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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel?

07 Jun 2016 14:06 #48337 by jdrock24
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I have no problem with Brie as CM. However, I was expecting/hoping for someone older to fit in with more of the comic book origins. However, I realize this is a different universe and the film makers probably have a different origin in mind. Which is fine, I don't think the movies have to take everything in the comics as gospel truth.

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07 Jun 2016 15:32 #48338 by shadar
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jdrock24 wrote: I have no problem with Brie as CM. However, I was expecting/hoping for someone older to fit in with more of the comic book origins. However, I realize this is a different universe and the film makers probably have a different origin in mind. Which is fine, I don't think the movies have to take everything in the comics as gospel truth.


Gospel, no, but if you are using an existing character, you need to leverage off of at least one of the various portrayals that the comics have done. Otherwise you are inventing a new character.

With any character, we can each make a list of what "essential" characteristics must have come from the comics, while allowing interpretation and speculation about others. Our lists will likely not agree with each others.

In Carol's case, my top two is that she had an accomplished background before becoming Captain Marvel. She's not a newby like Kara, but she's been a fighter pilot and some kind of field agent and she's been extensively trained. She was an immensely capable and unusual woman before she gained her special abilities. That is reflected in everything she does.

The other is that her new abilities came from the Kree, a warrior race who are not the friends of Earth. And that results in her having some internal conflicts between her human and Kree selves, including some out-of-contorl moments where she's too willing to kick ass. Or whatever. A lot of dramatic potential in that area alone. She's gone from a woman who is totally in control of herself, highly disciplined, and now this Kree self not only gives her amazing abilities, but also moments where she's close to "going Kree".

Anything less, then it's not the Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel that appealed to me. But that still leaves a lot of creative license on the table for the producers, including her actual powers.

Be interesting to know how my Top Two compare to yours...? She's been reinvented a few times in the comics.

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09 Jun 2016 17:04 - 09 Jun 2016 17:06 #48399 by jdrock24
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In Carol's case, my top two is that she had an accomplished background before becoming Captain Marvel. She's not a newby like Kara, but she's been a fighter pilot and some kind of field agent and she's been extensively trained. She was an immensely capable and unusual woman before she gained her special abilities. That is reflected in everything she does.


Agree totally with this. Which is why I was expecting/hoping Marvel would cast someone a bit older. Someone who you could believe was a fighter pilot before getting her powers. However, they appear to not have done so. I guess we will have to see how it works out....

The other is that her new abilities came from the Kree, a warrior race who are not the friends of Earth. And that results in her having some internal conflicts between her human and Kree selves, including some out-of-contorl moments where she's too willing to kick ass. Or whatever. A lot of dramatic potential in that area alone. She's gone from a woman who is totally in control of herself, highly disciplined, and now this Kree self not only gives her amazing abilities, but also moments where she's close to "going Kree".


I'm not really as concerned about this. If her powers are extraterrestrial in origin in some form or fashion and she has the same basic power set as she does in the comics, that would be okay to me.
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09 Jun 2016 17:26 #48400 by kikass2014
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^ I totally agree with you, it should be someone a little older/mature.

However, they appear to not have done so. I guess we will have to see how it works out....


No one has been cast yet. Most likely, if the timeline Feige stated holds true, an announcement will be coming around Comic-Con of after.

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09 Jun 2016 18:52 #48404 by Markiehoe
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By the time this movie comes out this young woman will be older and more mature.

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09 Jun 2016 19:35 #48407 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I must say that Carol Danvers timeline never made sense, it's not quite Batman/Bat-family messed up, but it's pretty convoluted. And she doesn't look as old as she must be.

One can only assume that her Kree mixing did something to her aging, and then when the brood monkeyed with her (so she became Binary) it probably reset her age. Nothing says the same thing can't happen when she gets powers in the MCU. Age up the actress with makeup, then de-age her when she gets her powers.

Just saying that she really could be played by someone of any age.

I mean she was a fighter pilot, THEN worked at Cape Canavarl in the 70's! She'd be like 65 now. Even the fighter pilot + spy + editor of magazine + ms. marvel time adds up to 40-50. And she doesn't seem to be drawn that old -- though some women that age still look fantastic.

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09 Jun 2016 19:49 #48408 by jdrock24
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kikass2014 wrote: ^ I totally agree with you, it should be someone a little older/mature.

However, they appear to not have done so. I guess we will have to see how it works out....


No one has been cast yet. Most likely, if the timeline Feige stated holds true, an announcement will be coming around Comic-Con of after.

Peace.

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I'm confused, I thought her casting was finalized? However, admittedly, I'm not as "in the know" as most people. Is this still just a rumor?

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09 Jun 2016 19:53 #48409 by jdrock24
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Markiehoe wrote: By the time this movie comes out this young woman will be older and more mature.


Ha ha! Good point.

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09 Jun 2016 23:32 #48419 by shadar
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TwiceOnThursdays wrote: I must say that Carol Danvers timeline never made sense, it's not quite Batman/Bat-family messed up, but it's pretty convoluted. And she doesn't look as old as she must be.

One can only assume that her Kree mixing did something to her aging, and then when the brood monkeyed with her (so she became Binary) it probably reset her age. Nothing says the same thing can't happen when she gets powers in the MCU. Age up the actress with makeup, then de-age her when she gets her powers.

Just saying that she really could be played by someone of any age.

I mean she was a fighter pilot, THEN worked at Cape Canavarl in the 70's! She'd be like 65 now. Even the fighter pilot + spy + editor of magazine + ms. marvel time adds up to 40-50. And she doesn't seem to be drawn that old -- though some women that age still look fantastic.


Don't they are going to portray her as 65, but comics time isn't real world time. Supergirl has been around since the 50's, and she's still young.

But if we need it, they can assume that Kree genetics makes her very slow aging. That's assuming MCU even goes with the Kree origin. That's my favorite but it might be out of favor or whatever. The Kree thing made her have these 6th sense premonitions of danger that were more or less disabling in their effects. Kind of a seizure mixed with an orgasm along with weird visions. Bad news if she was in the middle of something important.

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10 Jun 2016 00:39 - 10 Jun 2016 00:40 #48422 by kikass2014
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I'm confused, I thought her casting was finalized? However, admittedly, I'm not as "in the know" as most people. Is this still just a rumor?


It is still rumor. The latest is that she has "had talks" with Marvel. Though Marvel has yet to comment on any of the potential casting choices for this role. The nearest indication that we got of who may play the part, came when it was mentioned recently (can't remember by who from Marvel), that the actress and director share the same first name. Quickly after, Emily Carmicheal was said to be, again :P , "in talks" to direct Capt. Marvel. This, among a few other things, seemed to be the biggest indication that Emily Blunt will be Captain Marvel.

Having said that, all this is still rumor and "talks". Nothing concrete.

All will be revealed some point in the tail end of summer, according to Feige.

Hope that helps :)

Peace.

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10 Jun 2016 06:32 #48434 by TwiceOnThursdays
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shadar wrote:

TwiceOnThursdays wrote: I must say that Carol Danvers timeline never made sense, it's not quite Batman/Bat-family messed up, but it's pretty convoluted. And she doesn't look as old as she must be.

One can only assume that her Kree mixing did something to her aging, and then when the brood monkeyed with her (so she became Binary) it probably reset her age. Nothing says the same thing can't happen when she gets powers in the MCU. Age up the actress with makeup, then de-age her when she gets her powers.

Just saying that she really could be played by someone of any age.

I mean she was a fighter pilot, THEN worked at Cape Canavarl in the 70's! She'd be like 65 now. Even the fighter pilot + spy + editor of magazine + ms. marvel time adds up to 40-50. And she doesn't seem to be drawn that old -- though some women that age still look fantastic.


Don't they are going to portray her as 65, but comics time isn't real world time. Supergirl has been around since the 50's, and she's still young.

But if we need it, they can assume that Kree genetics makes her very slow aging. That's assuming MCU even goes with the Kree origin. That's my favorite but it might be out of favor or whatever. The Kree thing made her have these 6th sense premonitions of danger that were more or less disabling in their effects. Kind of a seizure mixed with an orgasm along with weird visions. Bad news if she was in the middle of something important.


Supergirl did spend part of that time dead you know. ;-) Coming back from the dead does wonders for your age. ( I do think that Supergirl was one of the first major comic book characters to actually age. Comic strip characters did, but few actual comic book characters did before Supergirl and maybe Robin.)

I only mentioned the '70's as the stuff she was involved with was space stuff that is from the 70's NASA (it sets it in time, i.e. post moon landing, pre-shuttle), and that's the reason it's problematic.

Of course I could remember some of that wrong (I don't actually have those Captain Marvels! They're on the list though.)

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24 Jul 2016 04:39 - 24 Jul 2016 04:40 #49260 by www1969
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The casting of Brie Larson has been confirmed at ComicCon

nerdist.com/brie-larson-cast-as-captain-marvel/
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24 Jul 2016 05:01 #49261 by shadar
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www1969 wrote: The casting of Brie Larson has been confirmed at ComicCon

nerdist.com/brie-larson-cast-as-captain-marvel/


Great actress but wrong look compared to how Carol has always been drawn.

But... there's always hope with a good actress -- assuming a good script and good direction.
It'll be interesting to see what slant they take to the Carol Danvers story. As we see every year, the path from comic book to movie and take strange paths.

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24 Jul 2016 06:53 - 24 Jul 2016 06:53 #49263 by jdrock24
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That article says she may make her debut as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018. I'm eager to see what they do with her.
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24 Jul 2016 15:06 #49266 by kikass2014
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Looks like my gut was wrong on this one :P

While I, personally, still "feel" Blunt would have been the "perfect" choice, I have no problems, at all, with Brie Larson as Capt. Marvel.

She looks great (though different to how the character is depicted in the comic) and her acting credentials so far are exemplary ( Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic's Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress). And while the hasn't been a single word or frame put to celluloid, simply going off of her resume, I am sure she will kill it as Capt. Marvel :D

Here's hoping the writing and directing are in the same league as the main star's acting :D

Look forward to seeing more :)

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07 Aug 2016 19:17 #49487 by talk2sparky

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07 Aug 2016 19:51 #49488 by castor
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talk2sparky wrote: www.ew.com/article/2016/08/06/brie-larson-captain-marvel-photo


Is it wrong that i kinda hope her costume is just wearing a perhaps slightly to big sweater that is badly masproduced version of her traditional costume?

and that her character is she kinda lazes around reading comics?

Edit: okay maybe some pants as well.

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