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.
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.
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.