Episode 179 – Higher, Faster, Marvel-er (a Captain Marvel Review)

A Captain by Any Other Name

This week on the podcast, Johnny and Brian go in-depth on Captain Marvel, what they thought of the film, and where she sit in the context of the MCU.

Captain Marvel (2019)

Summary

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

Production

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 worlds.

Cast & Crew

Directed by
Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck

Produced by
Kevin Feige

Screenplay by
Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Story by
Nicole Perlman
Meg LeFauve
Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Based on
Captain Marvel by
Stan Lee
Gene Colan

Carol Danvers by
Roy Thomas
Gene Colan

Starring
Brie Larson … Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel
Samuel L. Jackson … Nick Fury
Ben Mendelsohn … Talos / Keller
Jude Law … Yon-Rogg
Annette Bening … Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Lashana Lynch … Maria Rambeau
Clark Gregg … Agent Coulson
Rune Temte … Bron-Char
Gemma Chan … Minn-Erva
Algenis Perez Soto … Att-Lass
Djimon Hounsou … Korath
Lee Pace … Ronan
Akira Akbar … Monica Rambeau (11 Years Old)

Music by
Pinar Toprak

Cinematography
Ben Davis

Edited by
Elliot Graham
Debbie Berman

Production Company
Marvel Studios

Distributed by
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Release date
March 8, 2019 (United States)

Running time
124 minutes

Country
United States

Budget
$152–175 million

Box office
$594.6 million

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