Captain Marvel won't be an origin story for Brie Larson's Carol Danvers. Marvel Studios kicks off their 2019 slate with their first female led film, and they're finally starting to show it off. The movie went through principal photography earlier this year but wrapped in the middle of the summer. This schedule only turned fans' attention even more on the long-awaited first look at the film - which has now arrived with Larson fully suited up as Captain Marvel. The first image comes with the reveal that much more information (and possibly a trailer) are on the way.
One of the most intriguing aspects to Captain Marvel is its 1990s setting, allowing it to take place completely outside of any other MCU continuity. However, there was the potential that it would still feel somewhat familiar due to the classic origin story. It has now been revealed that this will not be the case.
EW has revealed that Larson's Carol Danvers already has her superpowers when Captain Marvel begins, making this not an origin story in that way. She's already left her life on Earth behind and has teamed up with Jude Law's mysterious commander of a Kree army, known as Starforce. She'll return to Earth when the threat of a Kree invasion is made. But, it needs to be made clear that she's already gained her abilities before the movie begins, so she should be at full power throughout.
Now that the Captain Marvel floodgates have opened, the information being revealed finally lays the foundation for the movie. The writers behind the movie previously talked about changing the origin to avoid comparisons to DC's Green Lantern, but possibly avoiding having to show the origin at all is an easy way to get around that. This will also make Captain Marvel one of the rare MCU characters who start off with powers immediately. That said, Marvel may be skipping the origin story for her powers, but there may still be an origin aspect as she grows to become the hero Marvel Comic readers are so familiar with.
These won't be the last details we get on Captain Marvel this week, or even today perhaps. Ben Mendelsohn's role has also been revealed already, and it isn't who everyone believed he'd be playing initially. With several looks at Larson in the suit online already, more news on the rest of the cast and the Starforce team will be needed. Several of the Kree specialist team already are part of the cast with Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou), and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) involved. With that in mind, stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest updates on Captain Marvel.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019