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There's a lot that Marvel fans have been waiting for from the MCU, but we just got one of them. Our first look at Captain Marvel. Brie Larson was announced in the role a couple of years ago and with her film being the next one we'll see from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've been expecting the marketing machine to get started any day now. That day has now come and now we know what Carol Danvers will look like when we see her on the big screen. Check it out.
If it was possible to be more excited for Captain Marvel I now am. Brie Larson looks amazing on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly, which revealed the image today. The suit looks like it came directly from the comic books. It's bright and colorful, which has not been the norm for the MCU to date. Traditionally, they've tended to go with more muted and "realistic" versions of the classic comic book costumes. Maybe because this will be a film set in the 90s it was decided the bold colors will work, or perhaps this is just how Captain Marvel rolls.
There's quite a bit riding on Captain Marvel when it arrives next year. Not only is it the first MCU movie to star a solo female character, but it's also the introduction of the character that we all expect will play a big part in Avengers 4. The post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War showed Nick Fury paging Carol Danvers before he vanished at the hands of the Infinity Gauntlet. However, before she saves the MCU we have to get to know the character and the MCU has to sell on us on the idea that she's the right character to play the hero. Here's another look at the costume from an actual shot in the movie.
If this cover is any indication of what we have to look forward to, we don't have a lot to worry about. Brie Larson looks great here and now I can't even wait to see Captain Marvel. We need more pictures, we need a trailer. We need all the stuff that comes along with film marketing because I want to see it all.
It will be interesting to see if Marvel can have a 2019 that is able to match the 2018 they put together. While we all expected Avengers: Infinity War to be massive, that was only after Black Panther made an even bigger impact with Marvel's first black superhero. One has to wonder if the one-two punch of Marvel's first solo female hero combined with Avengers 4, can match or beat those numbers at the box office. We'll get our first indications when Captain Marvel opens March 8, 2019.