Mar
11
2019
11

In which I underestimated a MCU movie’s opening weekend. Again.

I said $100-120 million domestic for Captain Marvel: it grossed $154 million domestic, and if it doesn’t beat my $600-800 million total prediction at this point I’d be shocked. That would require, say, everybody who wanted to go see the movie already seeing it last weekend, and that’s even more absurd than apparently my previous guess was. Certainly it’s no longer safe to bet that the movie won’t hit a billion.

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Mar
08
2019
15

My mini-review of Captain Marvel.

Short version: it was fine. Not Winter Soldier fine, but I wasn’t expecting that. I expected popcorn movie, and I got popcorn movie.

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Feb
18
2019
17

My estimate for Captain Marvel’s Box Office.

100-120 million opening, 600-800 million total. This is an origin story with a not previous movie-established superhero (unlike Black Panther or Aquaman, both of whom I think benefited strongly from strong appearances in ensemble films) with a low budget (for the MCU) and no horror stories about filming and/or production. Marvel gets 600 million out of this, they’re happy and will make a sequel.

More to the point: that was likely the plan all along, and I am going to say right now that Captain Marvel isn’t going to make a billion bucks and there was never any chance that it would. This is an Ant-Man and the Wasp movie hoping to be Thor: Ragnarok, and there are worse things to be than between those two movies.

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Feb
09
2019
2

The Captain Marvel official website.

Sweet God in Heaven, but the Captain Marvel official website. I refuse to spoil it for you. I merely note that it is, well, perfect. And heartening, because I’ve noticed that when the MCU gets the little things right, it’s often accompanied by them getting the big things right, too. Will this be one of those times? Well, they’ve done it before.

A lot.

Via Facebook.

Jan
11
2019
2

The ‘Huh. I missed this Captain Marvel trailer’ trailer.

This is actually all right.  Cocky, powerful, foreshadowing that she’s going to overreach and then have to learn some humility; they’re more or less ripping off Thor here, but that’s OK.  The real worry for me, honestly, was that they’d Mary-Sue Captain Marvel right from the start and then things would get tedious in Endgame.  If they’re going to instead use this movie to make her get her head on a swivel then that’ll do. (more…)




Dec
05
2018
2

Phase Two Of The Great Marvel Fan-Madness to break out this weekend.

[Geek Tyrant] puts it succinctly enough: “Multiple sources confirmed that the trailer was supposed to drop today, but I found out this morning that the trailer has been pushed to Friday, December 7th. …It’s also being reported by Collider that the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home will drop this Saturday, December 8th during the Sony Panel at Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, and it will then make its way online shortly after.”  The reason for this?  GHWB’s lying-in-state — and there are any number of people who are doubly grinding their teeth over that, let me tell you*. (more…)




Dec
03
2018
8

Annnnnnd the Second Captain Marvel trailer drops.

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Dec
02
2018
4

Marvel reportedly to drop Captain Marvel, Avengers 4 trailers this week.

The Time of the Universal Losing of the Excrement is upon us, in other words:

According to entertainment YouTuber John Campea, Marvel Studios will debut the new trailer for Captain Marvel at halftime during tomorrow’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington football team.

Marvel fans and bloggers Daniel RPK and Manabyte have also been dropping teases all week, confirming the Captain Marvel news in the wake of Campea’s tweet. They also purported that the Avengers 4 trailer will be coming on Wednesday, December 5th, possibly during the episode of Good Morning America.

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Sep
05
2018
7

First shots of Captain Marvel movie coming out.

There are Kree! And Skrulls!

Note this picture:

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