Captain Marvel is coming to theaters. To help prepare for this premiere, we've separated some trivia from the film:
1Trip to the 90s
Captain Marvel is the first film in the Marvel Cinematographic Universe set in the 1990s and predates all other Marvel Studios films except the first Captain America.
2Origin of Heroine
Captain Marvel is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name, first published in 1967. The filmmakers were drawn to a series of comic books created by Kelly Sue DeConnick, whose interpretation of the character would be the overall inspiration for the film. .
For the production of Captain Marvel in Los Angeles, several locations were used, such as the Eastwood Power Station and Shaver Lake in Fresno, as well as the deserts in Lucerne Valley and Edwards Air Force Base.
The world that production designer Andy Nicholson brought to life around Los Angeles was “Torfa”. Nicholson and his team took the existing sand mine and quarry in Simi Valley and, with the help of thousands of pounds of sand, turned it into a visually dynamic backdrop.
For one of the Los Angeles scenes, the filmmakers took an old commercial space in North Hollywood and built a new facade, including a Radio Shack, a Blockbuster and a dry cleaner. The location looked so authentic that people actually wanted to get into the place without realizing it was actually a movie set!
Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Lashana Lynch, who plays fellow test pilot Maria Rambeau, visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas for unique training and experiences in an F-16 fighter jet. Brie Larson was also able to meet and spend time with Brigadier General Jeannie Marie Leavitt, who became the first US Air Force female fighter pilot in 1993 and was the first woman to command a combat combat wing. of the USAF.
7Special training (2)
Brie Larson took training for the role of Captain Marvel very seriously. For five days a week, she did two to four hours of training, combining boxing, kick-boxing, judo, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. The actress also worked to lift over 100 kilos on dumbbells, 200 kilos on barbells and even pulling a jeep on the road – a tremendous achievement for an actress who had never done much strength training!
Costume Designer Sanja Hays' team made eight Captain Marvel uniforms for Brie Larson. For the superhero costumes, the main fabric is leather with a special pearly blue finish that glows when the light hits it.
The filmmakers auditioned several different cats to play a feline character named Goose and ended up with a cat named Reggie. Reggie came with a team of three other cats – Archie, Gonzo and Rizzo – who specialized in different tricks.
To everyone's surprise, Samuel L. Jackson was great with the cats. Nobody knew he was a cat lover!
To create young Nick Fury and agent Coulson, the filmmakers invited visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend and studio artists Lola to transform the actors back into 90s versions of their characters. It was providential that both Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg were looking great for their respective royal ages!