One of the most anticipated movies of the year is also a milestone for women.
Captain Marvel is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a female lead character.
There was a big crowd to see one of the first showings at the AMC theater in downtown Buffalo Thursday night.
The Captain Marvel character is meaningful for many fans, especially during Women’s History Month.
“She’s more than a woman,” Elena Bonilla, a fan, says. “She’s the strongest Marvel character there is in all of Marvel, and that means a lot to me, because you think Captain Marvel is a man. But it’s not a man, it’s a woman.”
Captain Marvel will also be in Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters next month.