Next to nothing is known about the upcoming “Captain Marvel” film slated to hit theaters in 2019. Details like the film’s director, plot and main antagonist are still up in the air; all we know is that Brie Larson will be taking on the mantle of the eponymous cosmic heroine. Today, though, fans know at least one more thing, and that’s what Captain Marvel’s costume may look like when the film finally does release.
The revelation comes in the form of concept art keyframes revealed to ScreenRant that show an illustrated depiction of Larson as Carol Danvers. The art was provided by “Ant-Man and the Wasp” director Peyton Reed and came along with accompanying illustrations for “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Sadly, the art Reed revealed was not made available for publication, but ScreenRant was more than willing to offer a detailed description.
According to ScreenRant, the keyframe art showed Captain Marvel in a suit that mirrored her most current comic book incarnation, down to the color scheme and emblem on her chest. The suit was not as thin and skintight as the comics version, though, and, instead, appeared plated, “kind of like Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ suit.” The costume did not include Captain Marvel’s helmet, nor was Larson’s hair styled as a mohawk. The suit looked “practical and layered,” similar to the costume donned by the movie version of Captain America, though “more streamlined and space-y.”
Reed’s art reveal was also accompanied by two other images, one of which saw Captain Marvel standing heroically, her fists aglow. The other showed her in a city environment, flanked on all sides by green robots. While Reed did not make the artwork available for publication, according to ScreenRant, artist Dave Keenan’s fan depiction closely matches what the director presented.
Captain Marvel has gone through numerous costume redesigns since the character’s debut as Ms. Marvel in 1977. At the time, the character wore a mask, gloves, scarf, boots and a long-sleeved midriff-bearing red top that connected to a pair of black underwear. The character was redesigned in 2012 by artist Jamie McKelvie in a reboot helmed by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Dexter Soy. Captain Marvel’s latest costume has the heroine in skintight, body length blue costume with red gloves and a red sash around her waist.
Debuting in theaters in 2019, “Captain Marvel” is a production of Marvel Studios starring Brie Larson.