After over decade of Marvel superhero films fronted by men, women finally get to take center stage with the debut of “Captain Marvel.”
“Women are being represented in their best form, in their best light in this,” actress Lashana Lynch told Variety‘s Marc Malkin at the movie’s premiere. “Women in the military are being represented, single mothers are being represented.”
An ex-Air Force fighter pilot, Captain Marvel’s (Brie Larson) alter-ego Carol Danvers is just as badass as the cosmic hero herself, who is supposedly the strongest fighter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“For the first time, it will have a platform to show all her power and the magnificence that that power is, and who she is not only as a superhero, but as a human, said Victoria Alonso, the executive VP of Marvel Studios.
Even Ben Mendelsohn, one of the movie’s alien villains, had nothing but compliments to pay the film.
“When my little ones are going like, ‘I want to be that when I grow up,’ all that stuff impacts you. The idea that they might want to be like Carol Danvers, that’s pretty cool,” he said.
“Captain Marvel” also became the first MCU film to be composed by a woman, the Turkish-American composer Pinar Toprak.
“I think of myself when I was growing in Turkey and I had Superman to look up to,” she said. “Any gender, any race, any religion, there’s an actually really incredible, awesome female hero to look up. That’s a really inspiring thing.”
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