New Captain Marvel photos reveal film’s plot, villains and a young Nick Fury
Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, an accomplished Air Force pilot before becoming Captain Marvel. However, the film, set in the mid-90s, will not follow Danvers’ origin story
Marvel fans can heave a collective sigh of relief now - Captain Marvel has arrived in all her glory. Speaking about Infinity War’s post-credit scene where Nick Fury pages Captain Marvel, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely had said, “It felt like the audience could use a little hope.”
As Entertainment Weekly released the first look of Brie Larson as the powerful Captain Marvel, we see what the writers meant. After unofficial set photos showed Larson in a green costume, the released visuals sport the part-Kree, part-human hero in the classic red and blue gear. Being the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel is also MCU’s first solo female film and is slated for release on March 8th 2019, International Women’s day.
Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, an accomplished Air Force pilot before becoming Captain Marvel. However, the film, set in the mid-90s, will not follow Danvers’ origin story and will begin after she acquires her powers, after meeting with the Kree alien named Mar-Vell. She will eventually return to earth to take on the Skrulls as they wage a galactic war with the Kree.
Breaking down Danvers’ character, Larson tells EW, "She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She's also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she's the first one out there and doesn't always wait for orders. But the (not) waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw."
The Skrulls are shape-shifting aliens who can also take on the powers and memories of those they mimic. Ben Mendelsohn plays Talos, the leader of the Skrulls who spearheads an invasion of earth. Jude Law plays the commander of the Kree’s elite military team, Starforce. Other set photos give us a glimpse of a younger Nick Fury who was digitally de-aged for the film (this Marvel de-aging thing is doper than I thought, he says on his Instagram). Agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg also returns. and Ronan reprises his Guardians of the Galaxy role.
Having met the Kree race in the Guardians of the Galaxy, MCU fans will also find Djimon Hounsou reprising his role of Korath, a Kree ally. Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.