Captain Marvel?is a 2019 American?superhero film?based on the?Marvel Comics?character?Carol Danvers. Produced by?Marvel Studios?and distributed by?Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is?the twenty-first film?in the?Marvel Cinematic Universe?(MCU). The film is written and directed by?Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with?Geneva Robertson-Dworet?also contributing to the screenplay.?Brie Larson?stars as Danvers, alongside?Samuel L. Jackson,?Ben Mendelsohn,?Djimon Hounsou,?Lee Pace,?Lashana Lynch,?Gemma Chan,?Annette Bening,?Clark Gregg, and?Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes?Captain Marvel?after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien civilizations.
Development of the film began as early as May 2013. It was officially announced in October 2014 as Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film.?Nicole Perlman?and?Meg LeFauve?were hired as a writing team the following April after submitting separate takes on the character. The story borrows elements from?Roy Thomas’s 1971 “Kree?Skrull War” comic book storyline. Larson was announced as Danvers at the 2016?San Diego Comic-Con, with Boden and Fleck hired to direct in April 2017. Robertson-Dworet soon took over scripting duties, with the remainder of the cast added by the start of filming.?Location shooting?began in January 2018, with?principal photography?beginning that March in California before concluding in Louisiana in July 2018. Jackson and Gregg?who, among others, reprise their roles from previous MCU films?were digitally?de-aged?in?post-production?to reflect the film’s 1990s setting.
Captain Marvel?premiered in London on February 27, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 8, 2019, in?IMAX?and?3D. The film has grossed over $1.1?billion worldwide, making it the first female-led superhero film to pass the billion-dollar mark. It is currently the?second-highest-grossing film of 2019, and became the?ninth-highest-grossing superhero film?of all time as well as the?22nd-highest-grossing film?overall. Critics described it as “entertaining”, “enjoyable” and “savvy”, and praised the performances of Larson, Jackson, and Mendelsohn.
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