New Captain Marvel Images Make Her MCU Origin Even More Confusing

Captain Marvel Poster Starforce

The latest photos from Captain Marvel seem to make her origin story a whole lot more confusing. Captain Marvel isn't your typical superhero origin story. When the film kicks off, Carol Danvers is already serving as a member of the elite Kree military unit known as the Starforce. The truth about her backstory will presumably be revealed through flashbacks.

Putting the pieces together from the trailers, it looks as though Carol Danvers was an Air Force pilot who was sent to investigate a UFO sighting. She wound up caught in a dogfight between alien starfighters, and was shot down. While exploring a crashed alien spaceship, Carol was exposed to unknown energies - possibly related to the Quantum Realm - and as a result was given vast superhuman powers. But the latest images from Captain Marvel suggest the truth about Carol Danvers is a little more complex.

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The latest issue of Total Film Magazine is dedicated to Captain Marvel, and features a couple of new images. Their sister publication, Games Radar, has shared these online - and they certainly confuse matters. Here are the photos:

The first of these shows Carol Danvers in her Nine Inch Nails shirt, something that was even seen in set photos. The last is a behind-the-scenes shot with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. But the one featuring the Skrull is particularly interesting. It's clearly at the crash site, confirming that USAF pilot Carol Danvers encounters an armed Skrull warrior as part of her origin story. Surprisingly, though, according to Games Radar the Skrull is Ben Mendelsohn's Talos. While this is definitely a Skrull who's been seen in the trailers before, visually it just doesn't quite look like any of the other images that have been released of Talos to date. It all seems rather odd.

The trailers had already suggested a Skrull was present at the crash site, which made sense since by now it's looking certain that the Kree wipe Carol's memory of her life on Earth, and brainwash her into believing she's one of them. One of the trailers included a disturbing voiceover in which Talos promised to reveal the truth to Captain Marvel, to explain who she really is. Presumably either Talos was personally on hand when Carol first gained her powers, or else his operatives have told him the truth. That should set up a very interesting dynamic. Is Talos really the villain after all, or are the Kree the actual bad guys, the ones manipulating Captain Marvel into serving in their wars? It's been confirmed that Captain Marvel is loosely inspired by the Kree-Skrull War, a comic book arc in which Earth got caught up in the battle between two voracious alien empires, neither one of which was truly good. The same is probably true in Captain Marvel as well.

More: New Captain Marvel Stills Show Starforce, Skrulls & More

Source: Total Film Magazine (via GamesRadar)

Key Release Dates
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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