CAPTAIN MARVEL | Step aside Thor, Marvel’s strongest super gets a debut teaser…
ETA | 8 MARCH / CAPTAIN MARVEL OPENS NEXT YEAR.
The MCU has progressed in real time (more or less). But as an amnesiac Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) falling into a Blockbuster shows, Captain Marvel is set mainly in the past. The early ’90s, to be precise.
Further proof: digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson as a biocular Nick Fury. Long before the Avengers Initiative, Fury was a S.H.I.E.L.D suit ready to quit, until he met “renegade soldier” Danvers.
Shape-shifting aliens the Skrulls make their MCU debut. Amidst a war with the Kree, the Skrulls invade Earth under Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos, who hides in plain sight as Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. boss.
Skipping the usual origin story structure, Danvers is introduced as a member of elite Kree warrior team StarForce, alongside Gemma Chan’s sadistic sniper Minn-Erva and Djimon Hounsou’s Korath.
But with “powers that are off the charts” (Kevin Feige’s words), Carol is more than a match for the ugly green E.T.s, especially when she taps into into her ‘binary form’. Thanos must be bricking it.
They’re led by Jude Law’s “devout” commander. Initially rumoured to be playing the heroic Mar-vell, speculation has shifted to YonRogg, a Kree warlord with ties to “turdblossom” Ronan the Accuser.