Djimon Hounsou is no stranger to the nerdy genres. He’s acted and voiced in TV, cartoons, and movies. Titles like The Wild Thornberrys, voiced Black Panther in the 2010 Marvel Knights mini-series, Drago in How To Train Your Dragon 2, playing Papa Midnite in the Constantine movie, starred in Seventh Son, The Legend of Tarzan, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He played Korath in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie that had everyone tilting their head and asking “Who?” for weeks after the first trailer dropped. But what’s next on his plate? Three incredible roles in three big movies.
While not the first female superhero film in history, Wonder Woman changed the way we thought about female lead superhero films. When you give women the helm for major productions about women, you see the impact it has on the community. It came as a kind of a surprise to fans when WB/DC got the big female lead movie out first. Its left the appearance of Marvel trying to play catch up, pointing out the glaringly obvious ways that Marvel Studios has dropped the ball when it comes to women characters and creators. With Captain Marvel approaching it’s final two weeks of filming, it leaves some fans wondering if Captain Marvel is too late to capitalize on the hype soaked up by Wonder Woman. Will Marvel Studios pull off the same fan acclaimed feature that WB/DC captured, or will Captain Marvel come across as an attempt to copy without authenticity?
Ms. Marvel, the name formerly used by Carol Danvers (now Captain Marvel), is a Pakistani American teenage girl, Kamala Khan. After gaining powers when the Inhumans released the Terrigen Mists, Kamala Khan is now a polymorph. She has the ability to change the size and shape of her body.
Now with oncoming Captain Marvel movie, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sets his eye to the future and Ms. Marvel’s place in the MCU.
It’s been months since there’s been any substantial news regarding Captain Marvel, the first female solo film outta Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. But today, as one might have assumed they would, Marvel gave a little something something during their panel at San Diego Comic Con. And by a little something, we’re talking an unexpected (and legally confounding) alien race, as well an interesting timeline in the MCU. (more…)
It was almost a year ago when Marvel Studios first announced that Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson would portray the titular Air Force officer turned superheroine in Captain Marvel. The hire represented the final piece of major casting for Marvel’s third phase, so perhaps it’s fitting that when Captain Marvel hits theatres everywhere, Carol Danvers will be joined on screen by a character that’s been around since the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Making the rounds at the Hollywood rumour mill this week: Samuel L. Jackson will be joining Larson in her Marvel solo debut. (more…)
We’ve known for a very very (very) long time that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (famously from Fast and Furious and infamous for The Tooth Fairy,) will star as the immortal Egyptian anti-hero in the someday coming
Captain Marvel Shazam/Black Adam movie that is apparently still someday coming, but who’d be playing the good guy that the former wrestler turned actor’s bad guy? Well Mr. The Rock Johnson, who is also reportedly producing the film, did give a not so subtle hint to We Got This Covered on who he’d want to see suited up as the scarlet draped acronym powered hero. (more…)
The announcement that Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson was going to take up the mantle of Captain Marvel at last summer’s Comic Con was more than the final big piece of Marvel Studios‘ Phase 3 casting. The significance of Captain Marvel is bigger for the studio and fans because it will be the first Marvel movie headlined by a woman. That’s no small responsibility for the actress hired, along with just the generally huge commitment of being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it was the responsibility that ultimately persuaded Larson to sign up in the end. (more…)
In terms of Marvel Studios‘ Phase 3 plan, Captain Marvel is the last big question mark. We’ve seen footage for the three Marvel movies coming up this year, Black Panther just wrapped, and we have a pretty good idea, based on experience, what Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4 might look like, but we didn’t know anything about Captain Marvel until last summer when Brie Larson was announced as the titular hero. Well news broke this week that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be sitting in dual directors chairs, and the people have been wondering: why them? (more…)
Marvel Studios had a busy day today!
Guardians of the Galaxy just about ready to hit theaters, and has been getting some great first reactions by some critics. Kevin Feige decided to let the floodgates open and hosted an Open House at the Disney lot in Burbank. There, members of the press were treated to all sorts of details for the upcoming Phase 3 films including Black Panther, Antman and The Wasp, and Captain Marvel.
With so many superhero movies coming out nowadays it can be hard to keep track of them all (especially now with the DCEU, there’ll be twice as many). Critics of the subgenre say that all the films are the same and replay essentially the same plotline and story points over and over. While there is something to be said about originality in an area where there are a lot of similar stories, not all superhero films are created equal. Some are better known, some aren’t, and so far Marvel has been fairly successful at pulling stories from its drawer of lesser knowns and not only making money off of them, but making them relevant and necessary to their shared universe. One of those lesser known Marvel characters that has yet to make her debut is Captain Marvel herself. (more…)