2018 was the Marvel cinematic Universes highest grossing year box office wise with the releases of Black Panther, Infinity War and Ant-Man And The Wasp and there is more to come in 2019. Brie Larson took to Instagram to let the world know that after 75 days of filming, Captain Marvel had finished principal photography. Since the Marvel studios announced in the summer of 2016 that Larson was stepping into the role of Captain Marvel, fans have been anticipating seeing the character on the big screen. One of the [SPOILER ALERT] post-credits scenes from Avengers: Infinity War featured Nick Fury paging Captain Marvel for help, made the wait til March 8, 2019 even harder. While we wait, like we always like to do at FKB, want to give you a everything you need to know run down concerning Captain Marvels comic book origins and what we gathered about thew film so far.
The Captain Marvel name was originally carried by a male
The original Captain Marvel, was actually an alien military officer named Mar-Vell. He was a Kree soldier sent to observe Earth. Mar-Vell wasn’t feeling the intentions of his leaders and decided to become a super hero protecting the people of earth against the Kree and other powers of evil. Jude Law will portray Walter Lawson / Mar-Vell in the up coming film.
Becoming a Hero
Carol Danvers was a decorated NASA pilot and became the love interest of Mar-Vell who took on a secret human identity to hide in the public eye. While Mar-Vell was battling his deadly enemy Yon-Rogg, Carol came into contact with the Psyche-Magnitron, a device designed by the Kree that could turn thoughts into reality. The radiation is deadly to humans, so In an effort to save her, Captain Marvel tried to shield her from the radiation. He was successful in saving her but also boned his genetic makeup with Carol. And Ms. Marvel was born. Her DNA was instantly changed, now making Carol Danvers half-Kree and half-human.
She could now fight just like a Kree warrior, and had super strength, flight, and extreme durability, and would use these powers under the guise of Ms. Marvel in a costume that resembled Captain Marvel’s.
She was Originally Called Ms. Marvel
After gaining her powers from the Kree Mar-Vell, Carol Danvers became the world famous Ms. Marvel, taking after the name of the alien that gave her such incredible abilities. As Ms. Marvel, she fought along side Spider-Man and many other hero’s in the Marvel universe.
In The MCU Captain Marvel is the Mightiest Avenger according to Kevin Feige
During an interview with Vulture back in 2016, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige named Captin Marvel who will be portrayed by Oscar winner Brie Larson in the Captin Marvel film and Avengers 4 is the MCU’s most powerful character. Captain Marvel has the ability of flight and can launch energy blasts from her finger tips. Her hand to hand combat on par with Captain America thanks to her training in the military, strength on the level Thor and The Hulk and is basically indestructible.
Carol Danvers and Rhodey got a thing going on
Captain Marvel and War Machine have romance in the comics, not sure if that will translate into the MCU world but it would be a nice twist.
The Captin Marvel film will be a prequel set in the 90’s
With Marvel Studios making the film a prequel will make many ask “Well where the hell has she been all these years?!” But Fiege promises once the film hits theaters in March of 2019. The film will be set in the 90’s and be full of iconic pop culture references from the decade. Storywise, anytime Marvel films spend time in the past, it’s done for either character development or world-building. Captain America: The First Avenger is based in the 1940s. ABC’s Agent Carter series told the importance of S.H.I.E.L.D during the Cold War. Shit, Hell, both Guardians of the Galaxy films — while taking place in the modern day — show flashbacks to the ‘70s and ’80s to tell tell the story and as well as their aesthetics. Being based ion the 90’s will give the film the chance to stand apart from the other MCU films and gives millennials nostalgia. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any familiar faces, though. Samuel L. Jackson is onboard to play Nick Fury, but this time as a younger agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who hasn’t lost his left eye yet.
Will we see the Kree and Skrull Empires in the film?!
The fact that the film will bring back villains like Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou), strongly suggests that Captain Marvel is drawing from the classic comic book storyline The Kree-Skrull War. Another storyline Captin Marvel might lead to is Secret Invasion, taking the MCU deeper into outer space, which Feige confirmed a year ago.
What will be Captain Marvels’s role in Avengers 4?
With Avengers 4 on the way in 2019, it’s obvious Captain Marvel will more than likely save the day. But how, like I said earlier Marvel is said to be the MCU’s most powerful super hero – so will she defeat Thanos single handedly? Guess we will just have to wait til next May.