So I might be a bit of a Captain Marvel fan, in fact, I might have a silly crush on that character. What is there not love about Captain Marvel and I mean Carol Danvers version? First off, she’s hot. I know what you’re thinking. She’s a comic book character, of course, she’s hot. Every female Superhero, let it be Marvel, DC or even Darkhorse, doesn’t matter. They are all hot.
Captain Marvel finally
Should Marvel had started with her? Yes of course, but Iron Man was a good choice too. When Marvel started their MCU or the groundwork that was Iron Man, that launched it all. I’ll tell you, he was no one. Know one, I don’t care, no one knew what or who Iron Man was.
That was just how it was, back in 2007 when Iron Man was well being promoted for the first time, the first photos officially coming out of Iron Man in the suit, fans of the comics freaked. Of course, they had to tell a story that would draw in all kinds of moviegoers.
Back then, if you saw something, Marvel, in a store, even comic book stores. It was all X-Men, Spider-Man. Heck at this point we had already had what 2 Spider-Man films and like 3 or something X-Men films.
Just like Iron Man, he was unknown, a handful of stories that some knew, but for the most part, no one knew nor cared. That changed after 2008. Now I’m pretty sure anything and everything printed Marvel as Iron Man front in center.
Now not to come across as sexist or anything, what Marvel did, with Iron Man could have been done with anyone really. What I like about Captain Marvel, is she is smart, strong and well has problems. She’s not just a hottie who has it all figured out. In fact, if you look at Tony Stark when it comes to using women, drinking and being for lack of a better word, being a dick. Carol blows Tony out of the water.
She’s got a drinking problem. She has way more on her plate than Tony ever did. She’s got boyfriend problems, hell she’s been the reason some of them have died. She’s had issues with her past. There was even that one storyline where she was raped. Yes, some people won’t talk about it.
Ms. Marvel was raped
While the words are never used, it’s revealed in a comic in the 1980s that she was used by Immortus’s son. I’m not gonna go into details because truth is, the story is stupid messed up and has for the most part been clear from canon, but it still happened and this was the stuff they did to her.
She’s messed up in more ways than one. Plus rape is wrong, even for a story, I find it wrong and just not something I like to really discuss. You can be safe that Marvel will never do such a story in the MCU.
She’s powerful, strong and smart and I feel Marvel will in the way of doing it nerf her to not be so powerful, still smart and strong. I feel she will be up there with the rest of the gods. I can see her being as strong as Thor, even know personally think she’s stronger than Thor.
Maybe it’s just that being a fanboy of her, but I have come to love Thor over the last few years and really the last two films he was in has done him more justice than the 5 years before.
Who is Brie Larson
So would people kill me if I said I didn’t know who the hell Brie Larson was before she was hired by Marvel to play Carol? So sue me okay? I’m not a massive TV watcher and even when I look at her work, most of the TV shows she’s been in I never watched to start with.
Now granted the films she’s been in that I have seen, such as 16 going on 30 (do not judge me!), 21 Jump Street, I don’t even recalling her roles. Now I’m more than aware she was in Kong: Skull Island, but pretty sure she had already been cast as Captain Marvel when that movie was being made and giving she plays long side Loki aka Tom Hiddleston it’s not a shocker.
So the question to me is does she fit the bill?
Wonder Woman vs Captain Marvel
I’m gonna bring this up because I know on some dark web form of the nerd and their horny fest that it must be the same, the debate has come up about Brie’s body. Just like I read about how Gal Gadot was not the right fit for Wonder Woman. She’s not tall enough. She doesn’t have enough body meat, muscle, her boobs aren’t big enough. Her ass isn’t big enough.
The same has been seen about Captain Marvel, her boobs aren’t super big, she has no ass, etc. The biggest issues when it comes to women in the comic when moved to the film is the fact, comic book characters are drawn naked.
Yes, naked. This is a known fact, that they are designed at the raw core naked (without the parts of course) and then the suits are drawn on. Let’s be real form the early get go, comics are drawn by men. Sex sells, what would get more sales. A woman covered up with small boobs that would only appeal to say 5% of all men or a woman with larger breasts with skin appealing to 15% of men.
Now I don’t have real numbers, and this isn’t a debate about the cup or bust size. I like them big, but I find Gal Gadot to be sexy as hell and guess what? No one complains now about her not being a good Wonder Woman. You know why?
Spirit of the character
While if the character doesn’t look 100% right cause issues, if you nail the spirit of the character, even if you aren’t the fit or build of that character, people will love it. Look at Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine. Guess what, everyone love Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine. But Hugh Jackman does not fit Logan, Logan is like 5 feet tall and Hugh Jackman is like over 6 feet.
But it didn’t matter anymore, because he nailed the role. Just like Gal nailed Wonder Woman, so the small issues that are something filmmakers can’t control. Sure they could have cast someone who looks more like the comic physical body of Wonder Woman, but would that woman be able to act?
So I have faith that Brie Larson will nail Captain Marvel. Would it be hot if she had the black suit from the Ms. Marvel days? I’m yes, I’m a guy. Would it be cool if they sort of tease it? Yes. So from the set photos, I wasn’t impressed months ago. In fact, I was a bit bothered that she wasn’t looking physical like the character.
But it could just be the suit and how the set leaks are. She looks a heck of a lot sexier and closer to my vision of what a live action version of Captain Marvel would look like. But still, the final film will tell the story. Hell, I hated the way Spider-Man’s suit looked in the leaked set photos, but the film was amazing.
Looks aren’t Anything
I want to be clear, Brie Larson is a sexy woman, I can’t really think of anyone else to pick up such a big role. Does the suit look good on her? Not really at least the first set leaks didn’t. The green suit is ugly but that’s not her fault. I’m hoping she brings the character to life for me as a fan and supporter because she gets a lot of hate in the comics. So it’ll be something to see how they go about her, given I know there are things they simply won’t do in the MCU.
Captain Marvel Gallery
So officially these form the Entertainment Weekly release. So enjoy. I really can’t wait. To be honest I’m worried because we had already had a Black Panther teaser already, and nothing for Captain Marvel yet. My guess is they want more of the special effects done first that or they just trying to make us hurt more after Infinity War.