With Captain Marvel now in theaters and taking the box office by storm, Screen Rant's Ryan George reveals what (probably) happened in the movie's pitch meeting - with a little help from his cat, Eddie Red-Mane. Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as a Kree warrior called Vers who suffers from amnesia... until she takes a trip to a little planet called C-53 and realizes that she once had a life there.
Yes, "Vers" is actually Carol Danvers, a former pilot with the US Air Force who lost her memory and gained a few superpowers after getting tangled up in a war between the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. Captain Marvel is set in 1995 (before all that nasty Thanos business), and after returning to Earth one of the first people that Carol meets is a young Agent Nick Fury, played by a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson. This version of Fury still has both of his eyes and is a little more chipper than the man who will unite the Avengers 17 years later, and Captain Marvel finally fills in some of his backstory - include a rather shocking detail about his toast preferences.
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Captain Marvel is, somewhat astonishingly, the twenty-first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began just eleven short years ago and has since become the most unstoppable force in Hollywood. Captain Marvel is also the first MCU movie to actually include have a character say the word "Marvel," in a scene that leads to Nick Fury singing a classic Motown song. For that reason alone, it's worth checking out.
Captain Marvel fans won't have to wait long to see her again, as she's joining the rest of the team (well, what's left of them) in Avengers: Endgame, which arrives in theaters in just a few weeks. Carol even popped up in the recent trailer for Endgame, where she managed to win Thor's approval by not flinching when he nearly beheaded her with Stormbreaker. Given that the Avengers will be trying to undo Thanos' decimation of half the people in the universe, it will probably be useful to have a superhero who can destroy spaceships with a single punch on their side.
Much of what's to come in the MCU Phase 4 (which will kick off with Spider-Man: Far From Home later this year) remains a mystery, but we can probably expect to see Captain Marvel play a vital role - especially if her first solo movie continues on its current trajectory at the box office. Who knows, perhaps Captain Marvel 2 will include the scene from the comics where Goose/Chewie the "cat" gives birth to more than a hundred adorable Fler-kittens.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019