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Entertainment: Is Captain Marvel Set To Be Another Elektra Box-Office Bomb?

(Image courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com)
(Image courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com)

 

It’s official! Phase 3 of Marvel’s master plan has been revealed. While I think everyone was expecting Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok nobody could have predicted it’s biggest secret, Captain Marvel.

(Image courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com)
(Image courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com)

This writer is not the biggest fan of this female heroine, but the decision to use a female lead in a superhero movie hasn’t been done since the Jennifer Garner box-office bomb, Elektra.

However, it’s Elektra that is casting doubt in my mind about Captain Marvel.  The film didn’t do entirely well at the box-office, and was a colossal flop for Fox.

Although, Disney—unlike Fox—has had a track record of taking risks with their comic book entities, and they aren’t afraid to introduce new, enticing characters such as Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Ant-Man,  that is the reason Elektra failed.

The movie came at a time when taking risks on comic-book films wasn’t the norm. With the genre growing so much over the last few years, why not bring in a new audience, and further expand your products a bit further.

Not only has Disney decided to go with Carol Danvers as a lead character, but Marvel has introduced a female version of Thor in their comics, further expanding the role of women in a world once dominated by their male counterparts.

In addition to Marvel, DC  Studios also has plans to introduce a female lead for the upcoming film schedule.  Wonder Woman will debut during Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will also be receiving its own solo film in 2017.

Whatever the case, the notion that women can’t draw in the comic-book world will be put to the test, but let’s hope it fares better than Elektra.

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