'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Congratulates 'Captain Marvel' Star Brie Larson

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot offered her congratulations to Brie Larson for Captain Marvel’s big [...]

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot offered her congratulations to Brie Larson for Captain Marvel's big opening weekend.

Gadot took to Instagram to share artwork of Wonder Woman and Captian Marvel together, with kind words for Larson.

"I'm so happy for you sister! Congrats," Gadot wrote.

Wonder Woman, the first female-led film in the DC Extended Universe, broke records when it opened in 2017. Captain Marvel is following suit, breaking records as the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Captain Marvel's $455 million global opening weekend is the biggest global opening ever for a female-led movie. That's also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, behind only last year's Avengers: Infinity War.

Captain Marvel's opening weekend total brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe's combined box office gross after 31 movies to $17.98 billion. With Captain Marvel's entire theatrical run ahead of it, not to mention the openings of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, it won't be long before the Marvel Studios hits that $18 billion.

Captain Marvel opened with $153 million domestic. That makes it the seventh-largest domestic opening weekend for a Marvel Studios movie, coming in above Guardians of the Galaxy and below Iron Man 3. It is also the second-highest domestic opening weekend for a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe character debut, behind only last year's Black Panther.

During a visit to the Captain Marvel set, Brie Larson discussed the high expectations that come with starring in Marvel's first female-led film.

"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."

What did you think of Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comments.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters.

Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.


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