It’s the road to Marvel’s first solo female superhero film, Captain Marvel, and today has been filled with lots of news regarding the film. Collider was lucky enough to go and visit the set last year and they have lots of information to share.
When it comes to the films plot we know the setting will in the 90’s and it’s being touted as a 90’s action flick influenced by films such as Robocop and Terminator 2.
As far as the story goes, Collider was able to get a brief description of key plot details:
“The movie starts with the Captain Marvel character already in outer space, already having superpowers and already fighting on the side of the Kree in the Kree-Skrull war.” She doesn’t remember her human past and has been inducted into the Kree army. In fact, she loves being a Kree. Early in the movie, Captain Marvel and Starforce are “dispatched on a mission to an alien planet to fight the Skrulls, and over the course of that mission, Brie Larson’s character gets captured by the Skrulls.” Ultimately, Captain Marvel winds up on Earth, crashing through the roof of a Blockbuster video store, and that’s when we get a “younger, two-eyed version of Agent Fury and the two of them together kind of have to stop the Skrull plot on Earth, and at the same time, get to the root of Carol’s past.”
We will be seeing part of the Kree/Skrull war or enough of it at least. The film will be split 50/50 between focusing on Earth and Space. The film will follow a non traditional origin format which will see Carol already a hero at the beginning with bits of her past sprinkled in so we see how she became Captain Marvel. We will sort of be regaining her memory with her as she learns about who she really is.
The film will have humor, like most Marvel films, and it’s being compared to the humor in Doctor Strange. We will also see Carol’s full set of powers on display in this film from flight to proton blasts and even time travel according to Samuel L. Jackson. Not sure how that is capable but I guess we will see. Also the tesseract is set to make an appearance in the film.
This film isn’t only a Carol Danvers origin story, it is also a Nick Fury story. We will see Nick learning of superheroes for the first time plus he will meet Agent Coulson for the first time as well. We know from the trailers that this is prey eyepatch Fury and his missing eye will be addressed in this movie as well.
Jude Law’s character is still a mystery, labeled only as the Supreme Intellegence. My heart says he will still end up being Mar-Vell but I’m sure there is going to be some huge twist to his role.
The film doesn’t directly set up Secret Invasion but the seed is planted that there are Skrulls amongst us and they could be anyone. Hydra will also have a presence but won’t be a focus in the movie.
There is so much to chew on when it comes to this movie. Captain Marvel is going to shape a lot of the MCU going forward. It’s going to answer a lot of questions about why Nick Fury is the way he is, Why the Avengers where created, and much more.
How do you feel about this news? Are you ready for March to get here? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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