Avengers: Infinity War hit almost half a year ago and we’re still salivating for more information about what might happen in Avengers 4. But before we can resolve that story, we have to go back – way back – to the far off time of the mid-1990s. We have to meet Carol Danvers, who will become Captain Marvel. The movie doesn’t hit until the end of this winter, but today we have our first look at what the hero will look like on-screen as she graces the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly:
The costume definitely looks of a piece with the greater MCU, with a combination of red, blue, and gold along with a little bit of armor plating. This shot should do a lot to assuage fan concerns that her costume might not be true to the books. For comparison, here’s a comic-book shot of the same character:
This looks pretty close to what I’d imagined a MCU-built version of the costume would look like. The colors match up fairly well, and elements like the red shoulders and gold accents are intact. The true test will be actually seeing Larson, as Captain Marvel, in motion. I’m betting she spent a lot of time in the last year or so hanging from wires in a very green room. She looks great, though, and this has me eagerly anticipating the trailer – whenever it drops.
If you stayed until the end of Avengers: Infinity War but walked out confused by the emblem on that heavily modified pager, this cover ought to clear things up. Nick Fury was summoning Captain Marvel, a hero regarded by many as the strongest Avenger (sorry, Thor!). While there has been more than one Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has been around in some form or another since 1968. Now, half a century later, she’s getting her own movie starring Brie Larson. This is Marvel’s first female-centric superhero movie, and it also sets up the finale of the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers 4.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019. Avengers 4 follows on May 3.