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— Mat's Nerd Corner (@matsnerdcorner) February 28, 2019
Back in my 1970s comix-nerd days, I was almost entirely a DC reader. Only two Marvel-Universe films we’ve seen are Black Panther and the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Captain Marvel character didn’t appear in print until after I’d pretty much given up reading the genre. But I may have to drag the Spousal Unit to the new movie anyways…
From the NYTimes, “Can ‘Captain Marvel’ Fix Marvel’s Woman Problem?”:
When “Captain Marvel” opens next Friday, it will be a moment of great satisfaction mixed with lingering frustration.
The film, which stars Brie Larson as that spacefaring comic-book superhero, is the 21st entry in the interconnected Marvel movie franchise since it began in 2008 but only the first to focus principally on a woman…
Marvel has built its own fortunes on a decades-old supply of costumed adventurers that doesn’t lack for women. And the studio has been criticized for its slowness to create movies emphasizing its female characters.
So what took Marvel as long as it did to reach this point? And will “Captain Marvel” be the movie that makes good on this long unfulfilled potential?…
In recent years Marvel has… gained a reputation for giving opportunities to filmmakers who don’t have a background in tentpole action movies. That category includes the “Captain Marvel” directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who are better known for low-budget offerings like “Mississippi Grind” and “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.”
Recalling an early meeting with Marvel, Boden said they told the studio, “All we have is the character stuff. And they said, ‘We know how to explode things — we need directors who can tell a story.’”