Captain Marvel is set to go higher, further, faster in China.
The next Marvel Studios film has confirmed a release in China, the biggest international film market. Captain Marvel will release on the same day and date as the film's domestic debut, March 8th.
China has been the source of much success for superhero movies, especially lighter films like Venom and Aquaman. Aquaman is now the fourth-highest-grossing imported film ever in China. Avengers: Infinity War remains the highest-grossing import in the region.
Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios film headlined by a female hero. This has drawn some comparisons to Black Panther, which was Marvel Studio's first film led by a black hero. During a visit to the Captain Marvel set, Brie Larson discussed those comparisons and high expectations.
"I don't know how it's any different. To be honest, I don't want it to feel different," Larson explained. "I'm kind of over the, 'First female blah blah blah,' and 'Wow, maybe women can actually do the same things that dudes can do – what a crazy concept!' I feel like the more we talk about it, the more we perpetuate the myth that it's an impossible task. No, if it wasn't like that before, it's because it was wrong. That was just wrong. Now we're just doing what's natural.
"It'll be what it is, and I think there's gonna be lot there for people to digest and feel," she continued. "And hopefully it'll be the movie that you want to revisit again and again, and as life goes on, it'll have more to it. I just want to make art that lasts. I want to make art that you grow with. That's all."
Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s and tells Carol's origin story. After having her memory of Earth wiped and being conscripted into the elite Kree squad called Starforce, Danvers finds herself caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races that threatens to turn Earth into its next front.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, from a screenplay written by Boden & Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer, based on a story by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse. Kevin Feige produces, with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
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Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 8th.
Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.