Here at “The Bat Flip” we have three major themes that make up our website: sports, video games, and pop culture. If you have been following our work over the past 18 months then you already know we have produced plenty of content on the sports and video games side. Where we have sorely been lacking is the arena pop culture, but I plan to change that starting today.
Unless you have lived under a rock for the past decade then you are surely already familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Regardless of whether you have seen the movies or not, you are at least aware of their existence. Over the past 10 years, Marvel Studios and Disney have produced 20 movies under the Marvel banner, brining to the big screen many of comics foremost superheroes.
This weekend, the latest installment of the MCU is set to debut when Captain Marvel soars into theaters around the world. As the 21st installment in the MCU franchise, Captain Marvel plays a vital role in the universe for many reasons.
Firstly, Captain America will serve as a lead into Avengers: Endgame set to release in late April. If you are familiar with the story of Avengers: Infinity War that released last year, you know roughly what will happen in Endgame. If Earth’s remaining heroes are to reverse the actions of Thanos in Infinity War, Captain America will likely play a vital role.
Perhaps even more importantly, Endgame will wrap up this generation of MCU and usher in a new era with new faces leading the way. One of those new faces will be Captain Marvel, played by Academy Award winner Brie Larson.
This is a massive moment for Marvel Studios, as Captain Marvel will be their first female-lead movie in the MCU. Other female stars have featured prominently in the MCU, but Brie Larson will be the first to lead a solo film on her own. One could even say Larson is smashing the glass ceiling of the MCU as she bring Captain Marvel to life on the big screen.
That all brings us back to the original point of this post, today’s “Song of Day.” Captain Marvel will jump back in time, taking place in 1995. If you grew up during the 90’s, you know what a glorious time it was for the music industry. It’s only fitting we throw today’s song back to that time as well.
Without further ado, to honor Brie Larson shattering the glass ceiling and taking on the role as Captain Marvel in the first solo female-lead in the MCU, I present “Walking on Broken Glass” by Annie Lennox. Special guest appearances by John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie.