Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky
  • UK release: 8 March 2019
  • Website: www.marvel.com/captainmarvel/

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with sheer likeability.

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Brie Larson not shocked by Captain Marvel's box office success

12 Apr 2019

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Brie Larson doesn't know why it was "so hard to comprehend" that 'Captain Marvel' made $1 billion. The 29-year-old actress stars as the titular superhero in the film, which is the first female-led stand-alone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel will lead 'entire' MCU says Kevin Feige

18 Mar 2019

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Kevin Feige says Captain Marvel will lead the "entire" Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. The president of Marvel Studios has revealed that Brie Larson's Carol Danvers from first Marvel female led standalone film will be at the "forefront" of…

Captain Marvel impresses at the box office

11 Mar 2019

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'Captain Marvel' opened to a whopping $302 million at the international box office. The latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which features Brie Larson in the titular role – also managed an impressive figure in the US box office…

Brie Larson hopes Captain Marvel will trigger diversity conversations

10 Mar 2019

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Brie Larson hopes 'Captain Marvel' will spark a global conversation about diversity. The 29-year-old actress – who stars as the titular character in the new Marvel movie – wants the film to trigger discussions about diversity within the film business…

Brie Larson: Captain Marvel training reduced me to tears

9 Mar 2019

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Brie Larson was reduced to tears by her punishing training regime for 'Captain Marvel'. The Academy Award-winning actress – who stars as the titular character in the new Marvel movie – has admitted she "sobbed in the gym" because of the physical…

Brie Larson feared playing a flawless superhero

9 Mar 2019

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Brie Larson worried about playing a flawless superhero. The 29-year-old actress – who stars as the titular character in 'Captain Marvel' – has admitted to loving her on-screen character's relatability. She explained: "There's a lot to love about…

Samuel L. Jackson: Marvel's stories are 'more intricate' now

6 Mar 2019

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Samuel L. Jackson thinks Marvel's stories are "more intricate" now than they were 10 years ago. The 70-year-old actor has portrayed Nick Fury for over a decade and admits there are big differences between shooting a movie for the Marvel Cinematic…

Brie Larson: Captain Marvel could be 'biggest feminist movie of all time'

5 Mar 2019

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Brie Larson wouldn't be surprised if 'Captain Marvel' went on to be the "biggest feminist movie of all time". The 29-year-old actress plays the titular role in the hit movie and is grateful she got to be a part of something that can "break new…

Captain Marvel

5 Mar 20194 stars

Brie Larson is a cool customer in the first female-led feature from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Scourge of intergalactic ne'er-do-wells and, now, a certain breed of fanboy, the Carol Danvers incarnation of Captain Marvel blazes onto the screen in all her womanly glory. 21 instalments in, we finally get our first female-led MCU entry, while it's…

Brie Larson didn't feel any pressure playing Captain Marvel

4 Mar 2019

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Brie Larson didn't feel any pressure playing Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel'. The 29-year-old actress is portraying the titular superhero in the first female-led stand-alone film Marvel Cinematic Universe movie but she insists she didn't feel any…

Gemma Chan says Captain Marvel is 'overdue'

4 Mar 2019

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Gemma Chan thinks 'Captain Marvel' is "overdue". The 36-year-old actress, who plays Kree geneticist Dr. Minerva in the superhero film, is "really happy" to be part of the film – which is first female-led standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic…

Brie Larson listened to riot grrrl bands in preparation for Captain Marvel

28 Feb 2019

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Brie Larson listened to 90s female punk bands to get pumped up for 'Captain Marvel'. The 29-year-old actress plays Carol Danvers in the upcoming 1990s set superhero film, which is the first female stand-alone movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Brie Larson became a powerful woman on Captain Marvel

6 Feb 2019

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Brie Larson believes her fitness training for 'Captain Marvel' broke boundaries of what it means to be a woman. The 29-year-old actress endured nine months of intense exercise for her role as Carol Danvers – a former US Air Force fighter pilot who…

Brie Larson became 'super strong' preparing for Captain Marvel

2 Feb 2019

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Brie Larson could deadlift 225lbs after training for 'Captain Marvel'. The 29-year-old actress was determined to get "super-strong" for her role as Carol Danvers and her superhero alter ego in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, and hopes she could…

Samuel L. Jackson teases Nick Fury will see action in Captain Marvel

23 Jan 2019

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Samuel L Jackson has teased that Nick Fury will see some action in 'Captain Marvel'. The 70-year-old actor has admitted that his Marvel Cinematic Universe character is "kind of bored" in the upcoming prequel – which is set in the 90s and stars Brie…

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel sacrifices

12 Jan 2019

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Brie Larson "sacrificed" for her role in 'Captain Marvel'. The 29-year-old actress stars as the titular character in the upcoming Marvel movie and her co-star Samuel L. Jackson – who reprises his role as Nick Fury – says her workouts to prepare for…

Brie Larson's tough training

17 Dec 2018

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Brie Larson did "nine months" of training for 'Captain Marvel'. The 29-year-old actress trained for nearly a year for her role as the superhero including three months of stunt training for two hours every day. She told Collider: "I did nine…

Brie Larson admits Marvel fame is 'scary'

6 Dec 2018

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Brie Larson thinks the attention she's currently receiving is "scary". The 29-year-old year-old actress was already an Academy Award-winning performer prior to being cast as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Brie has admitted that…

Ben Mendelsohn calls for diversity and inclusion

24 Nov 2018

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'Captain Marvel' is a "big moment" for inclusion and diversity, according to Ben Mendelsohn. The 49-year-old actor stars as a high-ranking Skrull known as Talos, who has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., in the upcoming Marvel movie – the first to feature a…

Captain Marvel's first trailer teases new Marvel movie

18 Sep 2018

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The first 'Captain Marvel' trailer has been released. The long-awaited Marvel trailer - which features Brie Larson in the iconic role - made its debut on 'Good Morning America' and has given fans an insight into what they can expect from the upcoming…

Mckenna Grace dreamed of Marvel role

8 Sep 2018

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Mckenna Grace "always dreamed" of acting in a Marvel movie. The 12-year-old actress can't believe she is going to be playing a superhero, a young Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel', the newest instalment of the hit movie franchise. Of her role, she…

Brie Larson says Captain Marvel trailer will 'break the internet'

5 Sep 2018

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Brie Larson has predicted the new 'Captain Marvel' trailer will "break the internet". The 28-year-old actress sent a tweet to Entertainment Weekly about the much-anticipated trailer, which is set to be released later today (05.09.18), and has…

Kevin Feige explains why Captain Marvel is set in the 90s

19 Jul 2018

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Kevin Feige says setting the 'Captain Marvel' movie in the 90s allows Marvel to "play" in a new area. The 45-year-old studio boss has revealed the reasons behind the studio's decision to set the much-anticipated superhero film in that particular…

Samuel L. Jackson looks '25 years younger' in Captain Marvel

9 Jul 2018

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Samuel L. Jackson will look 25 years younger for the duration of 'Captain Marvel'. The 69-year-old actor is one of Hollywood's most recognisable stars, but Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed that the veteran performer and his co-star Clark Gregg…

Brie Larson can lift 215lbs after Captain Marvel training

15 Jun 2018

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Brie Larson can lift 215lbs after training for her new film 'Captain Marvel'. The 28-year-old actress spent nine months training extensively for the fantasy/action movie - in which she portrays superhero Carol Danvers - and was shocked by how heavy…

Captain Marvel 'won't be like the typical origin story'

17 May 2018

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'Captain Marvel' won't be like the typical origin story, according to one of the film's producers. The much-anticipated new Marvel movie will see Brie Larson star as the iconic superhero and producer Nate Moore has given fans an insight into what…

Annette Bening joins Captain Marvel cast

10 May 2018

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Annette Bening has joined the cast of 'Captain Marvel'. The 59-year-old actress has signed up for the female-led Marvel Studios film alongside Brie Larson, in what is thought to be her first comic book movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter…

Ben Mendelsohn says Brie Larson is perfect as Captain Marvel

28 Mar 2018

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Ben Mendelsohn said Brie Larson is "absolutely perfect" as Captain Marvel. The 28-year-old actress landed the role of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and Larson is set to make her debut as the…

Lashana Lynch to star in Captain Marvel

17 Mar 2018

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Lashana Lynch is set to replace DeWanda Wise in the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie. DeWanda, 33, was forced to drop out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie starring Brie Larson - which will be the first Marvel movie to star a female…

DeWanda Wise leaves Captain Marvel

16 Mar 2018

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DeWanda Wise has dropped out of 'Captain Marvel'. The 33-year-old actress was due to star alongside Brie Larson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie - which will be the first Marvel movie to star a female superhero as the lead role - but…

Gemma Chan joins Captain Marvel movie

27 Feb 2018

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Gemma Chan has been cast in the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie. The 35-year-old actress - who is best known for her role in Channel 4's 'Humans' - will portray geneticist and spy Doctor Minerva aka Minn-Erva opposite Brie Larson, who will play Carol…

DeWanda Wise to star in Captain Marvel

5 Jan 2018

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DeWanda Wise is the latest star to join the cast of 'Captain Marvel'. The 'She's Gotta Have It' actress will co-star opposite Brie Larson in the female-led Marvel superhero movie, according to Deadline. Wise is known for starring as Nola Darling…

Captain Marvel to be set in early 90s

24 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that 'Captain Marvel' will be set in the early 1990s. The 44-year-old film producer used his appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to spill that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Marvel Cinematic…

Samuel L. Jackson back as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel

7 Jul 2017

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Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie. The 68-year-old actor was last seen as the one-eyed super-spy in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' back in 2015, and prior to that he was shot and hospitalised in…

Kevin Feige wants Captain Marvel to be relatable

2 May 2017

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Kevin Feige believes it is vital for Captain Marvel to be a "relatable" heroine. The Marvel Studios boss admits the many and varied powers of the character, who can fly, shoot energy bursts and is incredibly strong could overshadow the plot in the…

Brie Larson: Captain Marvel believes in truth

8 Apr 2017

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Brie Larson has praised Captain Marvel as a "believer in truth and justice". The 27-year-old actress is set to take on the role of Carol Danvers and her crime fighting alter-ego in the eponymously titled 2019 Marvel movie, and has said her character…

Katee Sackhoff didn't want 'boring' Captain Marvel role

29 Mar 2017

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Katee Sackhoff is pleased she missed out on Captain Marvel role as it would have been "boring" being a hero. The 36-year-old actress was at the centre of a fan campaign to get filmmakers to cast her as the superhero for an upcoming standalone film…

Brie Larson: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a magical hole of mystery

9 Mar 2017

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Brie Larson feels as though she has fallen down a "magical hole of mystery" since joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 27-year-old actress has been cast as Carol Danvers and her superhero alter ego Captain Marvel and will make her debut as the…

Brie Larson: Captain Marvel is a 'bridge' between worlds

27 Feb 2017

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Brie Larson says 'Captain Marvel' is the "bridge" between Earth and space. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star as Carol Danvers and her titular alter-ego in the 2019 standalone movie, and has said the character acts as the missing link between…

Brie Larson's hopes for Captain Marvel character

12 Sep 2016

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Brie Larson hopes her 'Captain Marvel' role will inspire young women. The 'Room' star is set to take on the role of the Marvel superhero and hopes it will be a character young girls can look up to. She told Space Channel: "On social media, I get…

Marvel has a Captain Marvel director shortlist

25 Aug 2016

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Marvel Studios has compiled a shortlist of directors for the forthcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie. Three female filmmakers dominate the list of favourites to helm Marvel's first female led superhero movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Niki…

Brie Larson's tough Captain Marvel process

26 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Brie Larson had to meet a "very high bar" to be cast as Captain Marvel. The Oscar-winning actress has been chosen to bring Carol Danvers and her alter-ego to life in the 2019 standalone movie about the superhero, but had to overcome some tough…

Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel

24 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel. The Oscar-winning star of 'Room' has been chosen by Marvel to bring Carol Danvers and her alter-ego to life in the 2019 standalone movie about the superhero. The news was announced at San Diego Comic Con over…

Brie Larson is the frontrunner to play Captain Marvel

2 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Brie Larson is reportedly Marvel's first choice to play Captain Marvel. The Oscar-winning star of 'Room' is the studio's favourite to bring Carol Danvers and her alter-ego to life in a standalone movie about the superhero, Variety reports. If she…

Captain Marvel 'will not appear' in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

2 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Captain Marvel will not appear in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel. The movie, which has proven to be an enormous commercial and critical success, has already been lined up for a sequel - but director James Gunn has confirmed that Carol Danvers…

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