The Captain Marvel trailer finally arrived this morning, and now a bunch of people associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe are posting their reactions to the new movie superhero on social media. One of the most anticipated films of next year, Captain Marvel brings audiences the MCU's very first female-led superhero movie, starring Brie Larson as the eponymous character. Furthermore, it's also the first movie to be co-directed by a female director: Anna Boden; she is directing the film alongside Ryan Fleck.
Bringing Captain Marvel into the MCU has been a long time coming, though it hasn't taken Marvel Studios as long to bring her to life on the big screen as it did for them to produce this year's Black Panther movie. But still, the idea for Carol Danvers to appear in the shared universe in some form has been around since the start of the decade, when she was first being considered for ABC's version of Jessica Jones. Plans changed, of course, and now she's, thankfully, receiving her own solo movie - and that film's marketing campaign is finally underway.
Following the release of the Captain Marvel trailer this morning, several comic book industry veterans and comic book movie actors, directors, and aficionados revealed their reactions online, including Captain America star Chris Evans and Thor: Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson, as well as Kevin Smith. Plus, there's a reaction from Captain Marvel herself. Take a look below.
It's certainly exciting for comic book movie fans as well as general audiences to see Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero movie on the big screen, which will release almost two years after Warner Bros. Pictures released their first female-led superhero movie in several years: Wonder Woman. While Patty Jenkins' film wasn't the first comic book movie to feature a female superhero in the lead role, it was the first to be critically-acclaimed - and the fact that it broke box office records only further convinced Marvel of the need for the Captain Marvel movie.
While Larson was originally intended to debut in Anthony and Joe Russos' Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year, she will now be officially introduced in her solo film, which releases in theaters in March 2019, before joining up with the Earth's Mightiest Heroes for what is presumably their final showdown with the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the Russos' currently untitled Avengers 4 movie in May 2019. As the most powerful superhero in the MCU, Captain Marvel will have a hand in bringing an end to Thanos' reign as well as wrapping up the shared universe's first saga - and it sure seems like her fellow Marvel co-stars are excited to see her do so.
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- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019