Captain Marvel is currently known as the strong female superhero we have all waited for from Marvel.
But few of us really know how Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel. Turns out, her story is one of the more complicated in the Marvel universe.
In the beginning, she was a regular female human whose main role in the comics was to be the love subject of Mar-Vell, a Kree alien. That was until an accident gave her superpowers similar to his and she became Ms. Marvel.
But only in the twentieth century did the writers decide to give her story a different spin. All for the sake of making her a feminist symbol. That's when Ms. Marvel ceased to exist, and Carol Danvers returned as Captain Marvel.
Marvel's latest movie, starring Brie Larson, has been widely promoted as female-empowering. But this strategy received lots of criticism from film critics, regular movie-goers, and trolls.
And now from James Woods too.
Who is Captain Marvel and how did she come to be the strongest hero in the Marvel universe?AV Film says the character has been in the comics since the 1960s, and her story is quite complicated.
Captain Marvel was created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan.
In fifty years she's been "a military officer, a fighter pilot, [and] a feminist activist."
Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers, was always overshadowed by Mar-Vell.
Congratulations team Captain Marvel! Can't wait to see it and our whole WW crew wish you a great weekend. Love this… https://t.co/NVACQHIkMt— Patty Jenkins (@Patty Jenkins)1551968561.0
He's previously appeared in the Fantastic Four comics.
Mar-Vell’s bosses back in Kree did not like it.They were especially unhappy about his relationship with military officer Carol Danvers.
Danvers’ time for the spotlight came when one of these bosses kidnapped her and used the Psyche-Magnetron machine to create a Mandroid weapon.
It "blasted Danvers with Kree energy."
Over the past few years, Carol Denvers' character has been redefined.
The Psyche-Magnetron machine simply reactivated her Kree powers.
Her creators made her into a feminist version of Mar-Vell.
In 2012, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick made it official - Carol Danvers was a huge success among Marvel fans.
Just finish watching #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/TO4dhOSBmb— zam d (@zam d)1551966414.0
She also got a new superhero costume.
In the new Marvel movie, Captain Marvel is played by Brie Larson.BBC. But "this is not the woman’s empowerment story the orchestrated hype claims."
James gave the movie 3 stars.
Me tonight going to see #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/KBvlgvw7m5— CaptainMarvelStan (@CaptainMarvelStan)1551977627.0
"Larson fits seamlessly into the world of the Avengers, which means leaping into space and sending blue beams of energy from her fists."
"Whether she’s Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel, this character is slight."
"Larson glares a lot, as she should.""There’s a great meta-moment when a random guy tells Vers to smile, echoing a line that internet trolls have thrown at Larson herself."
"She exudes the look of an actor who takes the part seriously, but any nuance is suppressed by that action-hero straitjacket."
But she believes the film still doesn't measure up to Wonder Woman in that department.
"One element does fulfill the film’s female-empowerment hype," James continued.
I AM SO READY FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL TO OWN MY EXISTENCE https://t.co/wmy28qnZ2V— michael (@michael)1551977321.0
As for regular movie-goers, Heroic Hollywood says the film became the target of misogynistic trolls.These trolls have been attacking Captain Marvel and its star Brie Larson since the time she "called for more diversity and inclusivity" during the movie press tour.
Recently, James Woods joined the trolls' side.First, he replied to a tweet which stated that "white men haters" were not welcome at the screenings with the following tweet.
Then he posted the "Distracted Boyfriend" meme.
Okay. We will be happy to sit this one out then... https://t.co/bCQEFKFUfP— James Woods (@James Woods)1551600267.0
Woods didn't like Larson's comments on the press tour which supported feminism and inclusivity.
When you have a choice, pick a movie where the studio doesn’t hate half its audience... https://t.co/69I3QuCxt3— James Woods (@James Woods)1551639739.0
Some people responded to her comments, saying they would rather watch Alita.
Disgusting. Review bombing Captain Marvel because she’s a woman. People need to grow up. https://t.co/ayw8HjQIaR— Earl Mills (@Earl Mills)1551969197.0
CBR also says Woods has been very outspoken when it comes to the issues Brie Larson stands for.
Had the privilege of seeing #CaptainMarvel last night. My girl @BrieLarson kills it. Get yourself to a theater this… https://t.co/CVdpKS1n1M— Chadwick Boseman (@Chadwick Boseman)1551833419.0
"The key word there is 'haters' but everyone likes to focus on 'white male.'"
Brie Larson in behind the scenes of Captain Marvel press tour. https://t.co/vJQ4fNlVhk— best of brie (@best of brie)1551996373.0