Captain Marvel Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions


While it sometimes feels like we get a new Marvel Studios movie every week, the reality is that the last few months we’ve been in the biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe drought in quite a while. Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man And The Wasp dropped in theaters on July 6, 2018, and we’ve been waiting for the next chapter in the franchise for months. Soon, however, the drought will end with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel, and tonight the first audiences to see it finished have given us a preview of what we can expect.

The first screenings of Captain Marvel were held tonight in advance of the movie’s domestic press junket, and, as is normal for Marvel Studios titles, the social media embargo has already been lifted. I’m excited to say that I was in the theater for one of these showings, and I shared my feelings in the following Tweet, highlighting both the fun approach to the origin story that the film takes, as well as the wonderful presence of star Brie Larson:

If you don’t just take my word for it, however, there are plenty out there who share similar sentiments. Perri Nemiroff from Collider, for example, is also a big fan of Brie Larson’s titular hero, but she spread some of the love around to the rest of the cast as well – including Ben Mendelsohn as the shape-shifting Skrull Talos, and the adorable cat Goose: