Captain Marvel sets the record for the highest ticket sales of any comic bookie movie in its first day – almost. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War are still number up top when it comes to pre-sales, but not by much. Captain Marvel doesn’t come out until March though, so that gives Officer Carol Danvers two months to catch up.
It’s a great sign for Marvel’s first stand-alone superhero movie with a female lead. On the other hand, Captain Marvel is known as the mightiest Avenger – and clearly, the world’s only hope of defeating Thanos.
Fandango’s Managing Editor Erik Davis commented, saying “We’re seeing fantastic advance ticket sales for Captain Marvel because it’s a historic film for Marvel Studios, one that fans have been waiting to see for a decade. Captain Marvel is a benchmark moment for the genre, for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for star Brie Larson, who will play the most powerful Marvel superhero to date.”
It’s been almost a year since we all watched Thanos destroy our favorite superheroes in one shot, and fans everywhere aren’t going to miss a detail of how that storyline gets resolved. It took the internet mere minutes to figure out who Nick Fury was calling in that last scene, the one past all the credits. Since then, everyone’s attention is on Captain Marvel, who hasn’t had a huge role in the movie version of events… yet.
The synopsis, or what we know so far, is that the current Captain Marvel movie is setting up the scene for April’s highly-anticipated Avengers film. Set in the 1990’s, Captain Marvel focuses on Carol Danvers, a human air-force pilot that has Kree powers after being caught in a battle with the original Captain Marvel (who was a Kree alien stuck on earth known as Mar-Vell). She ultimately becomes known as Ms. Marvel (oh, and in the 1970’s, that ‘Ms.’ was considered pretty revolutionary), before taking on the persona of Captain Marvel in order to save the earth. Unlike most origin stories though, Marvel is taking up with Carol Danvers AFTER she got her powers.
Avengers: End Game is due out at the end of April, and we may finally get a conclusion to the Thanos storyline. It’s set up in the comics that Captain Marvel and the handful of heroes are left figure out a way to defeat Thanos, the invading alien Skree overlords, and restore the universe to how it was… no wonder Captain Marvel sets the record for highest first-day sales.
Fans are even more excited to see how the storyline plays out, after Samuel L. Jackson, who’s playing Nick Fury in the upcoming films, let a little spoiler slip. While talking to reporters from Mashable, Jackson stated, “I mean, [the Avengers are] up against some really, really tough odds right now, we saw throughout Infinity War. So now we know we need something that’s as powerful as Thanos, and at some point, we’ll find out how powerful she is and all the things that she’s capable of. She’s one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel.”
It may not be the biggest surprise in the movie, but definitely gives audiences a huge clue into how Captain Marvel finally does what no other Avenger was able to do.
Check out the latest trailer for the movie below: