Marvel Studios initiated the marketing campaign for Captain Marvel this past Wednesday with a first look at Brie Larson in full costume, via an EW cover, and more images of the upcoming film were soon to follow. The studio has promised a steady slew of promotional material for the movie over the course of this week, which fans are hoping will culminate in the movie’s first trailer.
Captain Marvel will be the superhero studio’s first ever female-led comic book title and every detail of the character’s appearance has been fine tuned to evoke a sense of power, fitting given that the new Captain is likely to be the most powerful of Earth’s heroes. EW have already revealed that Captain Marvel will not be Carol Danvers’ origin story rather the plot will revolve around her place in the Kree/Skrull war up in space.
EW has now released a handful of revealing new stills from Captain Marvel that provide fans with their first look at everything from the Starforce (first image below), a younger Ronan the Accuser (last seen in Guardians of the Galaxy) & Jude Law’s Mar-Vell (second from the top) and also a youthful, two-eyed Nick Fury.
The sharper eyed among us will notice not just Ronan’s presence, but also Djimon Hounsou’s Guardians character Korath the Pursuer, who can be seen on the far left of the team walking towards camera in the first image. He, along with Danvers, Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) and Rune Temte & Algenis Perez Soto’s as yet unconfirmed Starforce characters, can be spotted looking towards Ronan and the group’s leader we mentioned earlier Mar-Vell. These are the Kree warriors that Carol will join, or will already have joined, in Captain Marvel which will largely centre around them and their ongoing conflict with the Skrulls.
A young Nick Fury can be seen above with Marvel’s industry-leading de-ageing technology on full display, after having used it on actors such as Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Douglas in the past. When Carol isn’t up with the Kree in space, she will be spending some quality time with Fury establishing their relationship as was teased in Avengers: Infinity War‘s post-credits scene. There’s little doubt that Danvers and Fury’s scenes will leave a few Avengers 4 breadcrumbs for us to pick up on, but with the events of Captain Marvel taking place thirty years in the MCU‘s past don’t expect direct references to Thanos or the Avengers.
The two images below show Danvers and Maria Rambeau (the mother of Marvel Comics’ Photon – hence the call tag “Photon” on her jet),played by Lashana Lynch, reminding us that Carol was an air force pilot before her superhero days. Judging by these images it’s likely that we will be getting some sort of flashback scene or scenes hearkening back to Carol’s former life.
And finally, we get our first look at the shapeshifting Skrulls led by Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos, who will also assume human form for his scenes on Earth in the movie. Mendelsohn’s character can be seen in true Skull form to the left of the image below.
The latest round of Captain Marvel images have certainly revealed a lot about the highly anticipated film, but perhaps one of the most interesting incites they’ve provided is that the green Captain Marvel costume we saw Larson wearing in early set photos was not just a screen test costume but actually the Kree uniforms that they’re all wearing in the first image above. Of course, getting our first glimpse at the Skrulls on film for the first time has gotten many fans talking, and generating more buzz for the upcoming movie is exactly what Marvel Studios will have been hoping for.
Captain Marvel makes it sway to cinemas March 8th, 2019