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The Replacements: Celebrating LGBTQ Legacy Characters

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Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.

This week, we're celebrating Pride Week at ComicsAlliance and changing things up a little bit. Instead of looking at a singular identity and the legacy it created, we're looking at eight distinct LGBTQ+ characters who stepped into iconic superhero roles.

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Chris Evans Also Wants Brie Larson to Play ‘Captain Marvel’

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Ian Gavan / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Oscar-winner Brie Larson is the current frontrunner for Captain Marvel, and though we’ve seen plenty of “frontrunners” ultimately passed over for major movie roles, this is one case where it’s difficult not to get your hopes up. And it looks like we’re not the only ones who think Larson would make a great Carol Danvers, as Captain America himself has given his official seal of approval.

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Watch Brie Larson’s Adorable ‘Captain Marvel’ Confusion in This 2015 Interview

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Robyn Beck, Getty Images

Brie Larson is reportedly the frontrunner to play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, the studio’s first solo female superhero movie — which is kind of a big deal for a lot of fans. The Oscar-winning star of Room is a great choice for the part, but back in 2015, she had no idea who Captain Marvel was. That’s probably changed quite a bit since this interview took place, but it’s still pretty delightful to see her reaction nonetheless.

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Potential ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Include Jennifer Kent and Niki Caro

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Not long ago, Kevin Feige assured fans that Marvel would reveal the director and star of Captain Marvel most likely before the end of summer, if not the fall at the latest. Following yesterday’s report that Oscar-winner Brie Larson is in early talks for the title role comes word of two directors on the list of contenders to helm Marvel’s first solo female superhero film.

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Brie Larson in ‘Early Talks’ to Play Captain Marvel

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Variety reports that Marvel has its pick to play Captain Marvel in the MCU standalone movie of the same name, and it is Brie Larson, fresh off an Oscar win for Best Actress in Room. Before that she was outstanding in the little indie Short Term 12, playing a woman who works with at-risk youth. She’ll soon be seen as a member of the ensemble in the big-budget Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island. And perhaps after that she’ll become the first Marvel hero to get her own solo film.

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Civil War Correspondence: Prelude To War

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Civil War II is upon us, and all of our favorite Marvel books are going to be subsumed by a conflict that pits hero against hero, sister against brother, and Avenger against Avenger. To keep track of the moral quagmire, we at ComicsAlliance will be following events closely to determine which side is right in this ethically grey debate.

This first month sees the playing field established with two prelude issues and today’s big, life-altering Civil War II #1. New characters are introduced, classic characters die, and lines are drawn in the sand as the principal players take their positions and prepare for war.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel’s Inexplicable Visit To Columbus, Ohio (1946)

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The importance of a comic book cover can never really be overstated. It's the first thing a potential reader sees, and especially back before we had solicitations and previews, in the days of newsstands --- and sour-lookin' newsstand owners who were quick to remind you that this ain't a library --- it was often a creator's only chance to convince them to pick it up and at least check out what was inside. Because of that, there are decades of comics out there that are either so bizarre that they pretty much demand to be read, like just about every Silver Age DC book, or books plastered with over-the-top dramatic titles like "And There Must Come... A Destiny!"

In 1945, however, things were a little different. So different, in fact, that the fine people at Fawcett Magazines once decided that it would be a good idea to use that precious bit of real estate on the cover of Captain Marvel Adventures to let you know that you were about to get a story where Captain Marvel went to Columbus, Ohio. Although to be fair, they also determined that this was less important than the story about an old man who found a piece of string on the ground.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Robin, Starfire, Mojo Jojo, Rey, Speedy And More

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Here’s a New ‘Captain Marvel’ Rumor, In Case You Were Getting Bored With the Last One

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Just a couple of weeks ago, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said that the studio will probably reveal who’s directing and starring in the Captain Marvel solo film sometime this summer, or by fall at the latest. What followed was a particularly interesting scoop suggesting that the director and lead actor being eyed for the project both share the same first name, which kicked off a bunch of hopeful speculation among fans. Today brings a small but interesting piece of info to add some fuel that particular rumor mill.

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Russo Brothers (Accidentally) Confirm Captain Marvel for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Marvel

It’s safe to assume that Captain Marvel will probably make her big screen debut in another Marvel movie before her standalone adventure — but which one? And when? The superhero’s solo outing doesn’t hit theaters until 2019, and it seems unlikely that Marvel would introduce her this year or next, as it would still be a bit too soon for the studio’s other Captain to arrive on the scene. Great news: we can officially stop wondering, as the Russo brothers have apparently given us an answer.

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