection. Hulk beats her our in Strength too. Iron Man beats her out in Strength, Intelligence, and Energy Projection. Scarlet Witch and Vision beat her out in some stuff, too.
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I have the Impel trading cards from the 90's, Thor beats her out in Strength, Speed, Fighting Ability, and Energy Projection. Hulk beats her our in Strength too. Iron Man beats her out in Strength, Intelligence, and Energy Projection. Scarlet Witch and Vision beat her out in some stuff, too.
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12:04AM on 11/23/2016
"she would be off the charts compared to anyone that weve previously introduced in a film"

Including Thanos? Infinity War would be a pretty short film then.
"she would be off the charts compared to anyone that weve previously introduced in a film"

Including Thanos? Infinity War would be a pretty short film then.
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7:30PM on 11/22/2016
Everything about this film sounds awful. From Brie's casting to making Captain Marvel the most powerful comic book hero in the MCU; more powerful than Thor, Hulk, and/or Captain America at this point is just absurd. Not saying she can't be powerful or one of the most powerful, but to be the most just seems dumb.

And if there's a female comic book character that deserves her own solo film at this point, it's Black Widow.
Everything about this film sounds awful. From Brie's casting to making Captain Marvel the most powerful comic book hero in the MCU; more powerful than Thor, Hulk, and/or Captain America at this point is just absurd. Not saying she can't be powerful or one of the most powerful, but to be the most just seems dumb.

And if there's a female comic book character that deserves her own solo film at this point, it's Black Widow.
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7:57PM on 11/22/2016
Agree a Widow teamup movie (ala Winter Soldier Cap & BW) with Hawkeye would be so amazing. Maybe explore their past missions that made them so close or even current mission. There was a Punisher & Black Widow animated movie that had Nick Fur too but was a smaller scale spy story, that would be exactly what Widow needs. Captain Marvel is a strong character, yes stronger than Cap A, but what they are doing with her is fucking retarded.
Agree a Widow teamup movie (ala Winter Soldier Cap & BW) with Hawkeye would be so amazing. Maybe explore their past missions that made them so close or even current mission. There was a Punisher & Black Widow animated movie that had Nick Fur too but was a smaller scale spy story, that would be exactly what Widow needs. Captain Marvel is a strong character, yes stronger than Cap A, but what they are doing with her is fucking retarded.
9:23AM on 11/23/2016
I think hunk you need to read some comics.
I think hunk you need to read some comics.
7:14PM on 11/22/2016
She can be the most powerful, but she shouldn't be stronger than Hulk. That's Hulk's whole shtick.
She can be the most powerful, but she shouldn't be stronger than Hulk. That's Hulk's whole shtick.
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10:10PM on 11/22/2016
She can't be more powerful than Thor or Strange either. Strange fights inter-dimensional demons and wields a freaking Infinity Stone. Nobody wields more power than him, not to mention that she's nowhere near as strong as Hulk. She's a step above Captain America at most (possibly with some type of energy weapons).
She can't be more powerful than Thor or Strange either. Strange fights inter-dimensional demons and wields a freaking Infinity Stone. Nobody wields more power than him, not to mention that she's nowhere near as strong as Hulk. She's a step above Captain America at most (possibly with some type of energy weapons).
6:48PM on 11/22/2016

She isn't supposed to be Superman...

But she will be a better Superman than the shit DC is doing with him.
But she will be a better Superman than the shit DC is doing with him.
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6:36PM on 11/22/2016
I actually have 4 series of cards from the late 80s and early 90s. And so far her power levels aren't off the chart.
I actually have 4 series of cards from the late 80s and early 90s. And so far her power levels aren't off the chart.
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1:06AM on 11/23/2016
Yeah man, I've got series 1-4 of "Marvel Universe Trading Cards" by Impel/Skybox.
Yeah man, I've got series 1-4 of "Marvel Universe Trading Cards" by Impel/Skybox.
2:24AM on 11/23/2016
Right. I even have Jim Lees X-men cards and some assorted hologram cards. Damn those things were the thing back then.
Right. I even have Jim Lees X-men cards and some assorted hologram cards. Damn those things were the thing back then.
6:06PM on 11/22/2016

Kevin Feige is starting to sound like Paul Feig.

I wrote roughly this in another Captain marvel thread where he originally said she was going to be the most powerful and I scoffed at it. She'd currently be either the 5th or 6 most powerful hero based on Marvel's OWN power ratings online that is currently in the MCU. Thanos, The Ancient One, Odin, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Dr Strange (if he has the time infinity stone stone Eye of Agamotto), and even Abomination (surprised me there). Now I suppose you could knock a few of those off the list since
I wrote roughly this in another Captain marvel thread where he originally said she was going to be the most powerful and I scoffed at it. She'd currently be either the 5th or 6 most powerful hero based on Marvel's OWN power ratings online that is currently in the MCU. Thanos, The Ancient One, Odin, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Dr Strange (if he has the time infinity stone stone Eye of Agamotto), and even Abomination (surprised me there). Now I suppose you could knock a few of those off the list since Feige said "hero" but still she at best would be number 5. They have powered down almost every film hero compared to their written comic counterpart, but now the first solo female superhero movie they are going to do the exact opposite? Fucking catering to the pathetic SJW agenda. Can't have a girl ever lose to a boy, can't have a girl get her powers from a boy, a girl has to be 100 times stronger than a boy even if it was never once written as so. What a fucking joke. I've seen every Marvel movie in the theaters. This is going to be the first one I skip I have a feeling solely because of the fucking pandering its doing.
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5:16PM on 11/22/2016

Still an incredibly stupid idea.....

So she's far more powerful than Thor (the God of Asgard)? Than the Hulk? Seriously?

This may be the first Marvel movie I skip in the theaters. It just sounds unbelievably dumb, and probably over the top PC.
So she's far more powerful than Thor (the God of Asgard)? Than the Hulk? Seriously?

This may be the first Marvel movie I skip in the theaters. It just sounds unbelievably dumb, and probably over the top PC.
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9:23AM on 11/23/2016
Well that's who she is as a character lol
Well that's who she is as a character lol
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