After years of patiently waiting, it's finally happened. The first images and information from Marvel's upcoming Captain Marvel movie have officially arrived, revealing the colorful costumes, alien characters, and plot details from the highly anticipated blockbuster. Brie Larson was announced as the MCU's Carol Danvers back in San Diego Comic-Con 2016, leaving moviegoers to wait and wonder about what she'll be bringing to the table as Captain Marvel's title character. We already know that the female hero will be one of the shared universe's most powerful entities, and now Larson has revealed more about Carol's psyche, saying:
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.
Well, this is certainly interesting. Rather than a traditional origin story, Captain Marvel will introduce Carol Danvers as she's already acquired her fantastic abilities, and is therefore part human and part Kree. This will create an interesting inner conflict, and hopefully provide a narrative experience unlike anything Marvel has brought to theaters.
While Carol Danvers will be a new character to most moviegoers, her inner struggles in regards to her humanity sound like a great way to put the audience in Captain Marvel's head, and therefore steward her into a larger role in the greater MCU. She's one of the few hopes ahead of Avengers 4, as the characters who survived Thanos' snap are going to need all the help they can get.
In her same conversation with EW, Brie Larson also went into Captain Marvel's tone, revealing that there will be plenty of real drama attached to the project, in addition to the moments of levity the MCU is known for.
That is something that is really exciting to me about this film: We did not cut corners on that stuff. Like, when it's funny, it is funny, but also when there's deep emotional things happening, it's real. So I was able to bring some of those same things that I've brought to full dramatic roles into this, which I'm really proud of because I think it will really set this film apart.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has relied on comedic beats a lot during its recent hits, especially Ant-Man and The Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And while it seems there will still be light scenes, Captain Marvel is going to bring the drama, and plenty of intergalactic Marvel characters.
All will be revealed when Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.