Os super-heróis existem há muito tempo e em todas as culturas. Os grandes estúdios continuam produzindo esses filmes porque sabem que os fãs lotam as salas de cinema. Se você faz parte desse time, que tal aprender inglês com este artigo sobre os bastidores de Captain Marvel?

 

Vocabulary

Insert the numbers in the brackets that match the right definitions:

1. Warrior ( ) tough, aggressive
2. Awesome ( ) repetition
3. Audience ( ) a group of spectators or listeners, especially at a public event
4. Iteration ( ) remarkable, outstanding
5. To some extent ( ) although, yet
6. Tease ( ) accept, take up
7. Embrace ( ) a person engaged in a war
8. Notwithstanding ( ) up to a certain point or degree
9. Be grounded in ( ) provoke, irritate
10. Lead the charge ( ) part, character
11. Ultimately ( ) make a strong effort
12. Unlike ( ) different from
13. Role ( ) at last, in the end
14. Badass ( ) be based on

 

Fill in the blanks with the words and expressions from the exercise above. Be sure to make the necessary changes to best fit the context such as tenses of the verbs, singular and plural of the nouns:

Captain Marvel is _______________ any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—and not just because a woman is finally _______________. “In many ways, it’s a classic Marvel origin story, but told in reverse,” executive producer Jonathan Schwartz explained. “You meet her as an ______________, ___________ superpowered space hero, then learn who the human is behind that aspect of herself.”

[…]

Carol’s incredible abilities __________________, her story __________________ her human characteristics. “Thematically, the movie very much is about _______________ your own humanity—and _____________________, embracing your own emotion. When there are a lot of mentors in Carol’s life over the course of this movie, some of them have good intentions toward her and some of them less so. Learning who to listen to and when to listen to yourself is one of the most important themes of the movie,” Schwartz noted. “__________________, Carol’s power comes from her own self-knowledge and her own self-acceptance—and her journey to that moment is what makes the movie fun.”

Captain Marvel was introduced in the comic books in 1968, and several _________________ of the character have been introduced since then. While some fans believe Jude Law was cast as Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, the studio has not confirmed which ____________ he will be playing—other than to say he plays a Kree ___________. “The character of Mar-Vell in the comic books is really important to Carol’s origin story, and Mar-Vell is equally important to Carol’s origin story in this movie. I think anything beyond that is going to be a little too spoiler-y,” Schwartz _____________, adding, “That origin story had to be updated a little bit for a modern ____________, and I’m really curious to see what fans of the character think about what we’ve done with that moment.”

 

Answer Key

Lead the charge: make a strong effort
Unlike: different from
Awesome: remarkable, outstanding
Badass: tough, aggressive
Notwithstanding: nevertheless, in spite of
To some extent: up to a certain point or degree
Tease: provoke, irritate
Embrace: accept, take up
Audience: a group of spectators or listeners, especially at a public event
Be grounded in: be based on
Ultimately: at last, in the end
Iteration: repetition
Role: part, character
Warrior: a person engaged in a war

 

Captain Marvel is unlike any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—and not just because a woman is finally leading the charge. “In many ways, it’s a classic Marvel origin story, but told in reverse,” executive producer Jonathan Schwartz explained. “You meet her as an awesome, badass superpowered space hero, then learn who the human is behind that aspect of herself.”
[…]
Carol’s incredible abilities notwithstanding, her story is grounded in her human characteristics. “Thematically, the movie very much is about embracing your own humanity—and to some extent, embracing your own emotion. When there are a lot of mentors in Carol’s life over the course of this movie, some of them have good intentions toward her and some of them less so. Learning who to listen to and when to listen to yourself is one of the most important themes of the movie,” Schwartz noted. “Ultimately, Carol’s power comes from her own self-knowledge and her own self-acceptance—and her journey to that moment is what makes the movie fun.”

Captain Marvel was introduced in the comic books in 1968, and several iterations of the character have been introduced since then. While some fans believe Jude Law was cast as Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, the studio has not confirmed which role he will be playing—other than to say he plays a Kree warrior. “The character of Mar-Vell in the comic books is really important to Carol’s origin story, and Mar-Vell is equally important to Carol’s origin story in this movie. I think anything beyond that is going to be a little too spoiler-y,” Schwartz teased, adding, “That origin story had to be updated a little bit for a modern audience, and I’m really curious to see what fans of the character think about what we’ve done with that moment.”

 

Artigo na íntegra, fonte destas atividades:
https://www.eonline.com/news/1003042/behind-the-scenes-of-captain-marvel-everything-you-need-to-know-about-carol-danvers-the-skrulls-and-nick-furys-past

 

Escrito por Lígia Velozo Crispino e publicado na coluna semanal de inglês da Revista Exame. Editado para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas.

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