There's a lot riding on Captain Marvel. Not only is the upcoming comic book movie Brie Larson's first standalone film as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Greatest Avenger, but it is also Marvel Studio's very first female-led superhero movie after a decade in the industry.
Now, speaking in a sound bite interview released by Marvel, Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck provide fans with different talking points about their film, explaining that the project is both a feminist and humanist movie.
According to Boden, while Carol Danvers is a powerful, unique, and independent female character, she's also complicated and human.
"I mean one the things that drew us to the character for sure was the fact that she was a really powerful, really interesting, really unique and independent female character," the director explains in the interview. "We are so excited to be telling this story about somebody who's not just powerful, but also really complicated and really interesting and really human. It's not just a feminist movie, it's also a humanist movie."
The director goes on to explain how Larson fits the role, saying that the actress plays the part so well because she is "such a strong, such a dynamic and complex person, a woman, and she brings so much of that to the role."
Right now, there's so much excitement building up over Captain Marvel, and the numbers show in the film's pre-sales. Captain Marvel is currently the third best-selling movie in terms of advanced ticket sales, right behind Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Captain Marvel premieres March 8, 2019.