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‘Captain Marvel’ takes off as Marvel tests limits of its universe

Marvel is flying high right now — coming off its breakthrough best picture Oscar nomination for “Black Panther” and a win for the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Combine that prestige with the promise of two more blockbusters, “Captain Marvel,” opening this weekend; and “Avengers: Endgame,” and it makes for a gaudy display of the Disney-owned studio’s power.

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