The MCU’s Captain Marvel is the next big project featuring one of the most popular female superheroes in the Marvel comic-book universe. Since the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War, where she was teased when Nick Fury sent a distress signal to none other than Captain Marvel, the hype is through the roof.
The official trailer has hit the internet and it confirms that Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel is already part of Starforce and have supernatural powers, while her days in the air-force will be reflected in flashbacks. EW recently released an extended feature containing a whole gallery of photos and a comprehensive breakdown of the film.
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 met with an accident, but her DNA gets mixed with an alien which gave her the superpowers. Captain Marvel has been caught in the crossfire of a cosmic conflict between Kree and Skrulls.
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According to a new theory, the Jude Law’s character is reported to be Mar-Vell is indeed a misdirect, he is actually a mysterious Starforce commander who has wiped off memories of Captain Marvel who is half-Kree, half-human. Well, he could really be Yon-Rogg from the comics who believed in the supremacy of Kree race, so much so that he restored their warlike heritage. In fact, he fought against Mar-Vell but died when Kree device Psyche-Magnetron exploded.
The Marvel President Kevin Feige is excited about Captain Marvel and said:
“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.”
He added “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.”
Brie Larson spoke to EW and talked about Captain Marvel’s moral conflict:
“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 that she ends up leading by. It’s the thing that gets her in trouble, but it’s also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her.”
Captain Marvel is going to hit theatres worldwide on March 8, 2019. The movie boasts of an incredibly amazing 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 in an undisclosed role.
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.”