Captain Marvel, the first female lead movie from Marvel Studios, is set to be released in US theaters on March 8th.
We were invited to both the film screening and the global press conference for the movie. The press conference took place in Beverly Hills, CA on a Friday afternoon. We were seated as the cast and panel arrived. Producer Kevin Feige walked in on the stage first and he was followed by actors Lashana Lynch, Jude Law, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan and Clark Gregg. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who wrote and directed the movie were also present.
The Q&A was started off by Jacqueline of Rotton Tomatoes asking Kevin Feige “What made you choose Anna and Ryan to write the screenplay and direct Captain Marvel.” Kevin mentioned that there “a number of meetings and it was their body of work, and it’s their focus on character and it’s their focus on – and our belief that they wouldn’t have lost the character once the spectacle and the fun and the effects, and really Anna spoke eloquently about Carol Danvers.”
Brie Larson spoke on what she loved about Captain Marvel and why she took on the role. She described her love for a lot of several things about the character. She also added, “the defining moments of her character where she doesn’t lay down and 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.”
After the Q&A, we were sent to another room for both lunch and a preview of the merchandise for the movie. This included toys, apparel, and accessories. They also had a few of the costumes from the movie out on display. Some members of the press were given a chance to do a one on one interview with the cast, directors, the producer, and Reggie – the cat who played Goose in the film.
The movie comes to US theaters on March 8th and tickets are already on sale!