It's an exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Every single movie in Phase Three has been an unequivocal success, making tons of money and being met with critical acclaim. While the fandom is collectively looking forward to the battle against Thanos in Infinity War and Avengers 4, the shared universe is about to break new ground when it comes to inclusivity and representation. Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is weeks away, and the MCU will venture into female led projects with upcoming movies Ant-Man & The Wasp and Captain Marvel. The latter is starring Room's Brie Larson, and it turns out that her research into Carol Danvers includes more than just reading comics. She's also visiting service members, presumably to better understand her character's history in the Air Force. Check out the photo proof below.
How sweet is this? One of the service members shared a photo with Brie Larson over on his personal Instagram page, revealing the Oscar winner was kind enough to pose for photos with the men and women she was hoping to glean inspiration from. Classy move.
This new image is sure to excite the hardcore comic book fans, who are hoping for a loyal adaptation of the character on the silver screen. Comic fans can often be very nitpicky, as everything from the characterization to the comics are dissected for accuracy. So the fact that Brie Larson seems to be taking her research so seriously will likely be a bit of a relief for the purists out there.
Brie Larson has seemingly been doing her Captain Marvel research since she first landed the role. She's posted quite a few photos of her reading the comics, which is probably a smart move. While some actors like J.K. Simmons would rather not take in too much media regarding his comic book character, Larson seems to be eager to take in as much Captain Marvel material as possible. That includes getting in better touch with Carol Danver's identity as an Air Force member.
For those unfamiliar with the comics, Captain Marvel is a superhero who is granted a bevy of superpowers after fusing with alien Kree genes. She's one of the most powerful characters in Marvel comics, with abilities like flight, strength, energy projection, and near invulnerability. Before (and after) she gained her powers, she was also an officer in the Air Force, which will no doubt be a major aspect of her origin story in the Captain Marvel movie.
Captain Marvel will be a capsulated origin story, set in the 1990s. The film is set to bring back Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, who will be younger and less cycloptic than we've ever seen. The film will also star Jude Law, She's Gotta Have It's DeWanda Wise, and Rogue One's Ben Mendelsohn.
Captain Marvel will arrive in theaters March 8th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies this year.
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