Fans have been treated to the first official look at Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly.
In the image, Larson is wearing the superhero suit, with her clenched fists engulfed in flames. It looks like Carol Danvers is somewhere between Earth and the atmosphere. EW also debuted a first-look image of Captain Marvel in action.
“She can’t help but be herself,” Larson told EW. “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.”
“Captain Marvel,” starring Larson as the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie, will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.” Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye).
Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lee Pace and Gemma Chan also star.
“Captain Marvel” is directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) wrote the script with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Kevin Feige producing.
“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection,” Boden told EW. “But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness.”
“Captain Marvel” is set for release on March 8, 2019.
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