AceShowbiz - George R.R. Martin is geeking out following the release of "Captain Marvel", which has made its way out into U.S. theaters since March 8. The "Game of Thrones" creator took a time out from writing the last installment of his fantasy book series, "Winds of Winter", to watch the newest Marvel superhero movie and it's safe to say that he's impressed by it.
The 70-year-old author took to his blog to sing praise for the Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck-directed flick. "The newest Marvel movie, CAPTAIN MARVEL, is a lot of fun," he wrote. "The movie is hugely entertaining. I look forward to seeing how the Marvel teams uses the captain in the forthcoming Avengers movie."
Calling her "the most powerful character in the MCU" so far, Martin enthused, "She could eat Iron Man for lunch and have Thor for dessert, with a side of Dr. Strange." He went on speculating what Captain Marvel's arrival means for Thanos' fate in "Avengers: Endgame", adding, "Thanos is in trouble now."
A fan of the Marvel comics as well, Martin, however, is slightly disappointed that the movie's Mar-Vell isn't the same as Mar-Vell from the comics. He shared his two cents on the twist as writing, "As an old (very very old) Marvel fanboy, I am a little saddened that they dropped the original Captain Marvel (not counting Fawcett's Big Red Cheese), the Kree warrior Mar-Vell, from the continuity. THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL was one of Marvel's classics, way back when. Maybe that's just me, though. I am kind of a purist when it comes to adaptations."
Two weeks after its release, "Captain Marvel" has become one of the highest-grossing Marvel superhero movies with a worldwide total of $760.8 million so far. It has surpassed "Ant-Man and the Wasp" ($623 million), "Iron Man 2" ($624 million), "Thor: The Dark World" ($645 million) and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" ($714 million). It's on track to join the $1 billion club.