Yesterday brought with it the first reveal of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel and a slew of new information! We’ve got you covered with everything on one easy to read page. The announcement came from Entertainment Weekly, who have the scoop on new plot details, first look stills at the film and information about some of the new characters. Have a look at what has been revealed below!
Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.
The film is not taking the traditional origin-story route and when it begins Carol Danvers will already have her powers and be part of the elite Kree military team Starforce led by a character who’s name hasn’t been revealed yet but is being played by Jude Law. Starforce is described by the directors as “the SEAL Team Six of space” and is located on the Kree planet of Hala.
Carol will find herself back on Earth and come up against the Skrulls who have the ability to shape-shift. Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) is the Skrull leader who spearheads an invasion of earth. With the unique ability to shape-shift, Talos goes undercover as a human working with S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) makes his ninth appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but as a desk jockey and notably with no eye patch. As the film takes place in the 90s, Jackson was digitally de-aged for the role.
Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace), the villain from the first Guardians of the Galaxy, returns in Captain Marvel as a high-ranking member of Kree society.
Korath (Djimon Hounsou) also from the first Guardians is in the film as a member of Starforce.
Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who we saw die at the hands of Loki in the first Avengers has been announced for the film.
Brie Larson’s Thoughts on Carol Danvers
You have this Kree part of her that’s unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there’s this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing she ends up leading by.
Just seeing a character who says how she feels and says what’s on her mind and doesn’t let people stand in her way is incredbily empowering.
Stills From The Set
There is sure to be more news revealed over the coming days but Entertainment Weekly and Marvel have certainly given us a lot to digest and look forward to!
Captain Marvel is set for release on March 8th 2019.