The directorial team shared that their pitching process was unconventional and essentially encompassed them creating a visual mixtape of their fave action movies. "I know that our movies don't look like we're like big action nerds but we are fans of action movies," Fleck explained. "So we just put together these clips of a lot of our favorite movies and cut them together to music and they were like 'That's cool' and we were like 'Isn't it cool? Let's make a movie!' We had to do that like five times." For Boden there was a certain cult classic that really stood out. "RoboCop is one of our big ones. Captain Marvel isn't a dark movie in that way like RoboCop, but I think that what's exciting to us about RoboCop was this idea of a character who's finding himself and finding his past, and even though it's a dark movie it's also extremely emotional in that way. If you remember that scene of [Murphy] walking into his own home and remembering those moments from his past life and remembering who he was, that's big. And that was one of the first things we talked to Marvel about in terms of this character--the idea of self discovery and reconnecting and rediscovering your humanity and who you were, and it's a huge part of this film."
We're super excited at the prospect of seeing a sci-fi action epic set in the MCU which takes from such high-caliber influences, and we don't have to wait to much longer now with Captain Marvel flying into cinemas on March 8!
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