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"I mean I understand it's a little confusing with the time lapse, but like she uses good skincare - just don't worry about it".

Larson, who won a lead actress Oscar for Room, can now be seen starring as Marvel's first female lead superhero in Captain Marvel.

The superhero moniker of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes in the 90s-set film that opens here tomorrow, and is also the one who S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) pages during the post-credits scene of last year's Avengers: Infinity War.

Thankfully, for as relatively high-concept and cosmic as Captain Marvel's story engines are, the plot itself doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. The, "I wonder if Marvel is anxious about this one?" contingency. Despite being the first MCU movie to centre on a female protagonist, it doesn't strive to stand out the way Black Panther did a year ago. In the hands of writers DeConnick, Margaret Stohl, Michele Fazkas, Tara Butters and Kelly Thompson, Captain Marvel has a rich context for cinematic success. [.] As soon as she meets Jackson's Fury - the character's just beginning his career as a government agent, and is called upon to investigate her unexpected arrival - things click into place; the two actors have an easy, amusing chemistry, and the film nicely balances saving-the-day-swooping-around with charming character bits. "When you see the whole movie, you will see that the range she has to exhibit is epic". My favorite Larson moment is her quietest: Captain Marvel is flailing in the sky, plummeting toward the ground, when she takes a deep, nearly meditative, breath to settle herself.

In addition to starring in the Marvel film "Captain Marvel", which premieres this Friday, Larson has also signed on to star in and executive produce a drama series that has scored a straight-to-series commitment at Apple. Marvel's done some interesting things with Carol in the Captain Marvel role, and this is a great opportunity for people to get caught up on her and her history.

Finally, The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy continues raining on the film's parade, saying Captain Marvel is "mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department". As Carol's knowledge of her own backstory grows, her strength and determination to be the hero she realizes is inside emerges. With "forgettable" combat and only a gentle dip into feminist issues, the film instead feels more "autopilot" than groundbreaking.

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The movie's directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden

In 2007, she found her way back into the Avengers fold when she teamed up with Iron Man as part of the Mighty Avengers following the events of the Civil War storyline. Lashana Lynch plays a fighter pilot with the badass name of Maria Rambeau; if that's not enough, her call sign is Photon.

Kiwi cinemagoers will be able to make up their own mind about the movie when it debuts in movie theatres on Wednesday night.

For this exercise, I'll only be discussing Marvel's Captain Marvel characters. A cat named Goose that manages to find Nick Fury's soft spot is a treat. That's tens of millions more than the initial estimates, so it looks like Brie Larson's Carol Danvers is quickly going to quickly join the club of Marvel Studios superheroes who prove to be a reliable draw at the box office. We showed the script to Sam the first time we met, and he said, 'It feels like you have written our relationship in this script, the pre-existing relationship I have with Brie'.

Larson and Jackson have terrific buddy-movie chemistry, whether they're giving each other grief or covering each other's behinds.

According to current tracking estimates, the Brie Larson-headlined superhero adventure is on course to open with $150 million in North America over the Friday-to-Sunday period, with a further $200 million from worldwide markets for a global opening weekend in the range of $350 million.

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