Discover the secrets and details hidden in the film “Captain Marvel”, about the ultra-powerful superheroine of the Marvel universe.
Captain Marvel is broadcast tonight on TF1. This Marvel superhero film chronicles the beginnings of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, a character with phenomenal powers who would later play a key role in the Avengers’ fight against the dreaded Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. This is his first solo film.
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Maria Rambeau has the pilot’s nickname “Photon”, which is a reference to her daughter, Monica Rambeau, who we see as a child in the film (in the guise of Akira Akbar) and that we discover adult in Wanda Visionplayed by Teyonah Parris. In this series, she develops powers similar to those of the comics, those of the superheroine Photon, also known as Pulsar and… Captain Marvel II.
Cameos and a drama
The two men in the foreground are the two consultants on the film’s aviation scenes: Stephen Del Bagno aka Cajun and Matthew Kimmel aka Spider, two real pilots. Del Bagno died during the filming of Captain Marvel, his camera crashed during a training mission in April 2018. The film is made for him.
During the flashback, Carol Danvers nicknames Monica (in the original version) “Lieutenant Trouble”, which is a reference to the comics, in which Carol calls Kit Renner, the daughter of her friend Marina. In the French version, this nickname is translated “Lieutenant Rebelle”.
Thinking he heard a noise, Captain Marvel shoots one of his powerful beams through the store window, shattering an advertisement for the action movie True Lieswith Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtisreleased a year before the events of the film, in 1994.
Carol then calls for help “Star Command” with her built-in radio, a reference to the organization Buzz Lightyear works for in Toy Storyanimated film released in 1995, the year in which the Marvel feature film takes place.
In the Blockbuster store, Carol picks up a box containing The stuff of heroes (The Right Stuff in VO), a film about the first seven astronauts, whose destiny was intimately linked to that of the space conquest.
A translator deja vu
Carol Danvers has a universal translation implant that allows her to be understood by all the beings she might meet in the galaxy. This tool is also owned by Peter Quill aka Star-Lord of the Guardians of the Galaxy. For the record, The man to whom the superheroine speaks is played by Barry Curtis, the head of security on all Marvel films since Iron Man 2.
The actress who judges Captain Marvel’s looks during the subway scene is none other than Kelly Sue DeConnick, author of numerous comics, including several dedicated to the superheroine. She worked as a consultant on the feature film.
A big mistake
On this computer screen, Carol Danvers searched for the word “Pegasus” and among the results it says that the pegasus “appeared in the Disney movie Hercules”. An amusing wink if it were not a chronological error, sinceHercules came out in 1997, two years BEFORE the Captain Marvel storyline.
Stan Lee’s (moving) cameo
This is the first cameo of Stan Lee aired after his death in 2018. He will reappear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Endgame. He reads the Mallrats screenplay (The Glanders in VF), a film by Kevin Smith in which Stan Lee made a cameo in 1995. Very meta!
A face already seen
The most attentive fans will have recognized that the actor Nelson Franklin had already appeared in season 3 of the Marvel series Agents of SHIELDin which he played Steve Wilson, a member of the Advanced Threat Containment Unit when the organization is brought in to deal with the Inhumans.
When Talos infiltrates the Rambeaus’ farm, he sips a straw drink from a goblet reminiscent of Jules Winnfield’s in pulp Fiction in the famous scene known as the “Big Kahuna Burger”. And obviously, Samuel L.Jackson is in both films!
When Carol tries out costume colors, the first try results in a mix of red and gold resembling the DC Comics hero’s costume. Shazamwhich was originally called… Captain Marvel!
This cat which is not one hides a flerken, an alien species which has the appearance of the Earth cat. Their mouths are filled with tentacles with small dimensional pouches, explaining how Nick Fury’s cat was able to pick up and swallow the Tesseract.