Today in Movie Culture: Captain Marvel Meets Wonder Woman, the Science of ‘Captain Marvel’ and More

Today in Movie Culture: Captain Marvel Meets Wonder Woman, the Science of ‘Captain Marvel’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Supercut of the Day:

In honor of International Women’s Day, and fitting with the opening of Captain Marvel, Movieclips has compiled an awesome supercut of badass women in the movies, including Halloween, Kill Bill, The Matrix, and parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:


Fan Art of the Day:

DC may have beat Marvel to the punch with a female-led superhero movie, but there’s no need to see it as a competition. Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, congratulated the makers of Captain Marvel by sharing this fan art by John Randall of the two title characters together:




Movie Science of the Day:

This week’s edition of Because Science is also celebrating Captain Marvel. In this video, pop scientist Kyle Hill explains how the titular new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe manages to survive in space:


Franchise Recap of the Day:

Before you see Captain Marvel, you might want to do another one of those MCU re-watches. But that’s 20 movies! Thanks to this interview compilation from IMDb, you can just get a recap of the best moments, as chosen by the cast and directors of installment number 21:


Easter Eggs of the Day:

After you’re caught up with the MCU and then Captain Marvel itself, it’s time to watch a video from ScreenCrush detailing all the Easter eggs and secrets found in the movie. See how many you noticed on your own:


Cosplay of the Day:

We've seen a bunch of fans cosplaying as Captain Marvel in anticipation of the new movie this week, and we even shared a picture of a “costumed” cat for Goose. Here another fan ready to see the movie dressed as another character, Minn-Erva, played on screen by Gemma Chan:


Movie Credit of the Day:

Among the thousands of people named in the end credits of Captain Marvel is Jason Walsh. He’s listed as “Trainer: Brie Larson,” which is pretty self-explanatory, but in this video Insider showcases Walsh and the work he put in to getting Larson ready for her first big superhero movie role:


Behind-the-Scenes Video of the Day:

With the hit documentary Apollo 11 now hitting regular screens in wide release, do check out this behind-the-scenes featurette from That Shelf in which director Todd Douglas Miller and others discuss the process of making 50-year-old archival footage look brand new:


Video Essay of the Day:

The latest video essay from Filmento celebrates Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, particularly focusing on its brilliant use of reversals to play with the audience’s expectations and assumptions. Watch it here:


Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

In honor of the release of Captain Marvel, let’s take a look back at the very first theatrical feature about a solo female superhero, Supergirl, based on the DC Comics character and spun off from the popular Superman movies. Courtesy of Movieclips, here’s the original trailer for Supergirl, which hit theaters on November 21, 1984:

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