Marvel decided that because The Emmys were last night, the heterosexuals of America also deserved a lil something, something, so they released the Captain Marvel trailer today for all of the nerds out there.
Brie Larson, who plays the titular Captain Marvel (how many of you giggled at the words “titular”?), was on Good Morning America today to reveal the trailer herself. This is the first Marvel Studios project with a female lead since they started making movies 10 years ago with the release of Iron Man, so it’s kind of a big deal. Cut to Scarlett Johansson screeching into a pillow somewhere: “Why couldn’t it have been me?!”
It’s been over two years since we found out that Brie Larson would be doing what many have done before her by turning their Oscar around and whispering “You don’t need to see this” as they signed a contract for a big-budget superhero movie. Brie is playing Captain Marvel in her own movie. Earlier this year we saw the first shots of Brie in her Captain Marvel costume, and now here’s the latest version of Brie’s Captain Marvel, thanks to Entertainment Weekly.
I’m sure we’ve all done something for money that we regret. Luckily for us normals, whatever it was is probably safely filed away somewhere in the back of our minds under “Let’s Never Speak Of This Again”. Unluckily for academy award winning actress Brie Larson, her questionable transaction is about to be released in theaters and On Demand tomorrow.
Back in 2013, well before she won her Oscar for Room, even before she was on anybody’s radar with Short Term 12, Brie made a “Bollywood” musical called Basmati Blues about a scientist named Linda who develops a super strain of rice and gets sent to India by her evil corporate boss (who is named Gurgon (!), played by Donald Sutherland) for… well for reasons. After sitting on the shelf for 5 years, Brie probably thought she was in the clear but then here comes 2018 like “surprise, bitch!”.
A fresh glimpse of a shirtless Chris Hemsworth is probably the best part of this story. Marvel took a huge infodump (how nicely put) at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. They debuted the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (aka Chris Hemsworth Has A Better Haircut And Remains A Thirst Trap), showed the first image of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and announced who would be playing the part of the FIRST Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s kind of a big name. I hope she sings “Cool Rider” in the movie to distract me, because I can only take so much of Paul Rudd’s “I’ll always be funnier than you” smirk. (And if you figured out who the actress in question is because of that song title, we are friends til’ the end.) Continue reading
Brie Larson won a lot of Best Actress awards last year for Room, so this year she got the job of presenting Best Actor at a few award shows. Casey Affleck won many Best Actor awards this year. Brie had to say Casey’s name twice and when she did, she did it with the least amount of enthusiasm as possible. I’ve seen STD results delivered with more oomph. Brie’s excitement level was set to “I’d Rather Be At The DMV On A Monday Morning” when she handed Casey the Golden Globe, and she didn’t clap when he won the Oscar. Brie meant to do all that.
And so does the face on the guy behind Denzel Washington.
When Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Oscar last night, a huge chunk of the audience stood up for him. Mel Gibson was probably thinking to himself, “Oh, sure, I get blacklisted from Hollywood for years for hating Jews, terrorizing women and being an overall demon piece of shit and yet you stand up for Casey Affleck’s creeper ass?” Actually, Mel Gibson would never think that. Mad Mel’s not that self-aware.