2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Captain Marvel. Not only will the character make her first big-screen appearance in “Avengers: Infinity War,” it looks like her iconic design will be featured on some American gear at the Pyeongchang Olympics that same year. The NBC Olympics’ Twitter account has released an image teasing American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s new Captain Marvel-inspired look for the global event.
The image, which captures Shiffrin holding her skies in a winter environment, shows the 22-year-old dressed in gear based on Captain Marvel’s current look. NBC captioned the photo “Game. Face. ON. @MikaelaShiffrin is working it at the #WinterOlympics promo shoot.”
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) April 27, 2017
Shiffrin won a gold medal in slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. That win made her the youngest slalom champion in the event’s storied history. She’s also not the only American athlete who has been caught sporting a superhero-styled look lately. Fellow athletes Julia Mancuso and Jared Goldberg have new gear inspired by Marvel characters, which they debuted at the FIS Alpine World Cup Championships in February. The gear is a result of a new two-year collaboration between ski apparel maker Spyder and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
The design is inspired by Carol Danvers iteration of the character. Danvers, who has been a member of the Marvel Universe since 1968, took up the mantle of Captain Marvel in 2012’s “Avenging Spider-Man” #9. This version of the character will become the first female Marvel hero to get her own solo movie on March 8, 2019.
“Captain Marvel” will start filming in February. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are slated to direct the movie, which was written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. The film stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and may feature an appearance from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.