SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Captain Marvel, in theaters now.
The cosmic uniform donned by Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel played an important part in the movie, even evolving along with the character when she questions her origin and sets her focus on new horizons. Like all superhero costumes, though, it took a lot of work behind the scenes for the design to be finalized.
Marvel Studios Visual Development Director Andy Park tweeted his concept art for the suit that Carol wears as a Kree Starforce member through the first half of the film. "Vers of StarForce!" Park said of the images, referring to the name the character used when her real name and history were shrouded in mystery. "I did a bunch of designs that deviated more from her final hero look. But sticking to the hero costume w/diff colors was approved by [the film's directors] #AnnaBoden [and] @fleckryan1."
Vers of StarForce! I did a bunch of designs that deviated more from her final hero look. But sticking to the hero costume w/diff colors was approved by #AnnaBoden @fleckryan1 This then became the basis for the rest of StarForce who were designed by @IanJoynerArt #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/uyvmpAYoz3— Andy Park (@andyparkart) March 13, 2019
In the movie, Carol makes a point of distancing herself from Starforce by changing the colors of her outfit from the team's signature green and black into the red, blue and gold that compose her "hero costume." Park's comments show that the final design of the costume came first and that the green version was selected to mirror it in all but color -- which makes sense, as the integrated controls Carol used to alter her suit affected only its hue.
Park also explained, "This then became the basis for the rest of the StarForce who were designed by [concept design artist] @IanJoynerArt." Since Carol's outfit began as a uniform, the rest of her team would have to be wearing the same thing she was, of course. After the change in color scheme, the costume includes both a tribute to her history with Starforce and her own unique style and human connections.
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 the commander of Starforce, 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, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence.