While the Marvel Cinematic Universe gears up for the release of next month’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, the real question is “when will we see Captain Marvel?”
Announced at 2016’s Marvel panel at San Diego Comic Con, Oscar winning actress Brie Larson will be donning the mantle of Captain Carol Danvers, other wise known as Captain Marvel. Larson had long been rumored to be the frontrunner for the role, beating out other fan favorite casting choices like Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt.
Today, Vanity Fair and Nerdist ran pieces that contain detailed descriptions of the costume we’ll most likely see when Captain Marvel DOES hit screens. Nerdist, who attended a Marvel “open house”, went on to describe the images they saw:
The first two pieces of concept art featured Brie Larson in her costume, which appears to draw heavy inspiration from her classic comics suit. Though the design kept Captain Marvel’s signature eight-pointed star emblem square on the chest, its look and feel were more akin to Ant Man’s suit than Iron Man’s. Like a form-fitting armor, her suit is less spandex and more military grade, covering her whole body. Her iconic sash is more of a utility belt, favoring function over form. In the concept art she stands tall, staring off into the distance, looking hopeful but tough.
The third image showed her fighting off a something in a giant metal suit with a helmet; the creature looked almost like the Kree sentries. Between her hands, glowing red energy–a.k.a. Captain Marvel’s energy projection and absorption powers. According to screenwriter Nicole Perlman, Carol Danvers’ backstory is going to be different than the one we know from the comics, but if this concept art is to believed, the Kree are still going to make an appearance one way or another.
That sounds pretty damn promising.
Marvel Studios visual development supervisor/concept artist Andy Park said “her look is still evolving”. The film as of yet doesn’t have a director attached, or a script for her solo film. IGN reports the Marvel reps were “quick to note that these designs were early stages and that the look could be overhauled once a director is hired. There is no actual suit yet for Brie Larson to try on, but they said they have shown her the concept art via computer and she was super-psyched.”
Brie sure seems excited, posting this image on her instagram, serious research and development you know:
Captain Marvel is currently slated for March 9th 2019 release date.
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