The good folks over at Entertainment Weekly scored yet another superhero scoop this morning, landing the first official image of Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. Naturally, they slapped that bad boy right on the cover of their dang magazine.
I mean, how could they not?
Well, the costume looks great and Brie Larson looks great in it. We have no complaints here.
We do have questions, however! We know that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's is a period piece taking place in the '90s, and - thanks to that exceptionally creepy post-credits scene - we know Captain Marvel herself will factor into the Russo Bros.' as-yet-untitled Infinity War sequel. We're just not sure how this is all gonna fit together!
Let's see if we can't divinate anything from EW's plot description:
"Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She’s left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by Jude Law’s enigmatic commander.
But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel baddies made all the more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader Talos, who spearheads a Skrull invasion of Earth."
OK, so, not much to go on in terms of connective tissue between Boden/Fleck's film and the Infinity War sequel, but that's fine. We're patient. We'll get there eventually. For now, let's take a moment to appreciate how rad it is that Larson's Captain Marvel will be fighting Skrulls in the '90s. That rules.
You can head on over to EW to read more about Captain Marvel, or you can head on down to the comments section to offer your feedback to the image above: feeling the costume? Not so much? Got reservations about championing the latest MCU joint so soon after Disney unceremoniously fired director James Gunn at the behest of literal internet Nazis? We wanna hear it all, so get to it and stay tuned for more on this one as further updates become available.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.