Captain Marvel, Black Panther get stand-alone films; Twitter rejoices

Oct. 28, 2014 | 1:31 p.m.
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"Avengers" actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans welcome the newest hero, actor Chadwick Boseman, who will be the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans and media gathered at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to hear Marvel Studios announce its upcoming slate of films. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans line up for the Marvel Studios fan event at the El Capitan Theatre. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announces the "Doctor Strange" film onstage. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans line up for the Marvel Studios event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stands in front of a screen spotlighting the opening dates for Marvel's newly announced slate of films. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

Captain Marvel will headline her own movie in 2018, Marvel announced Tuesday, and Black Panther, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans are on deck.

Marvel’s new lineup was announced at a special event at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, and comics creators took to Twitter to celebrate the news.

Perhaps most compelling among the online reactions was that of longtime “Captain Marvel” writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, whose fans tweeted their support using the hashtag #CarolCorps — a reference to their informal network of admirers of cosmic hero Carol Danvers, the Air Force pilot formerly known as Ms. Marvel.

And plenty of comics creators, editors and journalists tweeted their excitement.

(Of course, referring to these fine products.)

Others expressed hope that many more leading ladies of Marvel will follow in Danvers’ flight path to headline big-screen projects.

“Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. tweeted a welcome to Chadwick Boseman, who will portray Black Panther on the big screen.

And the Marvel news even got a hat tip from across the comics divide; DC Entertainment superstar writer Scott Snyder tweeted his support.

What do you think about the Captain Marvel and Black Panther news? Sound off in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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3 Responses to Captain Marvel, Black Panther get stand-alone films; Twitter rejoices

  1. Gordon Wagner says:

    Is it possible to make a movie without dredging up 1960s comic book characters?

  2. When you say twitter rejoice. You mean like 10 people.

  3. andre says:

    It’s great to hear after years of neglecting those title Marvel will finally make standalone movies for for at least these 2. Although I’m not confident they will portray black panther as he should be. We shall see.

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