By RICHARD HAUSER and ANNA ROSENBERG – SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In Marvel’s new hit, Captain America is in a brawl.
But the brawl has nothing to do with Hulk or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even the world of superhero movies.
Instead, it’s an act of pure self-expression that’s meant to celebrate the diversity of a global community of comic book fans and those who follow their favorite characters.
The fight between Cap and the Hulk is the second in Marvel Studios’ Captain America spinoff, Captain Marvel, which is set to hit theaters on May 6, and has drawn attention to how far the studio has come in its first year of production.
Cap’s nemesis, a mysterious villain known only as The Falcon, is also a big part of the story.
Cap and Iron Man, a former colleague who now lives in the future, work together to combat the Falcon and the threat of Hydra, the mysterious organisation that has captured the minds of Marvel’s superheroes.
Marvel Studios, which has made its name with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, says the Marvel universe has evolved to such an extent that Captain Marvel is now a true reflection of a broader cultural and social landscape.
But for many comic book fanatics, the fight is more than a simple joke.
“There’s so much going on with Marvel that it’s a reflection of the entire world, and it’s about us, the fans,” said John Lasseter, Marvel Studios chief creative officer, at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.
“The characters and the world we create are our responsibility.
It’s not something that comes from some other studio or some other company, and we’re not doing it for money or anything like that.
It is something that is really about us and our community and our world.”
Marvel’s story has been inspired by the film Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman and has earned worldwide acclaim for its portrayal of black and African American characters.
“I think that the characters in the comic books are a reflection in their real world,” Lassett said.
“They’re living lives and we see that in them.
“We have to see what we can do that reflects our world. “
“In a world that is full of hatred, racism, discrimination, we have so much that is beautiful in this world.” “
A new world? “
In a world that is full of hatred, racism, discrimination, we have so much that is beautiful in this world.”
A new world?
The two-part Captain Marvel film will take place in the fictional world of Captain America comics.
But Lassetters point out that it won’t just be Marvel’s version of Civil War, but also a different version of the same character.
“It’s not a story about one man vs. one man,” he said.
But even so, Lasseters optimism about the film is tempered by concerns that the Captain Marvel universe is still struggling to find its place in a global landscape that has seen major events like the Arab Spring, the Ebola outbreak and the recent refugee crisis.
Lassettes comments came amid a new report from The New York Times that says the global population is shrinking and a growing number of people are moving to live in cities.
“This has been happening for the last several years, and this has been a constant theme,” Lasseseter said.
It says one in five people in the United States now lives on less than $1,500 a year.
That’s more than four times the amount of the population in the 1940s, and is a significant increase from 20 years ago, when there were fewer than a quarter of Americans.
The Times says a report by Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans living in cities and suburbs is increasing.
In 2014, the average income for a household in the suburbs was $59,000, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The report found that for a family of four with two adults and one child, it would take just over two decades to reach that amount.
Lassesetters response to the report comes at a time when the superhero genre is in the midst of a resurgence as superhero films have found a resurgence.
The next film in the “Phase Three” of the Marvel cinematic universe, Iron Man 3, will open May 7 in theaters, while Captain America 3 is scheduled for release on May 8.
A year ago, there were just three Marvel films on the big screen.
But that has increased to five films by 2020, including the next two Captain America movies, Iron Fist and The Avengers 2.
In a year that has witnessed the emergence of new