Captain Marvel was a hit at the box office and with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But for as good as the film was, some fans think the sequel may turn out to be even better.
It wouldn’t be unheard of in the MCU: many of the sequels have improved on the original version.
One sequel that many fans believe was an upgrade was the second entry in the Captain America series. So can Captain Marvel 2 follow in that film’s footsteps?
How ‘Captain Marvel’ set up a new superhero for success
Brie Larson | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
In Captain Marvel, MCU fans met Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson), an adopted Kree hero who finds herself on Earth stuck in the middle of a war between her people and the shapeshifting Skrulls.
Eventually, she discovers that she was originally from Earth and that the Skrulls are just trying to travel through space to reunite with their family members.
Danvers defeats the Kree warriors with the help of Nick Fury and gains the gratitude of the Skrulls. Marvel has announced plans for a sequel to Captain Marvel as part of the post-Avengers MCU. Along with heroes like Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Spider-Man, and more, she’ll have another standalone film.
Captain Marvel showed plenty of promise that could lead to an even better sequel, much like another MCU series.
The Captain America ‘trilogy’
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Captain America was the sole focus of three MCU films, including:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
The first film introduced the character and was a period piece set in World War II. As solid as it was, it had to set up an origin story and lay the groundwork for the character.
Meanwhile, Civil War was a star-studded, entertaining blockbuster, but it worked better as another Avengers movie than a Captain America film.
What made Winter Soldier great is that it split the difference between the two. It didn’t have to set up the character, just let him develop.
It didn’t feature too many extra superheroes — Falcon, Black Widow, and Nick Fury all supported Cap, but they were clearly serving his larger story. Winter Soldier is great because it tells a singular, focused story that allows the character of Captain America to shine. It also improved on the first film significantly.
The question is, will Captain …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet