Marvel's Captain Marvel announcement tomorrow? Sept 19, 2018 12:12:47 GMT -5
Post by Simon Garth on Sept 19, 2018 12:12:47 GMT -5
Disagree completely that this does a poor job to generate interest. This is an origin story set up as a mystery, as no one (except we geeks) knows about her. When I watch this, I want to know why she fell to Earth, what was she doing in space in the first place, why does she punch that old lady on the bus, and why does she have the memory gaps?
They even set it up with the "Discover...What Makes...Her (which morphs into A Hero)" script. They're being intentionally cryptic to draw you in, because it's not going to be the Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel origin from the old Captain Marvel series that comic book fans know.
I'm excited for it, both for myself and because I will be able to take my daughters to a female-led Marvel movie for the first time. They enjoyed Wonder Woman, even though they only had a passing knowledge about her, and as my older daughter has actually read most of the Silver/Bronze Age Captain Marvel series (I buy $5 Essentials for her when I find them, and she has the first two for CM), she already knows who Carol Danvers is.
In fairness, that "Her... A Hero" thing has really struck a chord - lots and lots of positive reaction from women to that. I hope that it's not just going to polarise and that women flock to it and men just ignore it, but of all of the male nerds I've talked to outside of this board, 100% have been unimpressed / uninterested, which isn't a great sign.