Brie Larson has started her flight training for Captain Marvel, Marvel's first female-led production in the MCU. The actress will be stepping into Carol Danvers's boots in 2019 and presumably into the cockpit of her own fighter jet. The actress has been touring Nellis airforce base and meeting fans. She's apparently sticking around to get familiar with the gear she'll use while filming.
Marvel has teased that Captain Marvel will be an origin story set in the 90s and feature, among others, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vel the original 'Captain Marvel' and Dewanda Wise who will play a big unknown role in the film. Larson's Carol Danvers will be going up against the Skrulls, a race of shape-shifting warriors who have begun to slowly come out of the shadows in the Marvel Universe. All of her battles with extraterrestrial forces stem from accidental exposure to an alien device that fused her human DNA with DNA belonging to the Kree. The Kree first made their appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 making Carol's appearance in the MCU a long time in coming for her fans.
That's a large part of why fans are celebrating Larson's commitment to the character and are very excited to see her begin her flight training. Larson rewarded them and took to Twitter to show off a photo of her with the caption, "Learning how to fly," that has Carol fans in an uproar. The film has a lot of questions to answer, from where Captain Marvel has been to just how it ties into Nick Fury's backstory. With Captain Marvel filming in February, answers to these questions for diehard fans are closer than ever.
The film will be heading to a number of different locations to film including California to take advantage of the tax incentives that the state offers, Louisiana, and possibly other currently unknown states. As the MCU begins to head in a more cosmic direction, large parts of the story are sure to take place in space - but every good space flight trip begins with the right tools, which Larson clearly cares about. Details about the story remain under wraps after the film has shifted screenwriters multiple times but the core elements of the film remain the same - it's an origin story that will allow one of Marvel's biggest heroes to finally take center stage.
The actress should be lauded for her respect for the men and women who fly in the U.S. military and Marvel should be lauded for its continued respect for the difficult work that they do. That takes an incredible production team like the one that Marvel has put together but it also takes a figurehead that takes her work seriously like Larson, whose acting has already inspired fans and Hollywood alike. While Captain Marvel might make an early appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, her film is already inspiring and 2019 can't come soon enough.
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