Songbird is a 2015 American superhero based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by James Gunn, with a screenplay being written by Alan Heinburg and Nicole Perlman. It stars Haley Ramm as the titular character along with Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Chris Evans, and Don Cheadle reprising their roles as Colonel Nick Fury, SHIELD Director Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Lt. Col. James Rhodes/War Machine, respectively. In addition, Thomas Kretschmann and Daniel Brühl reprise their roles as Wolfgang von Strucker and Heinrich Zemo. The film follows the story of Melissa Gold and how she becomes Songbird.
Talks for a new group of superheroes began shortly after the release of the first Avenger's film in 2012. In June 2013, Songbird was announced by Kevin Feige with Alan Heinburg and Nicole Perlman signing up to write the script for the film. Haley Ramm was announced to portray the role of the titular character in October of the same year with Patty Jenkins and James Gunn being hired to direct it. Brian Tyler would join the team at the start of filiming in January 2014. Filming took place from January to August 2014 in Pinewood Altanta Studio, as well as Vancouver, Canada, and Burbank Airport in California.
Songbird premiered at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 22, 2015 and was theatrically released in the United States a week later on May 29, 2015. The film received praise for its story, character designs, musical score, and Haley Ramm's portrayl of the titular character. The film grossed 782.17 million worldwide, a critical and commercial success.
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