Marvel Studios Captain Marvel arrives on Blu-Ray with a satisfying release, delving deep into the production of one of Marvel’s most ambitious films. Captain Marvel is not just unique in the fact that it is Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, but it takes significant risks in its storytelling and pacing, separating it from the pack before it and launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe into uncertain, and often exciting, future. With Captain Marvel on Blu-Ray, Marvel fans will be excited to learn about the behind-the-scenes process of the creation of this film, making a great release to accompany the film.
With Carol Danvers (a.k.a Captain Marvel) being new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much care was taken to properly integrate her character into the ever-expanding world inhabited by our Marvel heroes. More importantly, however, Carol has been a hero before she was granted with superhuman abilities, and to properly portray her character with respect and integrity, the filmmakers put much work into researching her role as best they could. The hard work of the team is reflected in a great series of featurettes titled The Heroes, that focus on three leading characters, Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, and Goose. These featurettes explore the rich legacy of each character, but also the significant care put into the production details throughout the film. It’s inspiring to learn how much this film influences audiences, but how it also respects the true heroes around us, as both the film and the featurettes take their time to recognize the work of those fighting in the U.S. Air Force, as Carol Danvers does in the film.
There’s also a wonderful series of featurettes titled Journey Into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso, taking an amazing look at the special effects used to bring Captain Marvel to life, and the details that set it apart from previous Marvel films. Another feature, The Dream Team, showcases the work of director duo Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and why they make the perfect fit to helm the movie. The Skrulls and the Kree touches upon the legacy of the Skrulls and the Kree, their importance within the Marvel universe, and what it could mean for the future.
What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” explores the amazing collaborative effort that goes into creating a Marvel movie as expansive as this one, with a result nothing short of impressive.
There’s also a Gag Reel, several Deleted Scenes and multiple options to watch the movie, including with a brief intro by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, and an audio commentary version by the same director duo. All in all, Captain Marvel doesn’t offer much, but what it does offer is entertaining and insightful enough to deem it a good companion to the film it stands beside. While we eagerly await to own Avengers: Endgame on Blu-Ray, Captain Marvel is the satisfying film to keep us busy until we do.
Captain Marvel is now available to purchase on Blu-Ray