Brie Larson helped out on opening weekend of Captain Marvel by showing up at one New Jersey theater to serve popcorn and soda to lucky fans. The first MCU film headed up by a female character, Captain Marvel has soared out of the gate in massive fashion, reportedly earning $455 million worldwide for the sixth-highest global opening ever.
Larson stars in the film as Carol Danvers, an earth woman who has become a member of an alien race called the Kree, who are involved in a war with a race of shapeshifters known as the Skrulls. Danvers soon finds herself back on earth in the 1990s, and meets up with Nick Fury (played by a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson), who helps her find out about her forgotten earthly origins as an Air Force pilot. The film has received mostly positive reviews from critics, and has been certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. However, the movie’s audience score on RT is only at 57%, thanks in large part to an apparent review bombing attack by individuals who object to Marvel Studios placing a female character at the center of a movie.
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With Captain Marvel finally arriving this weekend after months of anticipation, Brie Larson herself helped out the cause by showing up at a theater in New Jersey to serve popcorn and soda to a few lucky fans. Marvel Entertainment posted some images of Larson enjoying her interaction with the fans while offering her assistance behind the counter. See the images below:
Luckily for Larson, Marvel did not make her wear the real Captain Marvel costume while working at the concessions stand, but instead allowed her to sport a very comfortable looking Captain Marvel inspired tracksuit (that of course fans on Twitter are now clamoring to own). The extra promotional appearance likely was not needed, as Captain Marvel was expected to easily top $100 million domestically in its opening weekend, and indeed ended up far surpassing that mark.
Of course, Captain Marvel is just the beginning of things for Brie Larson and Carol Danvers in the MCU. The character is expected to play a major role in Avengers: Endgame, as the universe’s remaining heroes join forces to take on the all-powerful Thanos. As for the future of Captain Marvel beyond Endgame, it remains to be seen what plans Marvel has in mind for the character., but it seems a proper Captain Marvel sequel is inevitable after the first film’s massive worldwide opening. After somewhat falling behind DC in terms of female superheroes, it seems Marvel and Disney have succeeded in establishing a character to rival Wonder Woman in box office popularity and pop culture impact.
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