First Official Look At Captain Marvel

Check out the first look at the new Marvel superhero!

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Captain Marvel Revealed Via Entertainment Weekly!

Captain Marvel Revealed Via Entertainment Weekly!

The newest star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Captain Marvel who covers Entertainment Weekly’s new issue, making it the exclusive first look at Brie Larson’s Air-Force-pilot-turned-intergalactic-hero. Film fans know Carol Danvers only as the mysterious person paged by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the last scene of Avengers: Infinity War, and she’ll appear in the still-untitled Avengers 4, presumably to help defeat Thanos. However, first she'll get her own solo film which hits theaters March 8, 2019. This will be the 21st entry in the MCU, and the first to star a solo female character. In the past decade, the MCU has assembled a diverse lineup of female heroes, from witches and warriors to widows and wasps, but never before has a woman headlined her own story — until Captain Marvel, the part-Kree, part-human pilot who made her comics debut back in 1968.

“She can’t help but be herself,” Larson tells EW. “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.” EW’s cover finds Carol somewhere between the Earth and the sky — a fitting place for a hero who’s trying to figure out how to reconcile her alien abilities with her more human flaws. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, 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.

Carol soon 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, and Guardians of the Galaxy villain Ronan the Accuser — 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.” The film arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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