Captain Marvel tracking for $100 million opening weekend


Can Captain Marvel do what very few Marvel Cinematic Universe origin films have?

There has been huge buzz for Captain Marvel for over a year now. The trailer for the movie had 109 million views in its first 24 hours. Not even Captain America: Civil War did that. And if the buzz and the trailer weren’t enough to get fans excited, here’s some more major news. Deadline is predicting a huge opening weekend of around $100 million for Captain Marvel. With the exception of Black Panther and Iron Man, no origin film has had an opening weekend that massive. The next closest is Guardians of the Galaxy at $94 Million. Captain Marvel has a couple of things that could potentially smash both Iron Man and maybe even Black Panther’s opening weekend numbers.

Brie Larson

First off, Brie Larson has been absolutely amazing with promoting this movie. She isn’t just talking about the film; she’s making it a point for this movie be empowering. She’s recently stated that she wants to, “make sure my press days were more inclusive,” she continued by saying, “it sounded like across the board [women of color] weren’t getting the same opportunities as others.” This was a risky thing to say and do, but this lets the people know that she is backing up what the movie says about empowering women. It also helpes that she didn’t want the Ms. Marvel bathing suit costume, especially considering the direction comic books are trying to go with non-scantily women.

She also seems to have looked into the character she’s playing. From the few clips we’ve seen, she has the look and mannerisms that Carol Danvers has. The scene where she shoots a photon blast past Nick Fury looked like something out of the comic books, all the way from the moment to how she presented her blast with a sarcastic look. It was brilliant. What was really impressive was her recentcomments about Kamala Khan. reported that Brie Larson said, “My dream would be that Ms. Marvel gets to come into play.” This not only shows her knowledge of the comics, but her ability and desire to share the screen with someone else, something not all actors can or are willing to do.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL..Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) ..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2019

Fun and familiar characters

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Nick Fury and Phil Coulson in a movie. It’s also been a long time since they were young (sorry, but it’s true). Audiences get both of these in one film. Fury and Coulson remain bad-asses in a world of gods and super soldiers, and they don’t even have superpowers. Not only that, this is part of the origin of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the beginning of superheroes. What’s cooler than that?

How about the beginning of what may be the Skrulls’ Secret Invasion? It’s a story arc that many comic books fans adored. And not only are Skrulls involved, but the Kree are also in the mix. These re two alien races with supreme fighting skills, powers, and technology. And that’s what we know about. Imagine the other characters they haven’t mentioned.

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios and Art of VFX for Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Starting the momentum going into Avengers: Endgame

Everyone has been excited for Avengers: Endgame. The post-credits scene with Nick Fury calling Captain Marvel helped get the word out that her movie was up next. And, more importantly, that she’s a major player. Captain Marvel will debut a month before Avengers: Endgame, and her movie will get the ball rolling. The movie will most likely show how she reacts to Nick Fury’s page. This will be the official start of the fourth Avengers movie.

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Everyone who sees Captain Marvel will likely tell everyone how it leads into the next Avengers movie. This could encourage a chain of people who were on the fence to go see it. This is the perfect time for Captain Marvel to debut. Look for it to do Black Panther numbers opening weekend. Captain Marvel hit theaters on March 8.