by The Collected Mutineer
It’s finally here. Well, almost. The arrival of Captain Marvel has been highly anticipated by MCU fans for years, especially after the dramatic cliff-hanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War, in which we saw Carol Danvers’ symbol pop up on an old device apparently kept by Nick Fury in case of emergencies.
These first images released by Entertainment Weekly showcase various aspects of the upcoming film, including Captain Marvel’s 90s aesthetic, the shapeshifting Skrulls, a young (and eye-patch-less) Nick Fury, and some other familiar faces such as Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser and Djimon Hounsou’s Korath. “But why are we seeing our Kree villain from Guardians of the Galaxy?” you might ask. This will likely be a large part of the film, as many of Captain Marvel’s powers are thanks to the fact that she becomes part Kree during an expedition to outer space. As for Ronan’s exact role in this DNA combo, we will have to see what the MCU has chosen to retain from the original comic stories.
We also have a glimpse of Carol before she becomes a superhero–or rather, as a hero without superpowers. Let’s not forget that pre-Captain-Marvel-Carol is a strong and motivated member of the Air Force, already saving lives without an ounce of Kree blood in her. And should the film do well, it will hopefully pave the way for future MCU heroine-led movies **cough cough Black Widow cough**.
Captain Marvel will premiere on March 6, 2019.