Update: EW has posted ten new stills from Captain Marvel.


This afternoon, EW provided the world with our first look at Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson’s portrayal of Captain Marvel. Though several fan-made posters have been circulating the internet since Larson’s casting announcement as the intergalactic character since her casting a few years ago, today’s EW cover gives us our first official look at the character, who will debut in 2019’s Captain Marvel film.

Though her presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was recently alluded to in the Avengers: Infinity War‘s stinger, Captain Marvel will mark Carol Danvers’ first on screen appearance in a contemporary Marvel film. As such, we know relatively little about this incarnation of the character, though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously called her power “off the charts…by far the strongest character we’ve ever had.” Larson, for her part, has previously stated that Captain Marvel is capable of moving planets.

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In the comics, Carol Danvers is a U.S. Air Force pilot who, after an accident, finds her DNA fused with that of an alien race known as the Kree. After the accident, Danvers finds herself imbued with powers including flight, energy projection, and superhuman strength.

Captain Marvel will focus on a period of the MCU we have not previously seen before– the 1990s. This means no Iron Man and no Avengers. In the film, we’ll see Danvers caught in a conflict between two alien worlds and will likely learn how Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury ends up with the pager he beeps Danvers on at the end of Infinity War.

Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It will be released in the U.S. on March 8th, 2019.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Steven: Sure, it wouldn’t look AT ALL incongruous for a soldier in uniform to showing “a little skin”. One of the things that is dumb about the Captain Marvel comics is that she commands a military operation with a short stylish hairdo, heavy lipstick and eyeshadow, and an ass hugging uniform.

  2. Not gonna lie the only reason I’m remotely interested in this is due to Coulson from SHIELD allegedly showing in this movie. The drama’s lore and worldbuilding is 10/10

    I don’t think Carol Danvers as a character can carry this movie. I’d be surprised if her alcoholism is even a thing in the MCU version.

  3. I think it looks pretty good–and am assuming the first post is a Gunn-level joke–but I do hope they make her more interesting than the comics have tended to. Lord knows Reed and DeConnick gave it a good effort, but she’s always tended to underwhelm.

  4. When is a comic news site going to do a comprehensive account of what Marvel Editors, namely the late Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio did to the BLACK female Captain Marvel in the late eighties? A character being groomed by Roger Stern to take over as leader of The Avengers who was purposely, disgustingly and systematically made to look inept rather than just taken off the team? I feel if more people know about THAT, it’d be a much bigger deal because it is well documented.

  5. My problem with Carol Danvers becoming Captain Marvel is that it made no sense based on the fact that there have been two characters named Captain Marvel since Mar-Vell died. She’s established herself as Ms. Marvel, Binary, and Warbird (not a fan of that moniker) while Monica Rambeau somehow got pushed to the side. The popular take is that Gruenwald so badly wanted Quasar used that Captain Marvel had to be made to look inept and that period really did ruin a very cool character (and ended a great Avengers run by Roger Stern). I wonder what kind of Comicsgate style of backlash on Carol Danvers Captain Marvel would have been avoided if Monica Rambeau’s Captain Marvel wouldn’t have been pushed aside years ago?

  6. I really don’t have a problem with the movie, I think everyone should give it a fresh chance since the Carol in the marvel movie universe won’t have the fascist baggage of the Carol Danvers in the comics. Time will tell if the movie has an actual plot or just a series of scenes thrown together by a progressive social agenda and cynical marketing surveys (which is the reason I think the character in the comics became Captain Marvel in the first place).

  7. There are a couple of posts here that seem offensive. I sure hope the first one is just a joke. And the comparison to Ghostbusters makes absolutely no sense. This isn’t rebooting a movie with an all female cast of main characters. This is a Marvel movie of a B level character that they are always trying to shove down our throat even though I liked her way better as Ms. Marvel. Completely different.

  8. Most of the comments on here seem to belong to the genre of “I’m a man and I can’t understand why a really popular female character among women is getting a massive marketing push towards a demographic that’s not me.” Which is more sad than funny. Especially since every one of these fanboys is going to see this movie regardless because it will tie in directly to Avengers 4 – which she is slated to be the hero of as well. Congratulations on putting your misogyny on display for all to see, I guess? Could you keep it to yourself next time and let the rest of us enjoy ourselves without having to listen to your inconsequential griping?

  9. I think the biggest issue with the Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel is that she had a good run out of the gate and then just floundered in the Marvel Universe like no one knew what to do with her. Phil Coulson is gonna be in the flick and I like Brie Larson In Kong and that other flick in the warehouse that I’m too lazy to look for the title. Although, to be honest, Armie Hammer kind of steals that movie from everyone else.

  10. So fanboys are more excited about seeing Phil Coulson than Carol Danvers?

    Oh, that’s right … Coulson is a man, so they’ll have someone to root for.

  11. Awesome.

    P.S. I don’t care at all that Coulson’s in the movie. In terms of supporting characters, I’m way more interested in Nick Fury having a major role, while not taking away from Carol in any way.

  12. RM Rhoades said the new Cap Marvel was “a really popular female character among women.”

    I can’t claim it’s not true, since I don’t keep close tabs on sales these days. But have the three or four features starring Danvers in her current ID been super-impressive?

    And if so, how can one be sure that it’s because of the female fans?

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