Fans of Marvel Comics MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) have been waiting for this Captain Marvel movie ever since the end credits of Avengers: Infinity War. When Nick Fury pulled out that paging device that displayed Captain Marvel’s symbol the internet went crazy with fan theories.
Fan theories and speculation are what helps ease the anticipation until the next movie, so that is not a bad thing.
There was a lot of hype building up to Captain Marvel. The MCU had been taking heat for it’s lack of screen time for it’s female characters. DC proved there is enough demand for a strong female lead character when Wonder Woman did so well at the box office. Some backlash about Brie Larson’s comments caused a huge online down-vote campaign against the movie. The audience rating on Rotten Tomato and the User rating on IMDB were both very low before the movie had even aired at one theater.
Thankfully the movie going audience actually showed up to watch the highly anticipated film. Captain Marvel pulled in $20.7M on Thursday preview night, $62M Friday and is on pace for a $160M opening weekend. That is good enough to put it third for the month of March after Beauty and the Beast ($174.7M) and Batman v. Superman ($166M).
Patrick and I really enjoyed Captain Marvel. There are lots of little references and cameos sprinkled throughout the movie. The most heartfelt is what is likely the last time Stan Lee will make his famous cameo. There is also a very touching homage to Stan Lee at the beginning of the movie. It is a nice gesture to thank the man who was without question the ambassador for comic books, regardless of the publisher.
You don’t need to take our word for how good the movie is. We asked members of the audience their thoughts on Captain Marvel. Everyone we talked to both on and off camera gave praise to the newest entry into the MCU.
We are predicting a surge in Captain Marvel costumes at comic cons and especially during Halloween this year! If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet, we highly recommend it. If you have watched it, let us know what your favorite part of the movie is in the comments.
It looks like Chris Evans is hanging up the shield for good and will be leaving his role as Captain America after Avengers 4. He has portrayed this iconic Marvel Comics character for 10 films.
Ever since the first Captain America film in 2011, Chris Evans has been synonymous with the character. He will leave big shoes to fill.
The speculation on him leaving the role stems from a tweet he made.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful. ”
It looks like he is ready to move on to other roles. His portrayal of Cap was spot-on. He not only had the appearance, but the mannerisms and demeanor. His tweet was heartfelt and appreciative.
We hope Chris Evans has a long and successful career. He will always be Steve Rogers in our eyes.
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Marvel used their movies to build up to the big confrontation in Avengers Infinity War. They teased Thanos here and there throughout their other movies so that when he made his big appearance in Infinity War, most people already knew all about him and what a big threat he is.
We are hoping that Marvel starts building up to another of their epic stories after the Thanos situation is resolved in Avengers Infinity War part 2. They have plenty of great line wide story arcs that would translate nicely to the big screen.
Another thing we are hoping for is to start seeing more crossover between the movies and TV shows. Cross your fingers!
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is the movie MCU has been building up to ever since the first Iron Man movie. They pulled in so many characters and each one received their fair share of screen time. They did all this while staying true to each character’s persona.
Marvel didn’t skimp out on extra characters like they did in Civil War. They brought in nearly all their heavy hitters for this epic battle against Thanos. The CGI was very good and did not distract from the movie. Watching Thanos systematically collect all the Infinity Stones for the Gauntlet was compelling. I don’t remember any lull in the movie. The action sequences were very captivating. I can’t find any fault with the movie.
If you’re a big comic book fan you’ll notice some deviations from the source material, but they are explained very well. The end result is the same, the movie just takes a slightly different route to get there.
There are multiple superhero deaths in Infinity War. You might want to bring some Kleenex cuz there are some tear-inducing moments. You will want to stay through the end credits because this IS a Marvel movie and you know there will be a clip at the end.
Just like all Marvel end credit scenes, you get a hint at the next upcoming Marvel movie.
We loved Avengers: Infinity War. Everyone that gave us their review also gave it overwhelmingly positive reviews. You will want to go watch this movie on opening weekend BEFORE someone spoils the big scenes for you.
If you have been keeping up with Marvel Comic’s Civil War II story-line you know there is a rift amongst the super-heroes. The difference in opinions has caused long time friends and team mates to part ways.
The younger group of super-heroes disagreed so strongly with the main Avengers group that they decided to leave the group and form their own team, the Champions. You also now have Occupy Avengers led by Hawkeye. The Avengers that are left have a much different dynamic than the group you see in the Marvel movies.
Marvel.com Interview with Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo
The Avengers look very different these days.
Most of the team’s young members have chosen to leave in the fallout of Civil War II, while the new Wasp has earned full-fledged Avenger status. Iron Man remains, but someone new will don the armor. Captain America and Vision find themselves thrust into the “veteran” role, working with Thor and new recruit Hercules to round out the team as they come up against an already familiar foe.
We grabbed a few minutes with writer Mark Waid and artist Mike Del Mundo to get a sense of what the Avengers will be like as this new adventure begins.
Marvel.com: This new team spins out of Civil War II, and there are some big changes. Ms. Marvel, Nova, and Spider-Man are all gone, someone different is in the Iron Man armor, and a few new faces have joined up. What brings the team to this point?
Mark Waid: We really can’t divulge too much without spoiling Civil War II, but we can say that the “kids” have realized that their heroes sometimes have feet of clay, and there’s a real friction in the super hero community following the war. The kids have gone off to form their own team, the Champions, and that means the Avengers need to re-stock in terms of members.
Marvel.com: The previous team hadn’t been together for very long, and it felt like they were just starting to settle into the groove of working together. Does this affect the new team, with a rift between new and returning members?
Mark Waid: Somewhat. Partly in what sides each member came down on during the Civil War, but also in terms of Vision vs. Everyone Else—for reasons that will become apparent in issue #1.
Marvel.com: This Avengers team originally formed because they found they worked well together, and these veteran heroes seemed to want to mentor new, younger heroes to be the “Avengers of the Future,” so to speak. With that dynamic largely gone, what is the glue that really holds this crew together?
Mark Waid: The new war that Vision’s gotten them into with Kang. More than that, we cannot yet say.
Marvel.com: Victor Von Doom has been in the process of reforming from villain to hero since the events of Secret Wars concluded. Still, it’s to be expected that most would be suspicious of him and his motives. How do the other Avengers work with their former enemy?
Mark Waid: Not well. Not at all well. There is a lot of friction here—so much that we’re even holding off introducing him as a member until issue #2!
Marvel.com: Similarly, Victor is diving head first into the role of Iron Man, joining up with a team almost as soon as he steps into the armor. As someone who’s most frequently worked alone, feeling superior to others and being generally untrusting, what is this new experience like for Doom?
Mark Waid: To Doom? He feels and acts like a Musher guiding a pack of Sled Dogs.
Marvel.com: The two of you haven’t worked together in the past. What has your process become? Where is the design of the book more collaborative and where do you leave each other to your own devices?
Mark Waid: Honestly, the process is still being defined, but so far,wow. Mike has exceeded all expectations. And I’ve made it clear to him that these are notmystories, these areourstories—so any suggestions/advice he has as a visual storyteller will inform the finished book.
Mike Del Mundo: So far the process has been amazing! Mark from the start made it clear that this is our story so from the jump he’s encouraged me to run wild and put out any cool ideas that can further the narrative.
Marvel.com: The tone of this book is undoubtedly much different from what we were seeing in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS; how are you reflecting that change in your art?
Mike Del Mundo: I’m letting things flow organically. I haven’t made a conscious decision to reflect that change in my art. It’s almost something I have to feel for and see how the story goes. I feel like the story will naturally guide the mood and tone of the art. I do depend on my colors to carry the feel of the story so you’ll see a wide range of color changes to reflect the mood of the book.
Marvel.com: What has been different about penciling this team book over your previous work on solo titles like ELEKTRA?
Mike Del Mundo: Honestly, this is my first team book so the first thing I noticed, was more characters to draw [Laughs] but it’s so exciting and I’m salivating over all the cool characters to draw. I love the challenge and the fact that it’s a team book gives you a wide range of different characters from different genres to explore. At this point it’s been pretty awesome.
Marvel.com: What can you tell us about the first story arc we’ll see the team go through? Who is their next enemy?
Mark Waid: Several iterations of Kang—including some we’ve never seen before. After that, nothing’s yet nailed down, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a specific non-traditionally Avengers villain show up….