‘Captain Marvel’ Directors On Why They Didn’t Explore Carol Danvers’ Sexuality

Captain Marvel Brie Larson Debbie Berman Ironheart Iron Man Monica Rambeau Akira AkbarDuring an interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck shared their thoughts on fans hoping Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first LGBTQ superhero and discussed why the character’s sexuality wasn’t explored in her own film.

After Captain Marvel debuted in theaters, fans began expressing their hope that the character would become the MCU’s first LGBTQ superhero. Those hopes grew after Brie Larson discussed the need for more diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo confirmed the MCU’s first LGTBQ superhero would be revealed soon.

Captain Marvel certainly left the door open for such a possibility considering the sexuality of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers was not addressed one way or the other, which directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck told ComicBookMovie was partly due to the focus of the character’s self-discovery journey being centered on her friendship with Maria Rambeau. Ryan Fleck also shared his thoughts on the fans who are hoping Carol Danvers’ will be LGTBQ:

“That was one of those things when we were in the writing stage, and the sky was the limit and the movie could be anything, we were discussing: ‘Are we going to get into any type of romantic relationship with this character?’ It wasn’t like there was a philosophical opposition to pursuing that storyline; it just came down to real estate in the story we were telling. We knew we were telling a story of self discovery and we wanted friendship, and her friendship with Maria, to be a huge part of that. There was no room for any romantic storyline for us. I know people have made their own conclusions about that and I think that’s part of the fun of making these movies is that they become the audience’s movies and they get to create any kind of narrative they want for what’s happening off the screen. For us, as storytellers, it’s a friendship and a story about that and self-discovery.”

Would you like to see Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel become the MCU’s first LGTBQ superhero? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be available on Digital HD starting May 28, 2019, followed by an Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on June 11.

Source: ComicBookMovie

New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Character Posters Feature Surviving & Fallen Heroes

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Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel Brie LarsonMarvel Studios released new Avengers: Endgame character posters for both the surviving and fallen heroes of Thanos' decimation in Infinity War.

Nearly one year ago, fans were devasted when Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos carrying out his mission to eradicate half of the population in the universe, including several MCU heroes. In exactly one month, fans will finally discover how the surviving Avengers plan to avenge their fallen comrades and potentially undo Thanos' decimation with the help of newcomer Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Now, Marvel Studios has released several character posters not only for the surviving heroes who will embark on a game-changing mission in Endgame but also for those who fell victim to Thanos' eradication in Infinity War.

The line-up includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and many more!

You can check out the first character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

Avengers Endgame Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.

Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population, who were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.

What do you think of the new Endgame character posters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.

Avengers Endgame Captain America Chris Evans

Avengers Endgame Thor Chris Hemsworth

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

Avengers Endgame Wasp Evangeline Lilly

Avengers Endgame War Machine Don Cheadle

Avengers Endgame Star-Lord Chris Pratt

Avengers Endgame Spider-Man Tom Holland

Avengers Endgame Shuri Letitia Wright

Avengers Endgame Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

Avengers Endgame Groot

Avengers Endgame Falcon Anthony Mackie

Avengers Endgame Bucky Barnes Sebastian Stan

Avengers Endgame Drax Dave Bautista

Avengers Endgame Ant-Man Paul Rudd

Avengers Endgame Benedict Wong

Avengers Endgame Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

Avengers Endgame Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

Avengers Endgame Bruce Banner Hulk Mark Ruffalo

Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel Brie Larson

Avengers Endgame Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

Avengers Endgame Gamora Zoe Saldana

Avengers Endgame Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

Avengers Endgame Mantis Pom Klementieff

Avengers Endgame Nebula Karen Gillan

Avengers Endgame Okoye Danai Gurira

Avengers Endgame Rocket Raccoon

Avengers Endgame Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

Avengers Endgame Vision Paul Bettany

Avengers Endgame Valkyrie Tessa Thompson

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