When the first Captain Marvel film came out in 2019 it was the first of its kind, a Marvel movie, that instead of following a male hero, followed a female heroine, Carol Danvers. The movie divided the masses, some people adored the film, and others (particularly the male audience) hated the film, blaming their hatred on Brie Larson’s “lackluster acting” or the “bad storyline. Most likely the hate for the film is due to the blatant misogyny of Marvel's typical audience.
I was one of the lovers of the film. Not only did I love the leading lady, Brie Larson, and her perfect performance as Carol Danvers, but I was inspired and felt I had someone who looked and acted like me. From the first photos that came out of the movie, my jaw dropped to the floor, the first female Marvel superhero to get her titular movie, was blonde. When I watched the film I was even more surprised. I expected Carol to be hard and strong, but she had personality, she cried, she was confident, and she made me feel overwhelmingly empowered.
Captain Marvel came out in 2019, following the story of Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot who in a crazy turn of events ends up in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races, where she somehow earns superhero powers. The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and The leading lady, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers is played by Brie Larson. The film also features Samuel L. Jackson (playing Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (playing Talos/Keller), Jude Law (playing Yon-Rogg), and Lashana Lynch (playing Maria Rambeau).
Carol Danvers is an undeniable badass, making her origin story film for Captain Marvel extremely fun and exciting to watch. It never gets old for me and is a movie I always click on when I'm having a rough night for some inspiration and a bit of a confidence boost. My love for the film grew even larger when I learned that a second film, The Marvel's would be coming our way on November 22nd of 2022.
The film will come out on the tail of the Disney plus series' and films like Wandavision, Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
I expect that the film will follow the storylines built in each of the different series and movies. Hopefully, the film will share more about what happened in the missed years between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Above all, I hope that this film will find a way to continue to empower a young female audience the same way they did with the first film.