Finally, after a long break from MCU releases, we have a new installment to the 20 film series with Captain Marvel’s arrival. Personally, I have been a big fan of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers for a long time now, and I was equally excited to see her make an appearance on the big screen as I was with Doctor Strange. Next, I would like to see Nova, Taskmaster, and Galactus, but we’ll have that conversation another time. Make it happen, Feige.
Anywho, there has been controversy surrounding this film (that I’ll share my thoughts on in our movie review), but that didn’t stop the cast of Captain Marvel from sharing insight from their experiences working on Marvel’s highly anticipated superheroine. I was sick as a dog when I covered this event, but I still got plenty of good answers from the cast, here they are the best ones:
Clark Gregg, who we all know as Agent Coulson, was asked what it felt like to be back in the MCU, he shared:
“It wasn’t a long conversation. You know, they said, hey, do you want to come back? It’s the ’90s. Cool soundtrack. Ryan and Anna. Little origin buddy stuff with Sam. And they’re going to give you more hair and make you look younger. Oh, and Brie Larson is going to be Captain Marvel and I was like, okay, where do I go? And it superseded that in every way. It was so incredibly fun to do.” He continued. “And I’ve gotten the thrill of taking my young daughter to a bunch of Marvel movies, but I’m taking a 17-year-old young woman to see Captain Marvel next week and I’ve never been more excited to take her to anything ever.”
Next, the cast was asked what they loved from the 90s and would like to see make a comeback, the cast replied:
Ryan Fleck: “VHS tapes”
Anna Boden: “Pay Phones. Because then I wouldn’t have to check my email all the time”
Clark Gregg: “I wish MTV had music videos again”
Gemma Chan: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Samuel L. Jackson: “LaserDiscs”
Brie Larson: “Butterfly Clips”
Jude Law: “I was a big fan of The Verve”
Lashana Lynch: “R&B, man. R&B was the truth, man.”
Kevin Feige: “Video stores. I miss walking around video stores.”
A 12-year-old girl came to the stand to ask Brie what she wanted girls her age to take away from the film, Brie replied:
” I’m more curious to know what you thought of the movie. I mean, we made it for you. So that’s really what this is about. I feel like the world is already telling you so much, as to how you’re supposed to think and feel and interpret things and who you’re supposed to grow up to be. We’re not supposed to put that on you. We’re just showing you images and it’s up to you to decide. So what did you think? “
To conclude the press conference, the younger girl let Brie know that she felt the movie was amazing, and that Captain Marvel was an empowering female role figure.
Well, there you have it guys! Stay tuned for a Captain Marvel review this week where we will take a deeper dive into the film itself. Don’t forget to buy your tickets, the movie comes out on March 8th and we would love to hear what you think!
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