So, we were at the Target today, and I saw the movie starring Captain Marvel, and then my wife saw the Captain Marvel movie. I wanted to see the movie starring Captain Marvel again and she wanted to see the Captain Marvel movie, so we ended up getting both the movie starring Captain Marvel and the Captain Marvel movie. Which was fine, because I don’t mind seeing the Captain Marvel movie again and she had sort of meant to see the movie starring Captain Marvel anyway.
Plus, there was a nice bonus at the checkout line. It turned out that the Captain Marvel movie was on sale. Shazam!
It’s very insightful — which is to say, it matched my opinion of the movie. I never thought that Captain Marvel was actually bad for what it was, which was a Marvel origin story. It occurs to me that that’s the problem that most Marvel origin stories had: they’re only origin stories, instead of the ‘superhero + something else’ model that the best MCU flicks have*.
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading The ‘Huh. I missed this Captain Marvel trailer’ trailer.
[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*. Continue reading Phase Two Of The Great Marvel Fan-Madness to break out this weekend.