Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel female superhero movie in Phase 4. The Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room, 21 Jump Street) is confirmed to play the iconic female superhero as part of the Marvel cinematic universe. The screenplay will be written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (of Guardians of the Galaxy fame).
The solo movie will be an origin story of Captain Marvel set in 1990’s. Carol Danvers is an airforce pilot who met with a major accident that led to her DNA getting mixed with an alien which gave her super-strength. Captain Marvel is also famous for being a female superhero who aggressively fight for equal pay for women.
On a power level, she is equivalent to Vision or Scarlett Witch, popularly known as Wonder woman of Marvel universe. On a popularity level, Captain Marvel is relatively unknown as compared to Wonder Woman or Black Widow.
Kevin Feige confirmed at Comic-Con 2017 that Kree-Skrull war will be featured in the movie. The story is set in the 1990’s so Mar-Vell’s presence on Earth could tie into this story as this decade has never been explored before in the MCU.
He could assume the identity of Dr. Walter Lawson whom he saw die tragically in a car crash on his way to Florida where he meets Carol Danvers for the first time where she is the security chief.
The concept art of Marvel’s Skrulls was unveiled at SDCC 2017 and it’s a better look at what can we expect from the big villains of Captain Marvel movie. The pictures of Skrulls are closer to comic-books which is a good thing. Merantz mentioned a Super-Skrull named Kl’rt who possess the combined powers of the Fantastic Four.
James Gunn clarified that there are some specific Skrulls whose rights are with Fox. They first appeared in comic-book scene in the issue Fantastic Four #2 created by Jack Kirby for the Marvel comics.
According to new report, the mysterious characters namely Alpha, Delta, Supporting Male #2 in the casting breakdown are actually Annelle, Dorrek VII and Titannus. The report is very confident that Supporting Male #2 is infact Titannus as the production is searching for actors between 35-45 and it is described as “a chiseled, cocky guy who is large in stature, but not as big as Delta”.
He was part of the Super Skrull program which got him incredible strength and healing abilities but with lot of rage. He fled to Earth where he had a major fight with Avengers in Japan. Well, a portion of Avengers 4 is shot in Japan.
Alpha is Anelle, daughter of Skrull Emperor Dorrek VII who is speculated to be Delta. During Kree-Skrull war Annelle fell in love with Kree warrior Mar-Vell, they had a love child, who was sent to Earth where he became a young Avenger known as Hulkling.
For Annelle, Marvel is seeking females between the age group of 20-49 who have fighting experience with dance or gymnastics skills. For Delta aka Dorrek VII, Marvel is searching someone who is over 6 feet tall, broad shouldered and muscular.
According to MCU Exchange, the ancient warrior Kree will have a major role to play. It says “the film will absolutely include the Kree hero Mar-Vell.”
There was a rumor that Mar-vell would be Peter Quill’s lost father but James Gunn debunked the rumor and revealed Ego The Living Planet as the Star Lord’s father.
Recently, it was announced that Jude Law has been signed on to play Dr. Walter Lawson better known as Kree superhero Mar-Vell. This role was first offered to Keanu Reeves but he rejected it. Mar-Vell was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan and he made his first appearance in Marvel Superheroes #12 in December, 1967 during “Silver age” of comics. He got his own comic-book series in 1968. He came to Earth as a spy, assumed an identity of scientist Walter Lawson and became a warrior. He is also playing young version of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2.
Till now, the identity of Ben Mendelsohn’s character has been kept under wraps but it has just been revealed by the new report. According to the report, he will be playing the villain named Yon-Rogg.
There is nothing set in stone at this point but it makes sense to have Yon-Rogg opposite Kree warrior Mar-Vell that has been announced. He was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Gene Conlan and made his debut in 1967’s Marvel Super Heroes #12.
Yon-Roff was a military commander in-charge of the ship known as Helion sent to Earth by Kree’s supreme intelligence. His powers include agility, stamina, super-strength and hand-to-hand combat. He tried to sabotage Mar-Vell who was among those on the Helion in order to impress Kree’s medical officer Una, which led to Mar-Vell’s fleeing to Earth where he assumed the alias of deceased Dr. Walter Lawson before he met Carol Danvers.
Kevin Feige (the head of Marvel studios) said in an interview that Captain Marvel will be the “most powerful” superhero in the Marvel universe. He said:
“With Captain Marvel, there’s so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who’ve had that mantle that we’ve been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we’re doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that’s what’s been delaying that particular announcement.”
“All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had. It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.”
In the latest interview with IndieWire, he said:
“Really, the focus now is on delivering Captain Marvel, and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far.”