Five 90's Relics the Cast of 'Captain Marvel' Wish Were Still Around
Relive the 90's when Marvel Studios' 'Captain Marvel' hits theaters Friday!
Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" soars into theaters March 8, and with it comes a wave of nostalgia. Set in the 90's, there are definite nods to the era, as if the blinking pager at the end of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" wasn’t clue enough.
If you thought life in the 1990's was all that and a bag of chips, you’re not alone. The cast and crew definitely have their own fond memories from pre-third millennium. What retro items do they wish was back from the era? At the "Captain Marvel" junket, they revealed their favorite 90's memories, and the answers range from visual media to delicious snack foods.
1. VHS Tapes and LaserDiscs
There’s something about old media that can’t be beat. Samuel L. Jackson longed for the days of LaserDiscs, while Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige misses being able to walk around a video store.
Hanging out looking for a movie to rent was a favorite Friday night hangout of the 90's, and duo directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck even leaned into this idea by crafting a scene around a Blockbuster Video. It turned out that Fleck worked in the store back in the day, which helped with the authenticity.
2. Music Videos
“I wish MTV had videos again,” contemplated Clark Gregg. “Not just 90's MC Hammer, which were awesome, but just videos, music videos.”
Gather ‘round kids, let me tell you about the old days when MTV actually showed music videos, the exact thing the channel was named after. With media at your fingertips nowadays, it’s hard to believe that there was once a channel that gave you all the visual music content you could ask for, as long as you tuned in at the right time.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Gemma Chan is all of us in her love of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The classic 90's supernatural series was full of angst, fantasy, love, life, and death. Everything a 90's kid could ask for.
Brie Larson was a huge fan of Dunkaroos, the retro snack made of portable cookies and icing. Boden wholeheartedly agreed and lamented to Larson that they weren’t able to feature the snack food in the film.
“You don’t eat enough in the movie," said Boden. "Basically we couldn’t get those Dunkaroos in. Specifically the chocolate cookies with vanilla icing.”
The perfect song can take you right back to an exact time and place, and there was nothing quite like the soundtrack of the 90's. Jude Law was a big fan of the band The Verve, while Lashana Lynch wants to start a campaign to bring back 90's R&B.
Music is a key component to "Captain Marvel," and it was all a part of the directors’ vision. “When we started, we made like a big playlist at the beginning of the movie and we shared it with the crew and some of the cast, and some of those songs are in the movie,” said Fleck.
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See what 90's tributes you can spot when "Captain Marvel" hits theaters on March 8. Get tickets on Fandango now: http://fandango.com/captainmarvel