It's the first time a female superhero has ever scored her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, better known by her alias Captain Marvel.
- Captain Marvel is the first female superhero to land her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- The movie promises something of an origin story for Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Will Smith defends entry of non-theatrical Netflix movies at Cannes.
Two of the films in competition at this year's prestigious Cannes Film Festival were produced by and for Netflix. It may be a watershed moment for films, given that the two movies — Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories — were produced for a TV streaming service, and not for a movie theater. At the festival's opening press conference on May 17, renowned Spanish filmmaker and Palme d'Or prize juror Pedro Almodovar read a pre-written statement that said in part, “I personally do not conceive, not only the Palme d'Or, any other prize being given to a film and not being able to see this film on a big screen."