Here's Our First Official Look at Brie Larson as CAPTAIN MARVEL and New Details
We were all hoping for the first Captain Marvel trailer to drop today, but instead, we got a Magazine cover and some photos giving us our first look at the film including our first look at Brie Larson in the role of Captain Marvel and as you can see, she looks fantastic in the role! We've also got some new details on the film to share with you thanks to EW, but first here's the synopsis:
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, 'Captain Marvel' is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
These are the additional details that were revealed:
Captain Marvel sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She’s left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by Jude Law’s enigmatic commander.
But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel baddies made all the more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader Talos, who spearheads a Skrull invasion of Earth.
We didn't previously know that the movie would totally skip the traditional origin story. When the movie begins she already has her powers, which is something I wasn't expecting. I like it, though! There's no sign of the green, silver, and black costume, which makes me believe that maybe the suit was colorized digitally in post-production. When talking about her character, Larson says:
"She can’t help but be herself. 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."
Captain Marvel is being directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. Boden had this to say about the character:
"This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection. But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness."
Captain Marvel will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, only he'll be 20 years younger. We previously saw some photos of him on the set here. The movie will also feature the return of Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer from Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie also stars Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan and Lashana Lynch. Other new cast members include Algenis Perez Soto (Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie the Eagle), and McKenna Grace (I, Tonya).
Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.