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—Erma Bombeck

Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.


Reaction: Fun. Interesting. It's cool to see a pre-patch Fury.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Anna Boden => Director / Writer
Ryan Fleck => Director / Writer
Geneva Robertson-Dworet => Writer
Pinar Toprak => Composer
Algenis Perez Soto => Att-Lass
Annette Bening => Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Ben Mendelsohn => Talos / Keller
Brie Larson => Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel
Chris Evans => Steve Rogers (uncredited)
Clark Gregg => Agent Coulson
Colin Ford => Steve Danvers
Djimon Hounsou => Korath
Don Cheadle => James Rhodes (uncredited)
Gemma Chan => Minn-Erva
Jude Law => Yon-Rogg
Kenneth Mitchell => Joseph Danvers
Lashana Lynch => Maria Rambeau
Lee Pace => Ronan
Marilyn Brett => Older Lady on Train
Mark Ruffalo => Bruce Banner (uncredited)
Mckenna Grace => Young Carol (13 Years Old)
Nelson Franklin => Medical Examiner
Patrick Brennan => Bartender
Patrick Gallagher => Security Chief
Pete Ploszek => Bret Johnson
Rune Temte => Bron-Char
Samuel L. Jackson => Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson => Natasha Romanoff (uncredited)
Stan Lee => Stan Lee
Vik Sahay => Hero Torfan

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The standee / cutout that Carol shoots in the Blockbuster store was originally supposed to be Jim Carrey in The Mask, with Carol mistaking the green face for a Skrull, but the filmmakers couldn't secure the rights.
  • Brie Larson is allergic to cats, so her scenes involving Goose were filmed with a puppet or computer-generated VFX.
  • When Stan Lee makes his cameo, he is seen reading the script for Kevin Smith's Mallrats(1995) and reciting the line, "Trust me true believer". As revealed on Smith's YouTube page, Stan's health was in decline and he could not muster his trademark enthusiasm so the producers looped in Lee's unused audio from Mallrats.
  • In the comics, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie, after Chewbacca from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). In this film, it was named Goose after Goose Bradshaw from Top Gun (1986).
  • When Talos confronts Carol and Nick in Louisiana, he sips from a fast food drink container. It is the exact same design as the cup that Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson) sips in the scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) where they steal back the briefcase.
  • Project PEGASUS stands for "Potential Energy Group/Alternate Sources/United States." It was previously mentioned in The Avengers (2012).
  • There were concerns that Brie Larson was too young to portray a pilot. Screenwriter Nicole Perlman consulted with the U.S. Air Force, who said it was possible for someone between twenty-eight and thirty-four to become an accomplished pilot like Danvers.
  • Jude Law took counsel from his Sherlock Holmes (2009) co-star Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], on appearing in this movie. Law stated, "He talked a little bit about how making a [Marvel Cinematic Universe] movie is fitting this one piece into a bigger picture, and giving yourself over to that. It's not about trying to understand everything. Just do your piece."
  • To prepare for her role as Captain Marvel, Brie Larson trained for four hours a day over nine months, learning judo, boxing, and wrestling. She also visited Nellis Air Force Base and met with active duty airmen, including Brigadier General [?] Jeannie Leavitt and Thunderbirds pilot Major [?] Stephen Del Bagno, who died in a crash and whom the movie pays tribute in the credits. He, and other members of the unit, had given Brie Larson the callsign "Sparrow".
  • When Larson showed up on set to film the post credits scene, she got a redacted script page with everything blacked out except for her own line. There were no actors present. The crew couldn't even tell her to whom she was speaking. The other actors filmed it seperately. Brie Larson was digitally inserted into the scene afterwards.
  • Pinar Toprak signed on to compose the film's score, making her the first woman to score an MCU film.
  • Samuel L. Jackson improvised checking out the Skrull's junk beneath the sheet.
  • The [?] Nine Inch Nails (NIN) t-shirt worn by Carol is a bootleg. According to [?] Rob Sheridan, the band's former art director, the rectangle surrounding the NIN wordmark should be the same width as the typography found in the logo. Marvel subsequently reached out to [?] Nine Inch Nails, and an official NIN t-shirt commemorating Captain Marvel became available.
  • This film marked the second directing pair in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] after the Russo Brothers (Joe Russo and Anthony Russo), this time Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Boden was also the first female director for a Marvel movie.
  • (At around 20 mins) Vers' scream back at the growling Skrull, was devised on set. They loved the idea of small pieces of her humanity crack through even before she realizes she's a human.
  • Katheryn Winnick, Natalie Dormer, Emily Blunt, Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski, and Rebecca Ferguson were rumored for the title role.
  • Despite the fact that this movie takes place before, and was released before, Avengers: Endgame (2019), it was actually filmed after the latter.
  • Most of the quad jet is vfx, but the front/cockpit is a practical piece that they had to share with [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]
  • Keanu Reeves was almost cast as Yon-Rogg.
  • Gemma Chan is the eleventh actress from "Doctor Who" to appear in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], after Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and [Agent Carter] (2015)), Talulah Riley (Thor: The Dark World), [?] Jenna Coleman and David Bradley (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World (2013)), Tony Curran (Thor: The Dark World (2013) and ([Daredevil] (2015)), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019)), Peter Serafinowicz(Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)), David Tennant ([Jessica Jones (2015)]) and [?] Riann Steele(Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)).
  • [?] Elizabeth Wood, [?] Emily Carmichael, Rachel Talalay, [?] Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, [?] Lorene Scafaria, and [?] Rebecca Thomas were on the short list to direct the movie.
  • Both Ben Mendelsohn (as Orson Krennic) and Samuel L. Jackson (as Mace Windu) star in [Star Wars franchise].
  • This film adds the seventh and eighth actor from a [Sherlock Holmes franchise] to appear in the MCU: Jude Law joins his own Sherlock, Robert Downey Jr.; Benedict Cumberbatchand Martin Freeman; and of course, John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Holmes & Watson (2018)). Rachel McAdams (from Doctor Strange (2016)) was also a part of the Robert Downey Jr., [Sherlock Holmes franchise]. Gemma Chan also appeared as Soo Lin Yao in Sherlock: The Blind Banker (2010). Sir Ben Kingsley played a brainier Dr Watson in Without a Clue (1988).
  • Ronda Rousey had expressed interest in playing the title role.
  • [?] Jennifer Kent and Jennifer Yuh Nelson were in the running to direct to the film.
  • Spoilers
  • Nick Fury tells Goose, "I'm trusting you not to eat me," towards the end of the movie. Shortly afterwards, Goose scratches Fury, causing him to lose his left eye as he is seen at the very end with a patch over his left eye. This is a callback to Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) where Fury tells Captain America, "Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye."
  • Carol's powers came from an exploding Pegasus ship engine. We later learn the engine was powered by the Tesseract, making Captain Marvel the first (chronologically) MCU hero whose powers are derived from an Infinity Stone. (The space stone is hidden within it.) Wanda Maximov/Scarlet Witch and her brother, Pietro/Quicksilver, would become the second two (the Mind stone), followed by Vision (also the Mind Stone)
  • They initially debated introducing Ronan (Lee Pace) as head of the Accuser assault ships during the attack on Torfa, but they eventually decided it would have more impact holding him until later. It also would have given away the Kree's true identity as the villains too soon.
  • When Captain Marvel and her allies explore Dr. Lawson's (Annette Bening) lab, there is a sticky note on a computer monitor that reads "What planet are you from?", which was also the title of a 2000 film also starring Benning and the late, fellow MCU alum, Garry Shandling (Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier).