The excitement is building up around MCU’s ‘Captain Marvel’, as EW released a special feature containing a whole gallery of photos and a detailed breakdown of the film. These images suggest that Carol Danvers would have already been part of Starforce and possesses supernatural powers, while her pre-powered days will be reflected in flashbacks or other forms.
Vince Hoover, Captain Marvel’s contributor had this to say:
“In those flashbacks, I suspect that we will see both Danvers and Rambeau on some routine maneuvers when a Kree battleship chasing a Skrull ship enters our atmosphere. They report the incident to their command, who order them to retreat. However, Danvers, in all of her hotheaded glory, insists that she and Rambeau pursue the alien crafts. Rambeau reluctantly joins her friend in the pursuit.”
The plot is set in the 1990’s when Carol Danvers was an airforce pilot with US Airforce. She meets with an accident along with her mates who are on an important mission, but her DNA gets mixed with an alien which turned her into Captain Marvel. The movie is set against the backdrop of a cosmic conflict between Kree and Skrulls and Captain Marvel has been caught in the crossfire.
Here’s an excerpt from EW feature:
“…But before long, Carol 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.”
There is always a tragic element to origin stories of superheroes which makes them handle powers with great responsibility, and Captain Marvel was no different.
“During the ensuing battle, Rambeau’s plane is shot down and explodes and Danvers is also hit, but she is saved by the Kree and given her powers. While Rambeau dies instantly, Danvers becomes Captain Marvel, but at the cost of her friend, and the mother of a now orphaned child.”
Here’s what Marvel President Kevin Feige has said about the project:
“We only focus on one step at a time but that’s all about continuing to surprise with the stories, go unexpected places, continue to play with new, fresh, unexpected genres and then introduce characters that people might have heard of or a beloved big fan base like Captain Marvel”.
“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? 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.”
According to MCU Cosmic report, Captain Marvel will be the new face and Leader of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who will soon be taking over the reins from the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, saying “Captain Marvel is about to take the lead in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe”.
Captain Marvel is going to be released on March 8, 2019. It has an incredibly solid cast including Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Jude Law as Dr. Walter/ Mar-Vell, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Doctor Miner and Ben Mendelsohn.
The official movie synopsis reads:
“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,” the synopsis reads. “Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
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