When Brie Larson's Carol Danvers finally suits up as Captain Marvel in Marvel Studios' highly anticipated film, she will fly into action in a costume inspired by a fairly recent addition to the comics. When the character debuted in 1977's Ms. Marvel #1, her superhero costume was quite revealing -- the equivalent of a one-piece bathing suit.
However, when Carol left behind the Ms. Marvel identity in 2012 to assume the mantle of Captain Marvel, she received a new, full-body costume that's far more modern, tactical and protective. This costume, which debuted in Captain Marvel #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy, served as inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's take on the character.
While it was already Marvel Studios' intent to use this design for the big screen, Academy Award-winner Brie Larson still made it clear that she didn't want to wear Ms. Marvel's old, 1970s costume.
In a feature published by The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed one of the early meetings with Larson, during which she saw old Ms. Marvel comics on the wall. "If you look at the comics, the further you go back, the less clothes Carol Danvers seems to be wearing," Feige said. "Oftentimes it's a one-piece bathing suit basically, with outrageous comic proportions. … Brie pointed it out on the wall, and we went, 'Yeah … just so you know, that's not what we're doing.' She goes, 'OK. I didn't think so, but I'm glad you said that.'"
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.