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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

The Many Posters of Avengers: Infinity War

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Ten years of Marvel Studios films, beginning with Iron-Man, have led up to this moment: a giant who’s who of super heroes battling together to save the world. Here are the many character posters created for this super-sized hero showdown that is Avengers: Infinity War which opens in theaters on April 27.

Avengers: Infinity War stars (in no particular order): Karen Gillan (Nebula), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panter), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Sebastian Stan (White Wolf), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron-Man), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Vin Diesel (Groot), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Danai Guria (Okoye), Paul Bettany (Vision), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Sean Gunn (also rocket), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Benedict Wong (Wong), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Florence Kasumba (Ayo) and Terry Notary (Teen Groot).
Falcon, Shuri, Black Panther and Okoye (Marvel Studios)
Gamora, Nebula and Mantis (Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man, Vision and War Machine (Marvel Studios)
Scarlet Witch, White Wolf and Wong (Marvel Studios)
Drax, Rocket, Groot and Star-Lord (Marvel Studios)

The rainbow connection (Marvel Studios)

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