Captain Marvel is all set to be the next big thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Infinity War has all but confirmed that the Binary Woman is coming to the Marvel Movies and she is coming in guns blazing. In the post-credits of Infinity War, Nick Fury and Mariah Hill sensed that something is terribly wrong. But before Hill could do anything, she turned into ash and Nick Fury could send a distress signal to Captain Marvel before being wiped off the face of the universe. Joe Russo said in a podcast recently, at that point we must be thinking:
“Um Fury, who the hell are you going to call now? We literally have our best and brightest and even they failed.” But the fact of the matter is she is special and different from the rest of the Avengers. And hopefully she will live up to the hype created around her character.
Captain Marvel is expected to play a huge role in Avengers 4 in the fight against Thanos and saving the humanity. The Marvel President Kevin Feige has said pretty nice things about the character and her role in the MCU, 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? 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.”
“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. It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons”.
Her set photos reveal something extremely peculiar. Brie Larson, who plays, Captain Marvel in the movie, is seen wearing a green and white costume.
The Superhero costume she wears is grossly inaccurate when compared to the one worn by her comic book counterpart. The costume designed by Jamie McKelvie was introduced to the Marvel Universe in 2012 in the comic books. But before you start sounding the Comic Book Inaccuracy horn, we have something that might sooth the fanatic in you. There is a reason the costume is green and white instead of blue and gold in the movie. Presenting here’s why Captain Marvel’s Costume is Green and not Red-Blue like in the comics….
The very first female superhero movie of the Marvel universe features Captain Marvel in the lead role. The movie is confirmed to be set in the 1990’s and will be a sort of a prequel to the MCU. The movie, apart from featuring Brie Larson in the titular role, also features Jude Law. Jude Law stars as Captain Mar-Vell in the movie.
Jude Law’s Mar-Vell was the original title holder of the mantle. He will act as a mentor and a father figure to Larson’s character in the movie. And it is this fact that might prove to be helpful in explaining the bizarre costume color choice for the movie. Since Captain Marvel is set in the past, the red and blue costume was not there because the comics have quite the story that might help serve a good reason for it.
This is how the story goes. In the comics, Mar-Vell was something else before he became Captain Marvel. He was a Kree Spy who was sent to Earth to investigate and report back how strong were Earth’s defenses for the purpose of a planetary scale invasion the Kree were intending to carry out on the planet.
His outfit as a spy was that of green and white and it featured a green planet of the chest. It did not yet feature the star logo that is the current symbol of the Captain Marvel mantle. This can be of some help here. Maybe Mar-Vell gave Carol Danvers a modified version of his own suit. Since the original suit was of green and white, Carol’s initial costume too features similar colors before it was to be replaced by the classic red, gold and blue in the then future.
This does put up some interesting questions for us to answer. Why is Mar-vell suddenly helping Carol Danvers and how did she get her powers in the movie? Since Mar-vell’s Kree Spy outfit is featured in the film, should we expect the Kree Military to jump into the action too? Will Jude law be sporting his original costume in the movie?
Does it mean his supporting role will end up him trying to stop the bad guys from winning only to end up dying while going out guns blazing, as a sort of last Hoorah?? There are so many questions that it will make your head spin. We just hope Marvel Studios have all the answers up and ready for this one.
Coincidentally, the green and white costume and the red, blue and gold classic costume aren’t the only superhero costumes Captain Marvel has sported throughout the years in the comic books. She once wore a Black One piece body suit and even transformed into a being of pure red and blue energy as her tenure as the short-lived superhero ‘Binary’.
The Red, Gold and Blue costume has become the standard in the comic books but most of Captain Marvel will not see her wearing that one, instead opting for a green and white outfit. Hopefully, Avengers 4 will finally show Captain Marvel in all her colorful glory.
Captain Marvel is coming out next year in March starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel; Jude Law as Dr. Walter Lawson/ Mar-Vell, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser, Gemma Chan as Doctor Miner, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Ben Mendelsohn in an Untitled role. The movie synopsis can be read below:
“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”