We still have until March 2019 to wait for Captain Marvel to swoop into cinemas, but this hasn’t stopped Marvel fans freaking out over the first intriguing details.
Brie Larson – who is all set to star as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers – has finally spoken out about the hotly anticipated film which will bring yet another legend of the Marvel comics universe to the silver screen.
With extensive experience of playing strong and capable characters – most notably in Room and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World IMHO – Brie is perfectly suited to portraying the gutsy, awe-inspiring Carol.
Fans of the 28-year-old actor first pricked up their ears after Brie teased them on Twitter, tweeting a mysterious message to Entertainment Weekly:
Hey @EW I’m bored. Wanna break the Internet tomorrow?
Responding tellingly with a cheeky wink, Entertainment Weekly said:
Yes! Meet us here at noon ET. We’ve got something Marvel-ous in mind.
To this, Brie simply replied:
It’s a DATE!
Alarm bells were sent ringing across social media as the cryptic exchange was shared tens of thousands of times. This was not a drill and comic book buffs everywhere could hear the first, distant rustle of Captain Marvel’s cloak…
Yes! Meet us here at noon ET. We’ve got something Marvel-ous in mind. ?
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018
It’s a DATE!
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 5, 2018
Speaking exclusively with Entertainment Weekly, Brie said:
She can’t help but be herself.
She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face.
She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.
Brie also offered a first look at her superhero costume, which looks amazing.
Before this first look, we knew precious little about Captain Marvel, a film which was teased during the end credits of mega-hit Avengers: Infinity War.
We have also seen a couple of pics from set, including one from Brie herself who hinted over Instagram that filming had wrapped up as of July 8.
According to the IMDb synopsis:
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke with IGN back in 2016 about just how important Captain Marvel will prove to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
What is one of the coolest things about it is she will be by far the most powerful character we’ve ever introduced in the movie. ‘How do you find those limitations? How do you find those vulnerabilities?’ is something that is sort of at the crux of the story that we’re putting together.
She has — as you know from the comics — an interesting story, and I think we have a very cool and unique way of telling that story.
I don’t think it’s leaked yet exactly what we’re doing with her movie or how we’re doing it, but it will be cool. She will prove to be a very important character in our universe for all the movies.
Feige also spoke about how he was greatly looking forward to seeing Captain Marvel interacting with the other Avengers for the first time. And aren’t we all…
And now a first look of Brie in the Captain Marvel suit has just been posted on Twitter:
The first CAPTAIN MARVEL official still gives a great look at the hero's classic suit! pic.twitter.com/taVf0xhF5s
— MCU News & Tweets (@MCU_Tweets) September 5, 2018
You can watch Brie star as Captain Marvel for yourself from March 8 next year. This will be closely followed by Avengers 4 on May 3.
2018 has been a superb year for edge-of-your-seat superhero movies with creative scripts and compelling acting. However, could 2019 prove to be even better?
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.