All aboard the hype train! Destination Marvel Studios! Captain Marvel has been much anticipated since its announcement. With the end of Infinity War teasing us further, fans have been chomping at the bit to see more from Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson. Entertainment Weekly delivered with new first look images of the superheroine in full costume, as well as some sneak peek at what else we can expect from the film. Not sure who Captain Marvel is or why you should be hyped or what she means for the MCU? Settle in, True Believers! NerdBastards has the answers you seek. Infinity War spoilers ahead. You have been warned.
Captain Marvel has a long and varied history in comic books, first appearing as Ms. Marvel as well as other monikers before taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel from the Kree hero Mar-vel. There’s also some history behind the named shared with the DC Comics hero who’s own movie Shazam! comes out soon. But what does Captain Marvel mean for the MCU, specifically? Who is she in relation to other heroes? Here’s what fans know so far:
Captain Marvel, the movie, will be set in the 90s, before the MCU as we know it took off. Carol Danvers, after being fused with Kree DNA and given superpowers in an accident, is chosen to become a member of Starforce, a Kree military team. Earth is stuck between a conflict between two warring alien planets. Jude Law plays Mar-vel, Danvers’ mentor and member of Starforce. Samuel L Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury before he lost his eye and is digitally de-aged. In fact, Captain Marvel is the first superhero Fury encounters and sets him on the path to being the character we know and love. Lee Pace returns as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou returns as Korath, and Clark Gregg returns as Phil Coulson. Infinity War ends with Fury hitting a pager and the Captain Marvel logo showing up. It’s safe to assume that Carol Danvers is out saving the universe when Thanos attacks and Fury pages her to return home. But of course, fans will have to wait until the release of Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, to find out for sure.
Captain Marvel’s costume reveal is an exciting one. A photo leaked months ago of a green and black costume. While most fans agreed it was likely a prototype or an early version, some fans lashed out at it not being comic-accurate. Now fans can be relatively sure that the green and black costume is the Starforce uniform, while Captain Marvel’s costume, at some point, becomes nearly identical to its comic book counterpart. The hardcore fans of Captain Marvel, the CarolCorps, can rejoice.
Starforce is said to be made up of Carol, Mar-vel, Korath, Bron-Char, Att-lass, and Minn-erva. It’s unclear exactly what kind of role Ronan will play, the pictures don’t make him out to be entirely hostile. Perhaps the biggest and most exciting peek we get, outside of the costume, is our first real look at the alien race the Kree are battling against in the movie.
That’s right. We get mutha-fuckin’ SKRULLS! The one alien race most Marvel fans have been hoping to see since the first Avengers film. Shape-shifting hostile aliens that have made trouble for Marvel superheroes time and time again. What does this mean for the future of the MCU? Could Skrulls live and work among humans? Could they have been entrenched in Hydra? Could any of our heroes secretly belong to this alien race? Only time will tell. Until then, fans wait with gleeful anticipation for the first trailer for Captain Marvel.
What are you most excited about? What do you think of the look of the Skrulls? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter!