Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directors of Captain Marvel, have compared the film tonally to movies likes Lethal Weapon.
As with their debut of any new character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is a lot of hype about the arrival of Captain Marvel. But what can fans expect from the picture in terms of tone when they finally get to see it?
Well, according to the film’s directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel will balance humour and seriousness in a way similar to some old 80s and 90s classics:
“We approached this movie as being, at the heart of it, this mystery of self-identity for Captain Marvel,” Boden explained to Fandango. “It has a lot of playfulness in it, and that kind of buddy-cop vibe that Captain Marvel has with the Nick Fury character was really an important touchstone for us.”
“Yeah. Like the ’80s and ’90s buddy-cop movies, like 48 Hrs. or Lethal Weapon,” Fleck said. “We have some of that. Those movies, even the serious ones, they have a really terrific sense of humor, and we wanted to maintain that as well.”
Do you the like sound of a buddy-cop style Captain Marvel movie that brings the likes of Lethal Weapon to mind? Let us know in the comments below…
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). It is set for release on March 8th.