Here’s Your First Official Look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

Paging Carol Danvers! Entertainment Weekly has the first official shot of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, the cover star of the magazine’s latest issue.“She can’t help but be herself,” Larson describes the half-human, half-Kree superhero. “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.”

EW will have more details from their set visit as the week goes on, but in the meantime, check out Carol in all her glory:

Captain Marvel first look Brie Larson Carol Danvers Entertainment Weekly cover EW

Photo: Michael Muller/© Marvel Studios 2019

The official synopsis, via Marvel:

“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.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

EW’s post further contextualizes the story with details about how the movie is set in the 1990s but won’t be an origin story; Carol will have her powers at the start, having left Earth to work with Starforce, an elite Kree military team led by enigmatic commander Mar-Vell (Jude Law). But she struggles with her duty to return to Earth as the Skrull, led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), plan an attack on our little planet. EW also shared a bevy of stills from the movie, including Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), baby Nick Fury (a.k.a. digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson), Maria Rambeau (Y’s Lashana Lynch), and Carol’s ’90s-tastic fashion.

“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection,” says Anna Boden, co-writing and co-directing with Ryan Fleck. “But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity—and all of its messiness.”

Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 8, 2019; and we’ll likely see her right after that in Avengers 4, judging from the post-credits page in Avengers: Infinity War.

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