Another Marvel superhero has joined the billion dollar club.
Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, just crossed a billion dollars in worldwide grosses yesterday. As of this writing, the movie’s global tally now stands at $358 million domestic, $644 global.
This is the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cross the billion dollar mark. This includes Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, and all three Avengers films.
It’s not surprising to hear that a Marvel film did well at the box office, but this news is especially good considering that there were trolls who tried to sabotage the film online.
With her movie proving a success and her role in Avengers: Endgame, which is rumored to be pretty big depending on footage revealed at CinemaCon this week, it looks like Captain Marvel is here to stay. Here’s hoping a sequel comes sooner rather than later.
At this point, even the smallest bit of Avengers: Endgame footage is enough to get Marvel fans excited about the new film. Today, Marvel answers our wishes with a brand new trailer:
Warning: DO NOT continue reading if you haven’t seen the trailer.
The final trailer for Endgame shows us sixty seconds of new footage. In it, several characters experience long-awaited reunions. Iron Man and Captain America make amends, Pepper Pots reunites with Tony, Rocket Raccoon and Nebula hold hands, and Thanos makes his epic return in what is sure to be an explosive battle.
But the biggest news from the trailer: TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! That’s right, you can now purchase your tickets to Endgame today on Fandango. Try to get them quickly before the site crashes.
One month from today, Avengers: Endgame will be upon us. The culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reach its dramatic conclusion. Two weeks ago, Marvel released the first trailer for the highly anticipated film. The trailer put an emphasis on older Marvel films while offering only glimpses of what to expect.
With the marketing of the film ramping up, Marvel just released thirty-two character posters for the new film featuring all the heroes from Infinity War. Each poster is color coded: sixteen of the posters feature the surviving Avengers in color, while the other sixteen feature the fallen heroes in black-and-white. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
All the characters featured in the trailer are here, along with some surprising additions like Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. Sadly, the posters also confirm that fan-favorite Shuri did not survive the snap. There are still other characters, like M’Baku and Maria Hill, that have not been shown at all in any previews.
Hot off the heels of Captain Marvel‘smassive opening weekend, Marvel Studios has released another trailer for Avengers: Endgame.
Warning: Do not continue reading if you haven’t watched the trailer!
The trailer cuts together footage of the previous Avengers film, Infinity War, along with new footage from the sequel. There are also some callbacks to the original Iron Man and Captain America films.
The most notable aspects of the trailer are the introduction of Avengers previously unseen in Infinity War. Hawkeye returns to the team after being absent from Infinity War. Ant-Man joins the team, though it’s not explained how he escaped the quantum realm after the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp. And as to be expected, Captain Marvel makes an appearance. Surprisingly, Thanos is nowhere to be found.
Marvel Studios also released a new poster. Only those who survived the snap are shown.
The film drops on April 26th. No word yet on when tickets go on sale.
Most people are delighted to see Brie Larson star as Captain Marvel in the latest Hollywood superhero blockbuster, viewing it as a win for diversity. However, reports of antisocial behavior at screenings of the film are surfacing around the US. Sources close to Bookstr have provided an exclusive scoop regarding the trolling of Captain Marvel screenings in theaters.
Moviegoer Jenny Lynn Emperador attended a screening the film with her mother, at 3:45pm on Sunday, and described the behavior she witnessed.
“So basically I was at a normal screening of Captain Marvel at San Francisco’s AMC Metreon. Toward the end of the [opening] credits about, a couple of jerks threw their nacho cheese pretty high at the screen. It disrupted the first credit.”
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Emperador’s sympathies went to the employees who had to go out of their way to clean up the mess. “We let the cleaning staff and they had to [postpone] their next showing I guess to clean the cheese. I feel bad for the staff, the cheese was pretty high on the left side of the screen.”
Another attendee of a Captain Marvel screening, Jeremiah Smith, explained,
“I took the family to see Captain Marvel Saturday afternoon at the Cinemark 8 in Chino Hills, near where we live. The screening was pretty full, lots of families with young kids. Right before the trailers started a group of four or five teenage boys, aged thirteen or fourteen sat near the front. They were being rowdy, pushing each other, but they settled down pretty quickly. About fifteen minutes into the film itself though they started yelling, kicking their seats, throwing garbage behind them, and just acting wild. People were shushing them, telling them to leave, but they didn’t listen. After about five minutes an usher escorted them out. They were yelling “Captain Marvel sucks!” but they left.”
“The film rolled on and everyone had a great time,” Smith continued. “I couldn’t say for sure that it was a protest of the film, but it sure felt like it. What other reason would a group of boys have to pay for tickets only to get thrown out? I haven’t talked to anyone at the theater, but I’m tempted to call them to at least express my concern.”
Jami Losurdo, a concerned friend of Emperador and Smith, cautioned potential moviegoers who planned to see the film.
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Captain Marvel was catching heat even before the opening night of Friday, March 8th, when Variety reported that Captain Marvel destroyed the Box Office of $455 Million globally.
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Even before the film premiered, people had made up their minds about it, dismissing it and leaving abusive and derisive comments on the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes page. A Rotten Tomatoes staff member commented on the reviews.
“We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date. Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action. Don’t worry though, fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.”
This is kind of a fascinating discovery: YouTube seems to have changed the immediate "Brie Larson" search results to News. That pushes up authoritative sources and, in turn, pushes troll or MRA-style video rants pretty far down the page. Here's what it was versus now. pic.twitter.com/ifw9JjXQie
Rotten Tomatoes went as far as to deleting 50,000 ‘reviews’ after receiving 58,000 reviews in one day, according to Comic Book. . Currently, regardless of all the negativity, the film holds an 80% rating on the Tomatometer. Talk about girl power right?