EW has released the first images from the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.
Starring Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson, Captain Marvel marks the first time that an MCU film will star a female character in the lead role. Captain Marvel is rumored to be one of, if not the, strongest heroes in the MCU.
Given how badly Earth’s Mightiest Heroes got their asses whopped in Avengers: Infinity War, the rest of Avengers gang better hope those rumors of Carol Danvers’ powers are true.
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.
Speaking of Earth, Captain Marvel takes place in the mid-’90s, long before Steve Rogers was defrosted or Tony Stark built his first suit. That allows the film to introduce younger version of familiar Marvel faces — like Jackson’s Nick Fury, who’s still a two-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey — as well as let Carol carve out her own, unique space in the MCU.
“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection,” says Boden, who’s the MCU’s first female director. “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 is set to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.
Larson is not the only big name set to star in Captain Marvel, as Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn all have starring roles. In addition, Lee Pace will be reprising his role as Ronan from Guardians Of The Galaxy.
You can find the full Captain Marvel feature over at EW, who will be releasing more exclusive content as the week goes on.