Marvel Studios went big at this years SDCC, providing fans with new looks at upcoming films such as Thor: Ragnrok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, but the studio also took the opportunity to spend some time talking about its 2019 title Captain Marvel. Academy Award winner Brie Larson was confirmed for the role in .. of last year, and ever since then we’ve seen countless fan illustrations of what the actress will look like in the movie posted online. However, Marvel presented attendees of their panel in San Diego with a very first look at a piece of concept art showing Larson suited and booted, but opted not to share the image with the wider world. Naturally, some of those present at the panel took pictures with their phones and leaked the artwork on the web, and many have now been able to see it for themselves.
Following the leaks, though, it seems the artist behind the image has been given the all-clear to share his work with followers on Twitter, albeit only a low resolution version, which has now given many more of us the chance to see it for ourselves.
The costume appears to be more closely modelled on the look of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s version of the character in the 2012 relaunch of the character. The story saw a military officer affected by a Kree device explosion that gave her superhuman abilities based on a mutation of Kree and human genes, which would tie in into the film well with Marvel having said that the Kree-Skrull war will be seen in the movie:
Speaking of looks, Captain Marvel is being set in the 1990s and we will be seeing a slightly younger version of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, back when he could still use both of his eyes – the movie may show how Fury came to need the eye patch. This also means that older characters in the MCU could make a return to the franchise, we may see Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, whose presence fans have been missing, making an appearance in the film for example. Marvel seems to be on to another winner here.
Captain Marvel flies into cinemas March 8th, 2019.