Captain Marvel (Mar-vell) tells the story of a Heroine by the name Carol Danvers. For one thing, an Air Force pilot who gains superpowers due to a cosmic accident.
Starring Brie Larson, the 2019 film adapt Earth’s Mightiest Heroine from the pages of Marvel Comics. In addition, to the big screen of the popular character as she joins the ranks of the MCU.
Sooner or later, the marketing push for the next Marvel movie begun. So, if you have no clue yet, we’re running down all the updates you need. Especially, from casting news to when the first trailer arrived. Below are just the basics.
- Release Date: March 8, 2019
- Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn.
- Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
- Writers: Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve, Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Who is Playing Captain Marvel?
Captain Marvel is Marvel’s first female-led superhero film as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, casting an actress in the role of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, was a long and arduous process. Just as it was casting every other major character in the MCU.
A number of actresses vied and tested for the role, but it eventually went to Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room, 21 Jump Street), who officially joined the shared universe in 2016.
Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s second period-piece, behind Captain America. Of course, the First Avenger, and is set in 1995. It’s as yet unclear how the film will fit with the MCU’s overall continuity, as the studio is keeping tight-lipped about just why they’ve stepped back in time to the ’90s.
But it’s presumably for story purposes. The film will need to account for Captain Marvel’s Absence in the MCU over all these years. And, which should make for an intriguing storyline.
Jude Law Role in Captain Marvel
Jude Law signed up as the male lead in Captain Marvel, and it was originally reported that he was playing the part of Mar-Vell. The hero who inspired Carol Danvers.
Curiously, Law refused to confirm this, and the studio declined to name his character as part of EW‘s first look. Not to mention, that led to many speculations. That Marvel has a plot twist in mind regarding Law’s mysterious Kree warrior.
He’s been described as a devout warrior with a passionate “belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people.” Notably, which doesn’t sound particularly like Mar-Vell.
As can be seen, Law is the commander of the Kree Starforce. An elite military unit that Carol has joined after gaining her powers. Not forgetting, an addition to the other members of the Starforce. Including Ronan, the Accuser – are traditionally villains in the comics.
Behind the Captain Marvel Film Story
The shape-shifting Skrulls are Captain Marvel‘s villains. Ben Mendelsohn plays their ruthless leader, Talos, who spearheads an invasion of the Earth. The plot is loosely inspired by the Kree-Skrull War, an arc that essentially saw Earth become a No-Man’s-Land in the galactic conflict between the two vast, warlike alien races.
In reality, Captain Marvel isn’t an origin story, as it’ll start off with Carol Danvers already serving as a member of the Kree Starforce. Whereas she travels back to her homeworld of Earth.
In order to deal with a Skrull invasion, but apparently discovers dark secrets in her own past. Furthermore, Captain Marvel is based on Kelly Sue DeConnick’s comic arc.
“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Here: Captain Marvel: Every Update You Need To Know!
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American media franchise and shared universe. Centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios. And based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The franchise also includes comic books, short films, television series, and digital series. Additionally, the shared universe, much like the original Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over.
For example, common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. Phil Coulson, portrayed by Clark Gregg, is an original character to the MCU. In other words, the only character to appear across all its different media.
Here: Learn more about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The character debuted during the Silver Age of comic books and has made many appearances since then, including a self-titled series and the second volume of the Marvel Spotlight series. Captain Marvel was ranked 24th in IGN‘s list of “The Top 50 Avengers” and has appeared in television series and video games too.
Annette Bening portrayed a re-imagined version of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel (2019), which depicted Mar-Vell as a female Kree scientist who adopted the alias Dr. Wendy Lawson. Learn More! or watch the Film Preview Trailer Below.
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