Entertainment Weekly has given us our first official look at Brie Larson in her Captain Marvel costume. In fact, this is such a big reveal that it took up the entire front cover of the publication's latest issue that goes on sale this weekend.
In the 21st addition to the MCU, Larson plays Carol Danvers, a human Air Force pilot, who becomes embroiled in a galactic war between the Kree and the shapeshifting Skrulls. Her superpowers come from genetic editing that combines her human DNA with that of the Kree. Unlike most of the Marvel heroes introduced since 2008's Iron Man, Carol won't get the traditional origin story, starting off with her powers and as a member of Starforce, a team that encompasses the best fighters the Kree can offer.
“She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face," Larson said. "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.”
Check out a bunch of production stills, which include a young Nick Fury (a CGI'ed Samuel L. Jackson) with TWO eyes, Carol's mentor Mar-Vell / Walter Lawson (played by Jude Law), and the return of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). To say we're excited for this movie would be an understatement to say the least.
Larson teased the big reveal yesterday on Twitter by writing, "Hey @EW I’m bored. Wanna break the Internet tomorrow?" EW responded with, "Yes! Meet us here at noon ET. We’ve got something Marvel-ous in mind."
Directed by the filmmaking duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel soars into theaters March 8. It'll be the first Marvel movie to both feature a female protagonist and be directed by a woman.
“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection,” Boden said. “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.”
Danvers was first teased in the only post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, where a dissapearing Nick Fury sends out a distress beacon to her. Her connection to Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. will be explored in Captain Marvel, which is set in the 1990s and also features Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).
Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, and Annette Bening are also a part of the all-star cast.
Now, if we could just get a trailer...