Marvel Studios’ newest addition to the Marvel film family, Captain Marvel, is set to release in 2019. Why are we reporting this so early? Because Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, will be centering on a female lead for the first time in Marvel movie history.
With Anna Boden booked as the director, this film will focus on Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers. Danvers’ previous moniker was Ms. Marvel, with her character only taking on the name Captain Marvel after the July 2012 comics in which Captain America tells Danvers that Mar-Vell, the comics’ original owner, would have wanted her to have it.
This newest release will not be beginning with the name Ms. Marvel for Carol Danvers, however. The film will likely introduce Danvers as Captain Marvel, and we’ve got to say, the name’s got a great, powerful ring to it.
When Brie Larson assumes the role, she’ll most likely be portraying some of Captain Marvel’s most noted abilities, which include superhuman strength, stamina, flight, a “seventh sense,” and the human Kree physiology that allows her to be resistant to most toxins. Danvers’ human identity is known for her position in the military as a skilled pilot.
Due to her long history in Marvel Comics, Carol Danvers is highly regarded. She has been labeled “Marvel’s biggest female hero,” a “feminist icon,” and “quite possibly Marvel’s mightiest Avenger.”
When it was introduced in 1977, the name “Ms. Marvel” was noted as socially progressive for its time. The word “Ms.” was associated with the feminist movement, and Danvers fought for equal pay for equal work in her civilian identity. It seems as though in the modern day, Danvers will now be getting equal recognition in film for equal work as a superhero.
Seeing Danvers assuming the of title “Captain” is a big step. This name change is an empowering moment of progress for female characters in the traditionally male-dominated comic book narrative.
When Captain Marvel hits theaters in 2019, a plethora of new superhero films will already have been underway and released, including Spider-Man: Homecoming in late 2017, Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and Black Panther in 2018.
Among these iconic and highly regarded titles, Captain Marvel will emerge as the leading woman Marvel needs, ready to fight and take her rightful place in the craze surrounding comic book fandoms. As our Captain, we’re ready to let her lead the way into Marvel’s future.
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