Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in a still from Captain Marvel.

Why Marvel took so long to trust a woman to lead one of its movies again

  • When 2004’s Catwoman and 2005’s Elektra tanked, they did little to promote the idea of female-led superhero films to movie executives
  • But with the success of 2017’s Wonder Woman, and this week’s release of Captain Marvel, we could see a whole new wave of female superheroes
Topic |   American films

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Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in a still from Captain Marvel.
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Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in a still from Captain Marvel. Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2019

Captain Marvel film review: Brie Larson plays intergalactic warrior in fun but convoluted build-up to Avengers: Endgame

  • Film tells the origin story of Vers, a super warrior who crash lands on Earth in the 1990s
  • Brie Larson’s lead role lacks charisma, but Jude Law and Annette Bening are strong in support
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Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in a still from Captain Marvel. Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2019
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