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Brie Larson's Captain Marvel was Marvel Studios first solo female superhero movie, but she wasn't the first one to make it the screen this generation. That honor belonged to Wonder Woman. While it isn't too surprising that these two heroes have been seen as competitors in the market place, Brie Larson certainly doesn't feel a need to choose a side.
Brie Larson's sentiments probably echo those of a lot of people following the trailer dropping over the weekend. There was a time when Wonder Woman 1984 was actually going to be hitting theaters this Friday, and after seeing this trailer, I really wish that was still the case.
Wonder Woman 1984 looks to be full of lots of great action just like the previous one was, and it's got a great 80s vibe running through it, thanks to the perfect use of New Order's "Blue Monday" in the soundtrack.
Brie Larson has never been one to be shy so she's more than willing to publicly throw support behind Wonder Woman 1984. Any perceived war between Marvel and DC certainly isn't being given the time of day here.
Nor should it. There's no reason both comic universes can't be successful and for the most part, these days they are. The Marvel Cinematic Universe might still be the king of the mountain, with the highest grossing movie of all-time now part of the franchise, but DC has a streak of its own going with successful productions of Aquaman, Shazam!, and now the award-nominated Joker.
And at the end of the day, success for Wonder Woman can help Captain Marvel in its own way. These days the "female-led superhero movie" is still something of a novelty, which results in a certain amount of backlash. The more commonplace it can become, the less likely that is to happen. Captain Marvel has her own sequel on the way down the road after all.
It's so much nicer when we can all just be supportive of each other rather than have to pick sides. At the end of the day, Warner Bros. doesn't care of its film makes more money than whatever Marvel is doing, WB just wants movies to make as much profit for the company as possible. The same goes for Marvel Studios. The popularity of superhero movies overall is a benefit to both studios so competitors doing well is ultimately a positive for all involved.
Time travel may not be an option, but June 5, 2020 will get here eventually, and when it does, we can all enjoy Wonder Woman 1984 together.