Here’s Your First Look At Brie Larson As Captain Marvel

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The movie will be set in the ’90s

Over the weekend, Wonder Woman surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the highest grossing movie of the summer. That means you should get ready to see a cavalry of female-led superhero movies invading theaters in the years to come. First on that list is Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as the Air Force pilot Carol Danvers who gains special powers after coming into contact with an alien force. Until now, not much was known about the project except that it’s being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and that it’s coming out on March 8, 2019. 

That changed over the weekend, as Marvel used its panel at San Diego Comic-Con as a Captain Marvel info dump, including your first look at concept art of Larson in character.

The studio also revealed that Captain Marvel will take place before the events of all the current Marvel movies, as it’s set in the ‘90s, which technically makes it a period piece. That will allow Marvel to capitalize on the current ‘90s craze—we have high hopes for the soundtrack—and to establish Danvers as a powerful force outside of the current crop of Avengers. After all, Marvel head Kevin Feige has said that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful superhero they’ve ever put on screen.

While Larson didn’t make the trip to San Diego for the announcement, she felt it's impact on her Twitter feed immediately.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.