‘Captain Marvel’ will be Marvel’s first female superhero movie

Marvel is finally giving one of

its female superheroes a movie of her own. Captain Marvel will be the first of Marvel’s female heroes to star in her own film, which is being announced today with a release date scheduled for July 6th, 2018. Though it’s been a long time coming, it may have been an obvious choice after watching fellow Avenger Scarlett Johansson absolutely destroy the box office in Lucy this summer — in fact, it’s surprising that her Black Widow character isn’t getting a film herself. Nonetheless, one would imagine that improving upon that formula inside the Marvel universe will be a sure hit.

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