President Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel Will Lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Now the Marvel Cinematic Universe is entering a transitional phase, as familiar superheroes expectedly depart the series following the events of Avengers: Endgame. While compiling reports of films that are expected to debut in the next few years, the future movie slate is dominated by all-new films or sequels to more recent entries into the MCU.
According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, one of latest heroes making debuts in the MCU, Captain Marvel, now will become a major force in the future of the franchise.
Based on his comments, it would appear Carol Danvers will be the key to holding the MCU together.
“The great thing about Captain Marvel is that she is a human. She is a real person, Carol Danvers, who gets these incredible powers and who has these amazing adventures in outer space,” Kevin Feige previously confirmed in Captain Marvel: The Official Movie Special. “As with all the best Marvel characters, Carol Danvers needs to be very human. And so, this is not just about somebody who is incredibly powerful or can fly around and even shoot photon blasts out of her hands. It is somebody who is very human, who is very vulnerable, and who has multiple dimensions.”
As we all knew, Tony Stark debuted in Iron Man, kicking off the MCU. While there is not an official “leader” of the Avengers, both Iron Man and Captain America have been the most prominent figures in the franchise, as it’s the lessons that they learned over the course of their lives that would motivate their heroism. In the regard, it seems as though Captain Marvel would make a better choice to drive the MCU forward than, say, the Guardians of the Galaxy.“
“When we found out Brie Larson might be interested in joining our world, we had a number of meetings,” added Kevin Feige. “She was a huge fan of her character in the comics. And one of the highlights of my career at Marvel was introducing Brie at Comic-Con and having her come out on stage; then she stands there with literally almost everybody else from our movies. There she was at the forefront, and that was a great foreshadowing – not just for how audiences are going to embrace her as the character, but also for how Captain Marvel is about to take the lead and she’ll be at the forefront of this entire Cinematic Universe.”
Based on the popularity of Captain Marvel, the formula of Kevin Feige looks to be proving correct about the future face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel is already in theaters.
Avengers: Endgame Writers Explain Why Captain Marvel Was Not Around So Much
There have been speculations about the fact that Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) was given a limited role in Avengers: Endgame, though her presence had the potential to overshadow the story of the original members of the team. Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is one of the few people with a shot at being able to take down Thanos in a fight. That also meant she had the potential to resolve many of the conflicts in Endgame on her own.
The reveal of Captain Marvel happened during the post-credits scene of her solo movie, setting her up to join the Avengers for Endgame. However, the role of Carol Danvers in the film was more limited than fans might have e expected. She found Tony Stark in space, then helped to fight against Thanos, and was gone from the movie until the final battle. It was explained than Captain Marvel was helping other worlds after the Snap, which is why she was unable to assist during the time travel adventure to collect the Infinity Stones.
Recently, the Endgame writers have finally set the record straight. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed why they restricted their use of the super-powerful Captain Marvel. The reason is that it would have been “unfair” to the original six Avengers having an outside character come in and solve their problems.
“Well, she was always going to be in it, but we did not have much to go on. They [Marvel Studios] had cast her, and that was it,” Christopher Markus told Vanity Fair. “It’s a tough balance to strike when you have a character that powerful, who you are going to bring in. And you do not want it to seem like, ‘Well, we just brought in this person who can clean the house, that we could not clean in the previous film.’ So we had to decide on a balance between not making it feel like a cameo, but also not having her around so much that she solved all the problems for everybody.”
Stephen McFeely also pointed out that Captain Marvel’s superpowers had the potential to fix all of the problems in the film. And the purpose of this story was to focus on the original members of the team.
“It also was not the point of the movie,” McFeely explained. “The point of the second film was saying goodbye to the original six Avengers, so their stories were gonna be way up here. We also had the same issue a little bit with Black Panther in Infinity War because people go, ‘Oh! Black Panther, he is coming back two months from now! Alright, I’m going to get a lot of Black Panther!’ And he got some. I mean, we went to Wakanda, but he was not the lead character. So it was not fair to the other six Avengers to have Captain Marvel come in and solve all their problems. It did not seem like good storytelling.”
The duo also had their unique challenge of scripting a character who first filmed on Avengers: Endgame before he own standalone movie under directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.
“So we sat with them and showed them the [Endgame] draft; we said, ‘Here is how she works in our movie, and here is how she sounds. Do you think this version of her, the version we had to decide on for our movie, that is 20 years after the hypothetical movie you are going to make – and have you done anything that would force you to do anything you did not want to do previously?’” Stephen McFeely told Backstory Magazine. “It was fine. But we certainly got their input.”
The Endgame screenwriters did review the Captain Marvel script during filming on Endgame, but according to Christopher Markus, “It was informative, but anything, it was too late to make any changes to ours.”
Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame are now available on Digital HD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
“Captain Marvel:” Brie Larson Rumoredly Will Appear In 5 More MCU Films
Brie Larson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut Captain Marvel did make waves when it hit the box office. Recently, according to a new rumor, we might be in for quite a few more appearances from Larson as Carol Danvers in the MCU.
As We Got This Covered reports, Brie Larson is set to appear in at least five more MCU movies before her contract with Marvel Studios is up. However, this is not confirmed by the actress or Marvel yet. So we should take it with a grain of salt for now, as an earlier report suggested Larson was signed to a 7 picture deal with Marvel, but eventually, that was shot down by herself.
Brie Larson has so far appeared in her standalone debut and then Avengers: Endgame. Up next would presumably be a full-on Captain Marvel sequel at some point in Phase 4, even though she could always show up in another movie like The Eternals or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 since those deals with more cosmic adventures and concepts.
If that does not happen, Brie Larson will probably be next seen in a sequel, though if that is the case, there’s some mystery regarding when that sequel would take place. Will it be set in the past once more or in the present after Endgame? There was plenty of unfinished business as the first movie came to an end, as Captain Marvel was going to help the Skrulls find a new home and take down the Kree empire.
That is plenty to fill another movie in the past, though it could also be set after Endgame, as Carol Danvers perhaps follows up on the status of the Skrulls after everything happened with Thanos. You could then move the Skrulls from the background into the forefront with Thanos now vacating the main supervillain spot. And who knows, this could be the next big step towards an eventual Secret Invasion storyline.
We imagine Brie Larson will also show up in whatever the next Avengers film will be. It’ll feature a mostly new lineup of heroes after Endgame brought Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow’ storylines to a close; and she is a natural fit becoming a leader in their absence.
Whether or not the deal is for 5 films or even 20, we can’t wait to see Brie Larson return as Captain Marvel on the big screen. And we all hope the hero will be around for a long, long time.
Are you excited for more Captain Marvel? Share with us in the comments!
Captain Marvel is now available at home media. Avengers: Endgame is being re-released globally this weekend and arrives in digital version at the end of next month.
Captain Marvel Suit in “Avengers: Endgame” Was Entirely CG
After the debut in her own film in the last few months, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), better known as Captain Marvel, certainly made an impression on the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Endgame. She brought the superpower she promised, with a sweet new haircut and an updated take on her classic suit as well. However, as it turns out, Carol did not always have that suit in Endgame. In fact, the whole thing was added in the post-production process.
After the release of Endgame, during an interview with Weta Digital’s Matt Aitken, a VFX supervisor on the film, when the topic of working Captain Marvel into the story came up, Aitken explained there were actually some changes made after they shot her initial scenes.
Remember, most of Avengers: Endgame was shot before Captain Marvel, and Brie Larson filmed all of her scenes for the film in the same suit she wore for her solo outing. And when everything came together, the creative team thought it was strange if the character had the same suit for 25 years, so they ended up making a suit on their computers and added it to Carol in post.
“She was filmed with here physical costume with a great costume from the costume department, but after her sequences were filmed, it was decided by the filmmakers that her costume needed to be more different from the costume that she was wearing in the 25 years ago, whatever the era of Captain Marvel, the Captain Marvel movie,” explained Aitken. “So we ended up replacing her costume with a CG suit for all her shots.”
So when we see all of those gold shoulder pads as well as updated logos, they were all created by computers. These kind of CG effects are all around films like Endgame, but they are just much harder to notice with the naked eyes. All of the Quantum Realm suits were made with VFX as well.
What do you think of Captain Marvel’s suit in Avengers: Endgame? The film is now in theaters.
“Captain Marvel” Passes “The Dark Knight Rises” to Become One of Top 25 Highest Grossing Films of All Time
While Avengers: Endgame is hitting theaters this week, there is another MCU film still making waves at the box office. Captain Marvel, which debuted back in March, has had a successful turn during its premiere, breaking records and surpassing many of other big names in the MCU franchise. Now, the film has earned enough to take its place in the top 25 grossing movies of all time!
According to @ERCboxoffice, Captain Marvel earned $15.6 million globally this weekend, which has pushed the film from #26 to #25 on the list, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises.
Box Office Mojo reports Captain Marvel has grossed $400,026,133 domestically and $1,089,526,133 worldwide. Back in 2012, DC’s The Dark Knight Rises took in $448,139,099 domestically and $1,084,939,099 worldwide.
Currently, Captain Marvel becomes the 7th highest grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The films in that franchise to beat are Captain America: Civil War (domestic: $408,084,349; worldwide: $1,153,304,495), along with Iron Man 3 (domestic: $409,013,994; worldwide: $1,214,811,252), with Avengers: Age of Ultron (domestic: $459,005,868; worldwide: $1,405,403,694), and The Avengers (domestic: $623,357,910; worldwide: $1,518,812,988), Avengers: Infinity War (domestic: $678,815,482; worldwide: $2,408,359,754), and Black Panther (domestic: $700, 059,566; worldwide: $1,346,913,161).
Captain Marvel was impressive from its start, opening to $153 million at the box office, making it the 7th largest opening weekend for such a Marvel Cinematic Universe film the franchise’s history. It even managed to earn the title of highest grossing film of 2019 in only three days, and also scored one of the biggest IMAX openings bringing in $22 million on 964 screens. The movie also had the best international opening for Marvel in IMAX as well as the second biggest international IMAX opening thus far.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Annette Bening (Dr. Wendy Lawson), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Lashana Lynch (Maria Rambeau), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Akira Akbar (Monica Rameau), Algenis Perez Soto (Att-Lass), McKenna Grace (Young Carol), Tune Temte (Bron-Char), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Yon-Rogg).
Captain Marvel is returning in Avengers: Endgame, which arrives on April 26. Make sure you don’t miss it, Captain Marvel is still playing in select theaters.
“Captain Marvel” Star Brie Larson Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People
Definitely, Captain Marvel did make an impression on fans after her standalone film debuted to over $1 billion worldwide. And the person behind the superhero Brie Larson has made an equally impressive as well. The actress does not shy away from difficult topics, she is always fighting for something better in both her chosen industry and even the world outside of it, and that is resonated with many. It is one of several reasons why she has been included in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people list and what better way to celebrate than with some heartfelt words from her Marvel co-star Tessa Thompson.
Thompson, who reportedly will star alongside Brie Larson in Avengers: Endgame, decided to explain why Larson is much more than deserving of a spot on the famed list. And we have included her entire piece below.
“Brie Larson is a warrior on and off screen,” wrote Thompson. “When she is not shattering records and stereotypes as Captain Marvel in Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film – which has made more than $1 billion at the global box office – she is fighting fiercely for gender equality, inclusivity and an end to sexual harassment in the workplace.”
Tessa Thompson also alluded to Larson’s previous comments about wanting more seats at the table for women as well as people of color in the film industry. When she got flack from vocal minorities, it was a message that the industry did need (and still) to heed.
“For Brie, it just comes naturally,” the Valkyrie star continued. “Her activism is the extension of who she is. She sits at a table, and she wants to make sure everyone has access to it. She’s constantly investigating how to be a better ally. And the first time I met her, she was taking a breather outside of an annual adult prom. On the next time, she was hosting a conversation (complete with graph and a PowerPoint presentation) about the lack of representation in the film. Brie has a huge capacity for both joy and serious work.”
“Brie is also primed to be one of Marvel’s next big leaders at a time when women are breaking ceilings in all spaces. She’s in a position to make real systemic change in Hollywood. I am elated to see someone so pure of intention wield that power.”
Both actresses will unite in Avengers: Endgame. The blockbuster is set to hit theaters on April 26. Captain Marvel is now showing, make sure you won’t miss it before Endgame arrives!
“Captain Marvel” Becomes the 10th Biggest Comic Book Movie of All Time
Earlier this month, the blockbuster Captain Marvel just hit theaters, already becoming a wild success. The movie opened to $153 million at the box office, which made Captain Marvel the seventh-largest opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the franchise’s history. Captain Marvel managed to earn the title of the highest grossing movie of 2019 in only three days. It scored one of the biggest IMAX openings bringing in $22 million on 964 screens. The film also had the best international opening for Marvel in IMAX and the second biggest international IMAX opening of all time.
Now, Captain Marvel has hit another milestone by becoming the 10th biggest comic book movie in history.
According to Box Office Mojo report, Captain Marvel is now the 52nd highest grossing movie of all time. This blockbuster has already earned $910,298,835 at the worldwide box office, falling behind only nine other comic book movies.
At present, those nine movies above Captain Marvel include:
- Avengers: Infinity War ($2,048,357,754 – ranked the 4th overall)
- The Avengers ($1,518,812,988 – ranked the 6th overall)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,405,403,694 – ranked the 8th overall)
- Black Panther ($1,346,913,161 – ranked the 9th overall)
- Iron Man 3 ($1,214,811,252 – ranked 17th overall)
- Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 – ranked 19th overall)
- Aquaman ($1,146,648,294– ranked 20th overall)
- The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,939,099 – ranked 25th overall)
- The Dark Knight (with $1,004,934,033 – ranked 37th overall)
Considering Captain Marvel has only been out for a couple of weeks, so there is still a chance it will continue to rise in the ranks. It is already impressively topped films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, and so on.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Lashana Lynch (Maria Rambeau), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Annette Bening (Dr. Wendy Lawson), Lee Pace (Ronan), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto (Att-Lass), Akira Akbar (Monica Rameau), Rune Temte (Bronn-Char), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), McKenna Grace (Young Carol), and Jude Law (Yon-Rogg).
You can catch Captain Marvel next in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame!
Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters. Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home is coming on July 5.
“Avengers: Endgame:” Fans Shipping Captain Marvel and Thor
Avengers: Endgame is now moving into its actual endgame. The movie arrives theaters in just a month, so the team at Marvel Studios released a new trailer to celebrate. And it also has introduced a new ship into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So, if you’re ready to move on from Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, no worries, because it seems netizens are convinced that Captain Marvel and Thor are about to become a new “it” item.
The whole thing actually began at the end of the Avengers: Endgame trailer. Fans watched as the reel set up the MCU’s epic battle to save the universe from Thanos at last, but instead, fans now directed their focus to the trailer’s tag scene. It ended with a short add-on starring Thor and Carol Danvers.
That scene shows Thor dressed down in a hoodie approached Carol from behind. Then Captain Marvel turns as the Asgardian approaches, and he stops before her. With a hand reached out, the God of Thunder summons his weapon to his hand, and Carol doesn’t even act so much as flinch. They lock eyes with Natasha Romanoff standing to the side, and Thor ends the standoff with his easy smile.
“I like this one,” the king admits, making the whole comic fandom explode into feels.
You can view the slides below; fans are obsessed with the meeting and all its interpretations. While some of them are simply happy to see the two overpowered space travelers meeting up, others think about a budding romance could sprout between them. But now, we have to wait and see if the ship actually sets said when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this April, or if Captain Marvel will go “higher, further, faster” without the OG Avenger.
01. SMILE EVERYONE
THOR IS SMILING!!!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AGES!!!! carol did THAT! ???????????????????????? #avengersendgame pic.twitter.com/LE5HQx4GPR
— ???????????????? saw captain marvel ︽✵︽ (@CAPTAlNERD) March 14, 2019
02. TEAMWORK VIBES
THOR APPROACHING CAROL AND CAROL SLOWLY TURNING AROUND AND THOR SUMMONING HIS HAMMER AND CAROL NOT EVEN FLINCHING AND THEN SMIRKING AT THOR AND THOR SAYING “I LIKE THIS ONE” AND SMILING BACK!!!! BITCH!!!! THEY ARE GOING TO DEFEAT THANOS TOGETHER!!!! #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/sFru82nqOL
— ｊａｙ . (@symbiogans) March 14, 2019
03. WE ARE ALL THOR
Thor is all of us.
Me too, Thor. Me too.#AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/Xapr0W8Rwr
— Map Of The Soul | End Game ???????? (@skrfrbts) March 14, 2019
04. SHE NEEDS NO PROTECTION
GUYS I WANT TO TAKE THOR HOME AND PROTECT HER WITH ALL MY HEART TOO BAD HE’S TO BUSY PROTECTING THE UNIVERSE #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/M5udbQmuuC
— cristy ????????♂️ (@TaylorUnicorn13) March 14, 2019
05. WELL, YOU ARE NOT WRONG
this is bisexual culture SHUT UP !!!#avengersendgame pic.twitter.com/jPBXKz5pMk
— marzia (@tolkienxweisz) March 14, 2019
06. HEART EYES EVERYWHERE
#AvengersEndgame Carol and Thor interacting is like! pic.twitter.com/o7CNmnEbKr
— Julian: into the Julian-Verse (@cooljulian5) March 14, 2019
MY TWO SPACE ANGEL GLOW BABIES HAVE MET AT LAST #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/jxfpKvgKAV
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) March 14, 2019
08. YES, ANOTHER!
Thor: I like this one.
Marvel Fans: We like this one too.#AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/2A0T4xJ5Pi
— Abid Khan (@abidorakzai98) March 14, 2019
and so on.
How about you? What is your thought of this growing ship? Share with us in the comments!
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. And you can also check out the debut of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, now playing in theaters.
“Captain Marvel” Wins the Second Weekend at the Box Office With Over $69 Million
The latest blockbuster Captain Marvel is now at the top of the box office for a second straight weekend. The Marvel Studios flick is set for a $69.3 million second weekend. That’s the second-best second week ever for a movie opening in March. It is the first female-led Marvel film with Brie Larson starring as Carol Danvers. Set in the 1990s, the movie sees Danvers, a Kree heroine, returning to Earth where she rediscovers her past while she tries to stop a war. And Brie Larson will be reprising her role as Carol Danvers to battle Thanos in upcoming Avengers: Endgame.
Meanwhile, Wonder Park is opening in second place with $16 million for its weekend. The animated movie from Paramount Pictures tells the story of a young girl who discovers an imaginary theme park that she built with her mother has somehow come to life.
At present, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World moves into fourth place. The movie will be earning another $9.3 million, bringing its box office total $135 million. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be the end of the franchise, based on the books by Cressida Cowell. In the movie, Toothless leaves Berk in a search for a mythical hidden world of dragons.
Sci-fi thriller Captive State opens in its seventh place. The movie, written and directed by Rupert Wyatt, tells about a Chicago community rebelling in a world where aliens rule the Earth. It’ll open with $3.1 million.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part falls into the eighth place this weekend with $2.5 million, bringing its own box office total to $101.6 million. The film is now the fourth feature movie in the LEGO franchise and the first direct sequel to 2014’s hit The LEGO Movie. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who helmed the first film, return as writers and producers on the sequel, alongside director Mitchell. The cast Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, and WILL Ferrell will all reprise their roles from the first movie. They are joined by new additions to the voice case Tiffany Haddish, Maya Rudolph and Stephanie Beatriz.
Meanwhile, Alita: Battle Angel moves into ninth place with only $1.9 million for the weekend. The movie is based on a cyberpunk manga series by Yukito Kishiro with the director Robert Rodriguez. Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar as the titular cyborg, alongside Christoph Waltz.
Scroll down to see this weekend’s full top 10 at the box office.
01. CAPTAIN MARVEL
Friday: $19 million
Weekend: $69.3 million
Total: $266.2 million
Captain Marvel tells about an extraterrestrial Kree warrior. Carol Danvers then finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, Carol keeps having recurring memories of her another life as U.S. Air Force pilot. With the help from Nick Fury, Carol tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her superpowers in a war with the Skrulls.
The film writers/directors are Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Gemme Chan, Lashana Lynch, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
02. WONDER PARK
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $16 million
Wonder Park is a story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
The film’s voice cast includes Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Ken Hudson Campbell, Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, Kath Soucie, John Oliver, Norbert Leo Butz, and Kevin Chamberlin.
03. FIVE FEET APART
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $13.1 million
The film is a story of the seventeen-year-old named Stella spends most of the time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of boundaries, routines, and self-control. All of that gets put to the test since she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. An instant flirtation is happening between them, though restrictions dictate that they must keep a safe distance. As their connection intensifies, and so does the temptation to throw the rules out of the window and embrace the attraction.
Five Feet Apart is written by Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry and directed by Justin Baldoni.
04. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Friday: $2.5 million
Weekend: $9.3 million
Total: $135.6 million
The movie from DreamWorks Animation comes to a surprising tale about growing up and finding the courage to face the unknown, and about how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began an unlikely friendship between a fearsome Night Fury dragon and an adolescent Viking has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.
Welcome to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It’s the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history. The child and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. And when the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Toothless and Hiccup must leave the only home they have known and even their journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destinies are revealed, rider and dragon will fight together to the very ends of the Earth, protecting everything they have grown to treasure.
As for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns along with the all-star cast. The movie producers are Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Toy Story).
The voice cast of the film includes Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.
05. A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Friday: $2.1 million
Weekend: $8.2 million
Total: $59.2 million
The movie is a reunion of a joyous family turning into an unexpected nightmare when Madea and her gang find themselves planning a funeral in the backwoods of Georgia.
Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry, who also plays in several roles. A Madea Family Funeral also features Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely.
06. NO MANCHES FRIDA 2
Friday: $1.3 million
Weekend: $4.2 million
In the movie, ex-convict Zequi is about to marry the love of his life, Lucy, until jitters turn into a full-blown fiasco, she calls off the wedding. Meanwhile, the school finds itself in the deep trouble when the gang heads to the water to compete in the tournament of their own lives. Once they are all seaside, Lucy runs into her old high school sweetheart – the coach of the opposing squad. Now Zequi must pull out all the stops to wrangle in the rowdy students, then wins back Lucy and saves the school from shutting down.
Nacho G. Velilla directs the film. No Manches Frida 2 stars Omar Chaparro and Martha Higareda.
07. CAPTIVE STATE
Friday: $1.2 million
Weekend: $3.1 million
The film is about residents of a Chicago neighborhood deal with life under the extraterrestrial rule.
Captive State is directed by Rupert Wyatt alongside co-writer Erica Beeny. The movie stars John Goodman, Jonathan Majors, Ashton Sander, and Machine Gun Kelly.
08. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART
Weekend: $2.5 million
Total: $101.7 million
The Brickburg citizens face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy then restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Batman, Lucy, and the rest of their friends to the far-away, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
Mike Mitchell directs the film. The voice cast of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part includes Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, with Tiffany Haddish, Will Ferrell, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph.
09. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Weekend: $1.9 million
Total: $81.8 million
Set several centuries in the modern future, Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes this unconscious cyborg to his clinic. And when Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world that she finds herself in. As the abandoned Alita learns to navigate her new own life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, but Ido tries to shield her from the mysterious past.
The film is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series Battle Angel Alita, with writer James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, alongside director Robert Rodriguez and producer Cameron and Jon Landau. The Alita: Battle Angel cast includes Rosa Salazar as Alita, with Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Shkrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keelan Johnson.
10. GREEN BOOK
Weekend: $1.32 million
Total: $82.6 million
The film is about Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class American-African pianist who is going to embark on the concert tour in Deep South in 1962. As in need of a driver and protection, Don Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. In spite of differences, the two men still soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
Green Book is directed by Peter Farrelly from a script by Brian Hayes Currie, Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini.
“Captain Marvel” Directors Pitch a Spin-off Movie for Goose the Cat
Captain Marvel is resonating with fans for a variety of reasons, though it’s hard to argue that a certain loveable cat named Goose is also one of the stars of the film. The furry feline was responsible for some of the most humorous and endearing moments in the film and was always on the film wishlist of directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Eventually, we learned there was much more to the cat than shown in the trailers. And part of his impressive abilities could make for a very entertaining spinoff movie. That’s obviously good news for fans of Goose.
During a new interview with Empire Podcast, Fleck and Boden were asked about Goose and if he was a part of this plan.
“Definitely always,” Boden said. “That was one of the very first ideas when we were all getting in a room together with the guys at Marvel and our co-writers. We were throwing ideas on a blackboard with no idea what the structure of the story is going to be, just like what might we want to see from the comics in the movie. That was definitely one of the very top things we always wanted to see. It is so awesome in the comics. I mean, a cat, who is a Flerken, who has pocket dimensions? I mean there was no way that was not going to end up in the movie.”
Ryan Fleck then continued to wonder what a Goose movie could look like and envisioned one humorous scenario involving Talos.
“I wonder what goes on inside,” the co-director said. “Like you said if there were a spinoff, maybe we will go inside the Flerken. Like what if Talos got sucked in and then you could spend time with a Flerken and Talos.”
“It is what he feared all along. That he was going to end up in pocket dimensions inside that Flerken,” added Boden.
Speaking of Talos’ fear of Flerkens, that comes directly from the comics, though it required a little tweaking for the film.
“Well, that is also from the comics,” Boden explained. “I mean in the comics it is Rocket who is scared of the Flerken. And we did not have Rocket in this movie. But we just thought it would be so funny for Talos who is like our baddie, our villain. And he is kind of threating this whole group of people, and then he sees the little cute adorable cat Goose, and it scared the living bejesus out of him. So we thought that was just a funny scene and a funny moment. That is where we kind of flipped the idea and turned it into the Skrull that is scared of the Flerken.”
You can watch more about the little co-star in the video below.
So, are you looking forward to a spinoff for this favorite Goose the cat?
Captain Marvel is now in theaters.
The Original Ending of “Captain Marvel” Revealed
Entering the film’s second weekend at the box office, Captain Marvel is yet another bonafide hit for Marvel Studios. While still positioning Carol Danvers for her major role in the future, the comic book movie has explored an era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans have yet to see. Captain Marvel ended on an optimistic note, giving the heroine a clear goal moving forward, but it was not always planned that way.
During an interview with editor Debbie Berman, who previously handled Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther, she revealed that Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden originally had different plans for the ending of this blockbuster.
Warning: spoilers for Captain Marvel.
“Actually I did suggest some tweaks to the ending of this film. It used to end with Carol Danvers flying off into space alone. But I found that a bit jarring,” Berman shared with Entertainment Tonight. “It’s like, exactly where was she going? What was she doing? And it felt like we needed a stronger visual to assert a more specific justification for her leaving and disappearing for so many years.”
“So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for her, and they all fly off together. That gave her more of a sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she left her newfound life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a more specific mission. It also gave more resonance and closure to her final moment in the film,” added Berman.
And at the end of the film, Captain Marvel has learned of the Kree’s deception and their attempts to eradicate the Skrulls. So Carol changes allegiances and decides to help the Skrulls find a new homeworld.
That shift might have lost some its impact if Captain Marvel just flew up into space by herself. However, seeing her join the surviving Skrulls makes it clear that she has a clear goal moving forward. Eventually, Debbie Berman did help improve the movie and helped establish a potential sequel for the future.
Captain Marvel is playing in theaters now.
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