Set reports from Marvel Studios’ anticipated “Captain Marvel” feature have gone online and go into more details about the story, its characters and its impact on the MCU moving forward.
Set in the 1990s, the story follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races – the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls.
The first interesting comment comes from producer Jonathan Schwartz who confirmed to Cinema Blend that behind-the-scenes conversations have been happening regarding the possibility of an adaptation of the storyline “Secret Invasion”:
“Yes we talked about Secret Invasion. I wouldn’t go into this movie saying ‘Which one of these superheroes is a Skrull?’ because Carol’s is more or less the first superhero to show up on Earth. But are we planting seeds for future movies? Always.”
In the comics, the shapeshifting aliens made a plan to colonize Earth as a replacement for their destroyed homeworld and they began replacing key individuals with Skrulls in disguise. As this film introduces them into the canon its sets up the possibility that, much like with H.Y.D.R.A. in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” there’s been a brewing conspiracy of them in place for decades – waiting to strike.
Another interesting one comes from Samuel L. Jackson who, whilst speaking with ET Online, discussed the titular character’s formidable powers and how they go beyond her capabilities in the comics:
“She’s pretty much the strongest character – in terms of someone with powers are able to do things – in the Marvel universe. So, for Carol Danvers to be that person and for Brie to become that person, it’s gonna be a dynamite thing. I mean, [the Avengers] are up against some really, really tough odds right now – we saw throughout Infinity War – so now we know that we need something that’s as powerful as Thanos. And at some point, we’ll find out how powerful she is and all the things that she’s capable of. She’s one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so.”
Larson trained for nine months prior to the film and a new featurette is out going into her preparation for the role. “Captain Marvel” will debut in cinemas on March 8th.