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Akira Akbar Opens Up About Dreams And Lessons

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Although only in her teenage years, Akira Akbar is open and outspoken about her dreams and the lessons she has learnt en route to achieving them. Apart from having appeared in shows such as This Is Us and Family Reunion, the young actor has also starred in the box office hit Captain Marvel. Having been on myriad sets, she has had the opportunity to work with various accomplished actors. In this interview, Akira Akbar sits down with us and opens up about dreams achieved and lessons learnt on set and in life.

Your character in the movie “We can be heroes” has the ability to alter time. But if you could possess a super-power in real life, what would it be?

I would probably teleport so I won’t be late to things and I could go anywhere I want. 

What was it like being in Captain Marvel, considering it was such a massive box office hit? Does each project that you work in, change you just a little bit due to the experience you gain?

Working on Captain Marvel was so amazing. It still has me in awe that I’m a part of a Marvel movie. Working with all of these amazing actors like Brie Larson, Lashana Lynch, Samuel L has really inspired me to know that this is what I really want to do. Every project I do does change me a little bit because I gain and learn more from different people I work with.

You must be a source of inspiration for many young girls. What lessons would you like to share with them regarding authenticity? 

The message I have for young girls is to go after your dreams and be the best you can be. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you because you are amazing! 

Being a teen actor must come with its fair share of unique hurdles to overcome. How do you manage to still enjoy elements of a regular teenage life?

Honestly, I just enjoy life as it is. The best thing to do is just have fun as a kid and it’s pretty easy when u hang with the right people. 

Kids of this generation will one day make decisions that run the world. If you could, what is the one cause that you would dedicate your life to?

Definitely equality, my skin color should be treated the same as any other skin color because we are all equal.

If you could write a dream project, what kind of stories would you like to bring to the table?

I would love to remake Grease, it’s one of my favorite movies and I would love to see how this generation makes that come to life. 

Lastly, the repertoire you boast is already a force to be reckoned with. Is there any upcoming project of yours that you are excited about and would like to share with us?

I have a movie coming out called “Love you Anyway” and I’m working on another project that is still hush-hush but all I can say is stay tuned! 

 

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All The Loose Ends ‘Captain Marvel’ Tied Together

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The long awaited first female led superhero film from Marvel finally hit theaters March 8th. The film establishes the origin story for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) who becomes Captain Marvel. As you may remember, we first got an insight of Captain Marvel’s role in the franchise in one of the post credit scenes for Avengers: Infinity War. Despite the film being an origin for the character, it also brought together loose ends that never really got an explanation in the Marvel films.

 

1. How Fury Lost His Eye

Nick Fury is known for looking like a badass with his eye patch. Although, we never really know how he loses his eye and oftentimes Fury brushes off the question. We get a look at Fury’s eye in Captain America: Winter Soldier when he says, “You need to keep both eyes open,” and lifts his eye patch to scan his eye to gain access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s system. Now we have a viable answer. In Captain Marvel, Danver’s cat Goose, is a Flerkin! A seemingly normal cat that can manifest deadly octopus like tentacles from its mouth. The Flerkin ends up scratching Fury’s eye. Yep, that’s why he wears a eye patch.

 

2. Naming the Avengers

Fury being the creator of the Avengers Initiative, did you ever wonder how he came up with the name? Danvers, in her human life having been an U.S Air Force pilot, was given a nickname. One the side of her aircraft are the words, Carol ‘Avenger’ Danvers. When Fury sees the photograph he changes the name from ‘Protector Initiative’ to Avenger.

 

3. How Captain Marvel got her name

While Danvers was a pilot, she was under the wing of Dr. Wendy Lawson who was head of a project Danvers and pilot Maria Rambeau were a part of. It is discovered that Lawson was actually a renegade Kree scientist who was helping the Skrulls find a new home. Lawson’s real name was Mar-Vell, which inspired Danvers superhero name. What a coincidence.

 

4. How Captain Marvel got her powers

Mar-Vell was creating an engine using an energy source harvested from the Tesseract. Yes it’s back. Kree Starforce commander Yon-Rogg set out to capture the engine and find the location of Mar-Vell’s lab. Danvers, who piloted the aircraft with Mar-Vell to try to reach her lab, destroyed the engine’s energy core causing her to absorb the core’s powers.

 

5. How S.H.I.E.L.D came to really be

Fury and Agent Coulson are part of S.H.I.E.L.D in its early days when it was focused on espionage and counter terrorism. It is Vers (Captain Marvel) arrival to Earth that sparks the S.H.I.E.L.D we currently know in the Marvel film franchise. Fury comes to realize that maybe earth’s greatest threats don’t come from earth.

 

6. The Tesseract!!

This thing does not go away. Everywhere you turn there it is and Captain Marvel is no exception. The engine Mar-vell created harnesses its power from the Tesseract. In the franchise, there is a gap between Howard Stark finding the Tesseract at the bottom of the ocean in Captain America and it appearing in a S.H.I.E.L.D facility (The Avengers). Now we know how S.H.I.E.L.D got it. Danvers leaves Fury in charge of protecting the Tesseract and the Flirkin decided to gobble it up and in the post credit scene, the Flirkin upchucked it onto Fury’s desk.

 

7. The Pager

The post credit scene of Fury activating Captain Marvel’s pager, leaves us all to wonder how he got it and why he never pressed it before. It’s quite simple. Danvers modified the pager to work galaxies away while she was helping the Skrulls find a new home. She gave specific instructions to only activate it for serious emergencies. But, why weren’t the other major battles an emergency? Kevin Feige even said in an interview that we don’t know if Fury pressed it before.

 

 

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Brie Larson Wants a Metroid Movie and Fans Aren’t Upset About It

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Yet another star took the internet into a bit of a craze this week after showcasing her Halloween costume. Brie Larson has already had increasing success in the film world. From winning an Oscar for her performance in the movie Room to recently scoring the role of Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel. If you’re a follower of the MCU, you’ve probably already seen the trailer. But Larson doesn’t want to stop. Fans of Metroid are already losing their minds over the photo Brie Larson shared: her Halloween costume as “Zero Suit Samus.” After a few reactions to her posts, Brie Larson expressed her desire for a Metroid movie.

Brie Larson as “Zero Suit Samus” for Halloween

Metroid’s Samus Aran is an iconic female video game character. Thanks to the Nintendo franchise, we have a female bounty hunter who battles Space Pirates and biological weapons (Metroids and Phazon, for example). So far, there have been fourteen game releases since the first Metroid release in 1986. Nintendo recognizes the Metroid franchise as one of their most successful series’ of games. Check out the original post below by @brielarson via Instagram:

 

 

So when you get an actress who has already landed a huge role like Captain Marvel and put her in a Samus suit for Halloween, fans are definitely going to go crazy. Fans have wanted to see a Metroid film adaption for years, and although it would be a large undertaking, perhaps Larson’s desire to play Samus—which she expressed via Twitter— may speed up the process. Who knows. We can only hope.

Fan Reactions: Brie Larson Wants a Metroid Movie, But How Do the Fans Feel?

Sure, there are probably some other actors out there who could pull off playing the lead in a Metroid film. I can think of a few. However, with the weight of success that Larson already has behind her, it may just be a match that could come to fruition. And to be honest, most of the fan reactions via Twitter are anything but negative. See a few of them below.

 

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Captain Marvel is the First Marvel Comics Universe Film to be Scored by a Woman Composer

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Set for release in March 2019, Captain Marvel is the first Marvel comics universe film to be scored by a woman composer. The lucky lady, Pinar Toprak, recently wrapped up scoring the first season of the Syfy Network’s show “Krypton.” In addition, she composed some additional music for DC’s “Justice League,” which according to Variety, helped her land the job as the composer for “Captain Marvel.”  This is a triumph for female composers! Toprak is also the first woman in history to score the music for a major comic book film.  With Brie Larson starring as the female lead, “Captain Marvel” will be a feminine powerhouse of a film.   

Pinar Toprak is a Composer to Watch

Educated at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and Cal State Northridge, Toprak reigns from Istanbul, Turkey. A musically gifted lady, to say the least, Toprak has worked on video games, film, and television scores. She has also notably worked in Hans Zimmer’s studio as a programmer. Toprak is more than elated, expressing her gratitude on social media site Instagram: “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude. I have so many people to thank for helping me on this journey but first and foremost, my incredible agents Laura Engel and Richard Kraft for believing in me from day one and Dave Jordan and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime.”

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