I am worried that Marvel would screw up her big screen appearance. I'd hate to see the character get whitewashed or be portrayed in a culturally insensitive way.MatParker116 said:Kamala will probably show up a few months later in the Inhumans movie.Mike Hoffman said:Even though I'm familiar with the characters, pieces like this help me to confirm that I'm not attributing facts incorrectly or mixing up origins since I'm not reading the new content as much. However, I am picking up every issue of the current Ms Marvel, and I loved this fantastic tumblr post from [a href="http://thesentencetrailsoff.tumblr.com/post/101194410597/captain-marvel-has-just-finished-the-credits-have"]thesentencetrailsoff[/a]:
It would be perfect.Captain Marvel has just finished. The credits have rolled, the casuals have left the building. The music swells, then fades. Cut to a close up of a wall. A Captain Marvel poster is stuck up on it. Pull back to reveal a young Muslim girl putting that poster on her wall.
/engage semi-rantThanks to Chris Claremont for rescuing Carol Danvers from that awful instant-baby storyline, giving her super powers again, and generally setting the tone for the modern incarnation of Captain Marvel. She even gets to browbeat the Avengers for ignoring her!
I've always been of the opinion that we can't truly judge DC's movies yet. Reason being is that they were right smack dab in the middle of their Dark Knight Trilogy when Iron Man came along and changed the rules of superhero films forever. Since then they've release a grand total of 3 superhero films. The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, and Man of Steel. Honestly out of the three the only truly god awful one is Green Lantern. The other two are just flawed.Mr. Q said:Definitely. And, given that Marvel/Disney is bringing us The Inhumans, we may see Ms. Marvel enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the road.
As for Wonder Woman coming out before Captain Marvel, I honestly think the future of all DC movies hinge greatly on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice doing well at the box office. DC Comics and Warner Bros are on shaky ground as it is after the Man of Steel "kerfuffle" (I love having an excuse to use words like "kerfuffle") and, if anything goes wrong with Batman V Superman, their future plans for a DC Cinematic Universe will be heavily kneecapped if not shut down completely. But its a long ways from now to 2016, so we shall see.
Well, in some respects she should be thanking Chris for making her more popular. To be blunt she got drummed out of The Avengers with that definition in part because few people really liked the character at the time. Mostly the storyline became infamous among left wingers because of how they used a "female excuse" like a rape/pregnancy for the character to be dropped off the roster and how the rest of The Avengers treated it like pretty much anyone else leaving for relative obscurity. At the end of the day she wasn't treated all that differently from other failed comics characters who couldn't even hold a spot on The Avengers. It could also be said the political hype actually wound up getting her more attention than her actual comics.Robyrt said:Thanks to Chris Claremont for rescuing Carol Danvers from that awful instant-baby storyline, giving her super powers again, and generally setting the tone for the modern incarnation of Captain Marvel. She even gets to browbeat the Avengers for ignoring her!
Sounds like you just described Tony Stark too.Trishbot said:Carol Corps, represent!
Here's the thing for Carol... I'm thrilled she's getting a movie, but this is more meaningful to me considering just HOW BADLY the late 80s and early 90s treated her. She was dragged through the mud, a joke of a hero who couldn't do her job, drifting from kidnappings, comas, alocholism, and other issues that made her a punchline.
... And now she's getting her own movie. It's like watching a great comeback from the bring, going from such catastrophic lows to being a front-line success.
Even though she's fictional, I feel "proud" for her, because she's come such a long way.
The reason for that is astoundingly simple.Grace_Omega said:I had no idea who Captain Marvel was when all those announcements were made, but the retro 70s-style logo intrigued me. Does anyone know if there's a particular reason for that? Are they planning on setting it in the past or something? It stood out a lot compared to the somewhat darker tone the other title treatments got.
Speaking as a tremendous fan of her current comic series, I actually haven't noticed that Kamala Khan's religion has been much more than a flavor issue. It's been the subject of a funny joke about bacon, an excuse for her parents to enforce a curfew (which I think we can agree parents of any religion could do), and an excuse for her to talk to her religious leader...who, for the record, was a super-chill dude. I don't know if that counts as whitewashing or if it's just a good way to show how religion can be part of a character without being a defining aspect, but I lean toward the latter.Dominic Crossman said:I am worried that Marvel would screw up her big screen appearance. I'd hate to see the character get whitewashed or be portrayed in a culturally insensitive way.MatParker116 said:Kamala will probably show up a few months later in the Inhumans movie.
But then again I'm more worried that they would be too scared to use her at all for fear of messing up or causing offence.
Hopefully I'm just being paranoid and they'll make a great movie with her in it. For what I've seen/heard they've got some great source material to go off.
Supergirl was not so inappropriate for its time. It's just that it was a bad movie when it came out and has held up even worse over time.Jandau said:To be fair, Supergirl was so misogynistic that it made me cringe, while Elektra and Catwoman were just outright terrible to the point that I find it hard to believe that anyone was serious about those projects. In that regard, the stage is still open for a proper, well made blockbuster superhero movie with a primary female protagonist. Though what baffles me is that it's not a Black Widow film, which is something people have been clamoring for since Scralet Johannson did such a great run of the character in Avengers...DoctorM said:To be clear, Marvel's first female solo film was Elektra.
DC has had a few already as well: Supergirl and Catwoman.
This isn't a first of any sort unless we're going to subdivide down to the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Then you're just reaching.
To hazard a guess, I imagine part of the reason might be the salary she might try to negotiate. She is already supposedly making $20,000,000 (Yes, Twenty Million Dollars) for really a support role on Avengers 2.Jandau said:Though what baffles me is that it's not a Black Widow film, which is something people have been clamoring for since Scarlett Johansson did such a great run of the character in Avengers...