Boden and Fleck have been delightfully candid about their process in the “Captain Marvel” director’s commentary, especially where the “Just a Girl” needle drop was concerned. “We’d gone through so many different songs that we experimented with for this sequence,” Fleck said of Carol’s showdown with villain Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) and her ex-teammates. He and Boden cycled through every relevant era, “going back to the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s.” Given that “Captain Marvel” is set in the ’90s, however, they kept coming back to “Just a Girl.” 

“We thought, ‘Hey, we’d been avoiding this song,'” Fleck continued.

“Not because we don’t love it,” Boden added. “We think it’s an amazing song … It’s like we kind of circled around it many times and then finally arrived at it, and we’re like, ‘You know what? This is just … We just gotta go for it.'”

“It’s an anthem,” said Fleck. “I mean, it’s so thematically relevant and maybe that’s partly why we were avoiding it for so long. But it’s an anthem, and then when we finally put it in there, screened it for ourselves and an audience, it just … sang.”

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