Captain Marvel: New trailer coming quickly, plus launch date, forged, plot data and extra – CNET

Get hyped as a result of this would possibly *really* break the web: The primary Captain Marvel trailer will arrive anytime now on Good Morning America as star Brie Larson makes her look on the present. Keep tuned!

Who’s the captain now? Should you watched the post-credits scene in Avengers: Infinity Struggle, you recognize it is Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). And after EW’s cowl reveal and our first take a look at Captain Marvel this morning, we all know *so much* of information awaits us — head to the plot part under for extra on these particulars, and head to our sister website GameSpot for theories on how Carol Danvers will save us all.

In that scene, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) discover themselves in the midst of the Thanos-sparked chaos as half the universe’s inhabitants disappears. Fury manages to make use of his pager and apparently sends a message to Captain Marvel simply as he, too, disappears into mud. Since her movie arrives earlier than the subsequent Avengers movies, it might appear she’s received an essential function to play in Avengers four, presumably saving the universe from an invasion of the Skrulls.

And when Infinity Struggle was launched on digital in August, a keen-eyed Reddit consumer identified that considered one of Thanos’ youngsters, Cull Obsidian, was seen carrying a chunk of material with Captain Marvel’s colours and design on it. What meaning is but unsure, nevertheless it provides much more anticipation to the combo.

Captain Marvel? Not precisely the best-known superhero ever. However her movie would be the 21st within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if she’s going to get that form of post-credits consideration, followers had finest brush up on her file earlier than her movie comes out. 

Now that filming has formally wrapped, keep tuned for much more updates and (*fingers crossed*) some footage coming our approach quickly!


Captain Marvel might not be as well-known as some superheroes, however she’s about to take heart stage.

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Who’s Captain Marvel?

You possibly can dive deep into her background and historical past with this explainer. A brief model: This iteration of the character, Carol Danvers, was created in 1968, and was an Air Pressure pilot, CIA agent, safety director for NASA and author. She’s additionally struggled with alcohol, like Iron Man Tony Stark, and her private battles have been depicted in quite a few comic-book points.

Her superpowers got here from a Kree alien named Mar-vell, the unique Captain Marvel, and embody flight, tremendous energy, the flexibility to soak up and use vitality, and to shoot vitality blasts and lasers from her fingers.

Quite a few characters have taken on the Captain Marvel title, and even DC Comics has had an (unrelated) Captain Marvel character (aka Shazam), although up to now the Marvel universe would not have a “Captain DC.”

Launch date, plot, photographs

Captain Marvel is due out March eight, 2019, within the US and UK (no Australia date but), about two months earlier than Avengers four hits. And after at present’s EW cowl reveal, we’ve got much more data concerning the villains (Skrulls) and the heroes (form of).

For instance, because of EW we all know a bit extra about the place we’ll start the movie and what we’ll see: “Captain Marvel sidesteps the standard origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers,” writes Devan Coogan.

And Larson gave us extra on the extraordinarily human character when chatting with EW: “She might be aggressive, and she will have a mood, and he or she generally is a little invasive and in your face. She’s additionally fast to leap to issues, which makes her superb in battle as a result of she’s the primary one on the market and would not at all times anticipate orders. However the (not) ready for orders is, to some, a personality flaw.”

We have additionally discovered that when it begins along with her powers, we’ll see Danvers as part of the elite Kree navy group Starforce, which is led by Jude Legislation’s (nonetheless) enigmatic commander, and that her major foe would be the Skrulls, with Ben Mendelsohn as their chief Talos, who’s spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.

So will this Skrull invasion be the beginning of the MCU model of comedian crossover occasion Secret Invasion?? No strategy to know for positive but, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly hinted at within the EW report:

“Earlier than lengthy, Carol finds herself again on Earth with new questions on her previous. And he or she’s received a formidable enemy within the type of the Skrulls — the infamous Marvel baddies made all of the extra harmful by their shape-shifting skills.”


Talos (Mendelsohn) left leads the Skrulls.

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The movie is not focusing solely on Captain Marvel discovering out about Thanos’ slaughter of half the universe (see: Avengers: Infinity Struggle) and leaping in to assist. It is set within the 1990s, which can clarify why Nick Fury is reaching out to her on a pager, not a smartphone.  (Talking of the 1990s, star Brie Larson was nearly born in that decade — Oct. 1, 1989 — which makes a few of us really feel as historic as an unopened bottle of Zima.)

Why the 1990s? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says all can be revealed within the story, but in addition advised the Toronto Solar the time interval would really feel contemporary. “It permits us to play in an space that we’ve got by no means performed in earlier than, and tapping right into a ’90s motion style was enjoyable for us,” Feige stated.

So what is going on on within the movie? Marvel says it is about Carol Danvers taking over the Captain Marvel function to guard the Earth from a galactic struggle between the Kree and the Skrulls, each alien races acquainted to comics readers. (The comedian model of this struggle performed out in 1971 and 1972, if you wish to seek the advice of your archived Avengers points for potential spoilers.)

Who’re the combatants? The Skrulls are a race of shape-shifting aliens that may tackle not simply the form, however the recollections and powers of these they mimic. The Kree are a scientifically and technologically superior militaristic race, a few of whom have blue pores and skin. Getting in the best way of both of them is about as good as tugging on Superman’s cape — oops, mistaken comics firm.

As for Captain Marvel herself, chances are you’ll know star Larson finest from her Oscar-winning function as a kidnap sufferer compelled to bear and lift her son in captivity in 2015’s Room. She additionally starred in 2017’s Kong: Cranium Island.

Two-eyed Nick Fury (Jackson) is staring somebody down. 

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Backing her up within the movie are some acquainted faces for Marvel followers, and some new ones.

Samuel L. Jackson will play a younger (pre-eye patch) Nick Fury (as you noticed above). Clark Gregg is returning as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, who’s lifeless within the fashionable Marvel film timeline, however alive within the 1990s-set movie. 
Lee Tempo returns as Ronan the Accuser, a fanatical member of the Kree alien race final seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. (In August 2018, Tempo posted what seems to be a trip video the place he is carrying a Captain Marvel hat and sporting a cute, scruffy trip beard.)

Director Anna Borden (proper) exhibits off her strikes to Legislation (left) and Tempo as Ronan (heart).

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Djimon Hounsou returns as Korath, a Kree ally of Ronan and feared intergalactic hunter, who additionally appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. Gemma Chan performs Captain Minnerva, a Kree geneticist. (Some sources give her title as Minn-Erva, or Physician Minerva.)

From left to proper: Chief of Starforce (Legislation), Ronan (Tempo), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto), Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Bron-Char (Rune Temte) and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan).

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Jude Legislation performs Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Carol’s mentor as she takes on her superpowered function. Ben Mendelsohn performs the movie’s major villain, believed to be the chief of the Skrulls. Annette Bening has signed on, in what would be the four-time Oscar nominee’s first-ever comic-book film. She’s reportedly enjoying a scientist, and Selection experiences that scientist is more likely to be Carol’s mom.

A touch on the movie’s look might have been revealed in August 2018, when merchandise displaying Larson as Danvers started t pop up. Her 1990s bob is especially sassy.

Carol Danvers is trying tres ’90s in that NIN shirt…and is that a SHIELD hat? Inform me extra please.

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This text was first printed Could 1, 2018, and is continuously up to date as new info is launched.

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