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‘Captain Marvel’ is a Character Journey Not a Superhero Story

Marvel has taken some criticism for the story arcs of female characters in its Cinematic Universe, so the upcoming Captain Marvel film has a lot of pressure on it.

Carol Danvers will be the first female Marvel hero to get a standalone movie. Due to these expectations, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is adamant that the focus be on Carol’s story and not superhero action.

“Captain Marvel will be, by far, the most powerful superhero in Marvel’s cinematic universe,” Feige told Vulture. “[The story] ultimately needs to be about the three-dimensional, multilayered Carol Danvers character. You have to be able to track her and follow her and relate to her at all points of the movie, regardless of how many visual effects and spaceships and bad guys are filling the frame. That’s what’s important.”

Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were a surprise choice since they have mainly worked on independent movies. However, Feige knew exactly what he wanted for Captain Marvel.

“For us, what Anna and Ryan have done so spectacularly well in all of their movies, albeit on a much smaller scale than they’re about to do, is create a singular character journey,” he said. “The stories they’ve told have been so diverse, but regardless of the subject matter, they can dive into it and hone in on that character’s journey.”

Brie Larson

Academy Award winner Brie Larson will portray Danvers, who makes her MCU debut in Avengers: Infinity War, which opens May 4, 2018.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release March 18, 2019.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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