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Captain Marvel Takes Over EW with the First Photos from the Film

Captain Marvel has been one of the most mysterious Marvel films yet in the MCU. The upcoming film, a first for Marvel that features a female superhero in the lead role, has been shrouded in secrecy. It’s been a long wait, more than a decade, for the reveal of the most powerful superhero in the MCU. Finally, a small sliver of the veil has been lifted today with the first exclusive photos of the film from EW. We’ve also found out one major bit of plot news—Captain Marvel is not your traditional origin story, despite this being our first look at the titular superhero.

The film will reveal Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) early days, but this won’t be your typical “here’s how it all began” story like 2008’s Iron Man or, if you’ll allow us to cross over to the DC, Batman Begins. EW reports that the movie starts on Kree where Danvers is serving as a member of the elite Kree military division, Starforce.

That takes us back decades and will revive some of the characters we have since lost in other Marvel battles. For instance, say hello again to Korath (Djimon Hounsou) and Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) who previously popped up in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.

Nick Fury is back and looking younger than we’ve ever seen him. He also has both eyes in full working order. Samuel L. Jackson was digitally de-aged to jump back in time for the 1990s setting. (Infinity War spoilers ahead) Fury and Danvers presumably have a significant relationship. As half of the world is obliterated (for the time being, at least) after Thanos’ snap, the Avengers: Infinity War post credit scene revealed Fury put in a call to Captain Marvel herself. These two have some history that will hopefully be revealed in the upcoming film.

Jude Law marks his second entry of the year into a major movie franchise. After taking up the role of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Law will join the MCU as Danvers’ mentor, Mar-Vell. Law looks fierce when he’s suited up alongside Lee Pace in a BTS image, but there’s nothing cuter than his matching outfit with Larson during training.

Captain Marvel snagged one of the best actors at being bad, Ben Mendelsohn. He sports two looks in the new images as both the Skrull leader Talos and in his human imitating Earth form. Both are terrifying in different ways, and Mendelsohn could deliver one of the best superhero villains of the MCU.

Marvel Studios' CAPTAIN MARVEL Brie Larson (left) gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander (right), on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Photo: Brad Baruh ©Marvel Studios 2019
Brie Larson (left) gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander (right), on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Photo: Brad Baruh ©Marvel Studios 2019

Danvers is, of course, an accomplished Air Force pilot, but she isn’t the only kickass woman in the skies. Lashana Lynch plays Danvers’ close friend Maria Rambeau who goes by the call sign “Photon.” She even has her name emblazoned on her plane, which gives her the award for the coolest photo from the film so far.

Check out all of the images on EW.com now.

Captain Marvel flies into the MCU March 8.

Featured Image: Captain Marvel poster courtesy: Walt Disney Studios/Marvel 

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Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.

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