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Kevin Feige Explains Why There Haven’t Been Many Female-Fronted Comicbook Movies

Come next March, Marvel’s very FIRST entirely female-fronted comicbook movie will step to the forefront in the form of Captain Marvel. The very talented Brie Larson will be playing Carol Danvers, and it will be exciting to see how big of a mark this powerhouse character will leave on the MCU in 2019. With her abilities and strength topping even that of Thor and the Hulk, we can only imagine that Captain Marvel will be just what the doctor ordered to shake things up and connect the dots to Avengers 4 after Thanos left things in the universe more than a little chaotic.

 

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In a recent interview with EW, Brie Larson and the MCU’s first female director, Anna Boden, talked a bit about what to expect from Danvers as a hero:

 

“She can’t help but be herself,” Larson says. “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.”

 

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Boden, who co-wrote and directed Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck, said:

“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection. But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness.”

 

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You can bet that with the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifting beings, attempting to launch an invasion of Earth on Captain Marvel’s watch, we’ll get a chance to see many of her character traits front row and center.

 

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