Fun Facts About Marvel’s Captain Marvel!

Hey All!

I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend the press junket for the amazing new Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel! I have been waiting for a stand alone female superhero Marvel film for some time and I’m thrilled the first is Captain Marvel. In attendance at the junket was Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Director Anna Boden, Director Ryan Fleck, and Producer Kevin Feige. The entire cast was so fun and you could tell everyone got along so well. Brie and Samuel L seem like the cutest BFF’s.

The costumes from the film were on display including Captain Marvel’s costumes.

It looks amazing in real life and I can’t get over how small it was. She is one small but mighty superhero!

The detail put into these costumes is amazing. Enough about the costumes, let’s get to the cast.

The event had a moderator and the cast was kind enough to answer some of her questions and questions from the media in attendance. I was thrilled to be able to be one of those selected to attend. I learned a bunch of fun facts from the cast during this event that I thought I would share with you today.

Why did Kevin Fiege decide the directors of the film were the perfect film?


There was a number of meetings. It’s their body of work and it’s their focus on character. Our belief that they wouldn’t have lost the character, amongst the spectacle and the fun and the effects. And really, Anna spoke very eloquently about Carol Danvers and about that female hero and over the course of developing the movie, and producing the movie, Anna went up in a jet, as did Brie, which was super impressive and I wouldn’t do for a million dollars. And you did as well; didn’t you go up there? It was those early meetings and their amazing body of work that made us realize they could bring Carol to life.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

What does Brie Larson love most about Captain Marvel?


There’s a lot to love about her, which is why I was really excited to do this. I loved the idea of playing a superhero, or a female superhero in particular because my interest is in female complexity. I was a little worried about playing somebody, a superhero that would be perfect because I don’t feel like that’s realistic, or something aspirational at all. In particular, even with my job, like you could just see this beautiful finished product where I look great, maybe… in your opinion. You don’t know all the other takes that are on the cutting room floor where sometimes I physically landed on my face doing stunts and sometimes I just do a bad take. It’s just how it goes. So getting to play a character where the whole character arc and turn of this is watching her be this major risk taker, which means it’s not always going to work out the best. And those are the moments, the defining moments of her character, where she doesn’t lay down, she gets back up. I mean, that’s everything. That’s for everybody. There isn’t a person who can’t relate to that, I don’t think.

What’s a younger Nick Fury like in this film? Samuel L. Jackson shares his thoughts.


You know he’s sort of a kinder, gentler, not so cynical world-weary, chip-on-the-shoulder Nick Fury.  He hasn’t met anyone from another universe just yet and he’s sort of looking at the crazy lady, trying to figure out why she thinks she’s an alien and what all that means. It’s kind of fun to not be the all-knowing angry persuader that Nick Fury always is and you know even more refreshing to have two eyes, so I don’t have to cover one eye while I was learning my lines. They put the wig on me and they put dots my face so it kind of felt like I was in Wakonda.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Jude Law shared how he know kids will love the movie.


I was just saying to Kevin, they saw it this week and then there’s a screening next week in London and the fact that they all want to come again is a very good sign with friends.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Clark Gregg shared what was it like being back on set Marvel feature film. Coulson is back!


It wasn’t a long conversation. You know, they said, hey, do you want to come back? It’s the 90’s. Cool soundtrack. Ryan and Anna had a little origin buddy stuff with Sam. And they’re going to give you more hair and make you look younger. Brie Larson is going to be Captain Marvel and I was like, okay, where do I go?  And it superseded that in every way. It was so incredibly fun to do. And I’ve gotten the thrill of taking my young daughter to a bunch of Marvel movies, but I’m taking a 17-year-old young woman to see Captain Marvel next week and I’ve never been more excited to take her to anything ever.

Where did the directors really want from the 90’s in the film?


Blockbuster. I actually worked at a Blockbuster in 1995, so that brought back a lot of memories, creating that set.


I wanted Dunkaroos.

Lastly the cast was asked what they’d like to see come back from the 90s.


VHS tapes.


Pay phones. Because then I wouldn’t have to check my email all the time.


I wish MTV had videos again. I mean, not just MC Hammer, which were awesome, but just videos, music videos.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Laser discs.


Butterfly clips.


I was a big fan of the band The Verve.


R&B. Just R&B. R&B was the truth, man. The truth!

BRIE LARSON: It really was.

KEVIN FEIGE: Video stores. I miss walking around video stores.

I hope you enjoyed these little tidbits from the cast and filmmakers about the film. It was so fun to meet them and hear what they had to say about the film!

CAPTAIN MARVEL arrives in theatres everywhere on March 8th! Stay tuned for our review of the film coming Friday! You’re going to love the movie! That’s all I’ll say about it right now.

In the meantime, get your tickets for the film now!

Find more into about the film on the official CAPTAIN MARVEL site HERE!