An all-powerful female character, Captain Marvel, actually disempowers women when the writers were hoping to strike a blow for feminism. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green, explore the importance of weakness and struggle in the hero’s journey. Having a “Mary Sue” character — like Capt. Marvel or Rey in Star Wars — provides precisely the wrong inspiration for young women.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson seems committed to alienating white males — the Marvel Comic Universe base. While on a promotional tour for the new movie, talks smack to attack the very people who form the lifeblood of her potential box office.