George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series that serves as the source material for the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones, has been paying attention to an unrelated, wildly successful franchise.
His credentials as a longtime Marvel comics reader are proven by his remarks: "I am a little saddened that they dropped the original Captain Marvel (not counting Fawcett’s Big Red Cheese), the Kree warrior Mar-Vell, from the continuity... Maybe that’s just me, though. I am kind of a purist when it comes to adaptations."
Overall, though, he thought the movie was "hugely entertaining," and showed that he's also invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. "I look forward to seeing how the Marvel teams uses the captain in the forthcoming Avengers movie," he said, referring to Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters on April 26 and will introduce Carol Danvers to most of the active MCU superheroes.
"Once she comes fully into her powers, she is far and away the most powerful character in the MCU," Martin mused. "She could eat Iron Man for lunch and have Thor for dessert, with a side of Dr. Strange. Thanos is in trouble now."
He ended his post with a helpful tip for his fellow fans -- make sure to stay to the very end of the credits, so you don't miss the second hidden scene.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The movie is in theaters now.