Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we got our first official shot of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. I don’t know much about Captain Marvel, but I was a huge fan of Kelly Sue DeConnicks’ run. I’m excited and I want the movie to succeed, but I have some doubts, that I can’t seem to quell and I was wondering how other people feel about the movie at this point.
Based on the marketing so far I’m getting White Feminism vibes (the movie is set to premire on the 8th of March 2019). To clarify, the movie may be feminist, when it comes to the depiction of its female characters, while at the same time being pretty ignorant when it comes to race. I don’t know much about the Kree, but after reading this short twitter thread by Naomi Clark, I’m definitely feeling some kinda way about some of the casting decisions:
Furthermore there’s the fact that the guys in charge of the MCU seemed to have underestimated the success of both Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther. Both of them had themes of colonialism in them and were directed by non-white directors - who were imho only given a chance, because Marvel needed to diversify themselves and Marvel could afford to release “lesser blockbusters”).
What do you guys think? I mentioned some of this to two of my (white) friends today and they basically told me, that it was going to be fine and that I’m overreacting.
To end on a positive note I really like Captain Marvels costume and I’m psyched about the casting of Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, leaving room for DeWanda Wise to be cast as her daughter Monica Rambeau once the series moves to the present.