Flashback: Brie Larson Thought Captain Marvel Was a Man - She Wasn't Wrong

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Also, she sets out to defeat aliens who are trying to get their hands on a light-speed engine whose possessor will control the universe.

Enough second guessing herself, it's time to shut out the people who undermine her.

In a piece based on an online "rumor", Esquire tells us about Marvel's newest (hypothetical) film that will certainly generate far more buzz than "Captain Marvel", if/when it is ever made.

Some story turns in the back half will surprise more than others depending on your degree of comic character knowledge (or in spite of it), but it's here where dramatic turns actually deliver drama and engaging character beats. So hearing him belt out an enthusiastic, Carpool Karaoke rendition of Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" alongside his Captain Marvel co-star Brie Larson may come as a shock to anyone who hasn't seen, say, Soul Men or The Hitman's Bodyguard.

Think about it when people automatically start pitting Captain Marvel against Wonder Woman, simply because they're the only two big superhero films that have featured a woman... against an infinity of male-centric stories.

Ms. Danvers has no such luck, and Larson - an Oscar-winner whose natural protectiveness is poorly served by such a self-satisfied character - has little to do beyond mug for the camera and spout third-rate one-liners to any of the men who get in her way.

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To prepare for Captain Marvel's extensive fight scenes, the actress trained with members of the airforce.

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Soy colors Captain Marvel's costume more vibrantly than the Prowler UFOs and the island they're fighting above - so she already stands out on the page.

"Captain Marvel is acceptably entertaining", Stephanie Zacharek writes for TIME, later calling it "not bad". I swore I was watching a repeat of an old "Streets of San Francisco" episode at one point.

Directed by indie film-making duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel is the 21st instalment in the series of Marvel blockbusters that began with 2008's Iron Man. They still haven't figured out how to navigate an ocean liner instead of their usual handcrafted yachts.

Several critics express admiration at the digital effects used to enable Samuel L Jackson to play a younger version of the Nick Fury character he has played in previous MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) features.

Captain Marvel finds a pleasant, if unspectacular, groove once Fury joins the adventure.

The villainous Skrull have an agenda of their own, and they can also shape-shift into a mirror image of anyone they see.

In one scene from the upcoming movie, a biker looks across at Captain Marvel and tells her to smile and lighten up. (Fortunately, she will have another shot at it when the character returns to be the wrench in Thanos' world-destroying machine in Avengers: Endgame this summer.) Jackson, perhaps hampered by playing a character who is roughly 35 years younger than his actual age, gives a less full-blooded performance than we've grown accustomed to. She exudes the look of an actor who takes the part seriously, but any nuance is suppressed by that action-hero straitjacket. Which, admittedly, may not be what the hordes are looking for in a superhero movie. Brie Larson's Carol Danvers is a badass warrior who fights for what she believes is right - and nobody needs a love interest to do that. Maybe the nerds expected it but I had no idea.

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