Captain Marvel, the next Marvel Cinematic Universe epic, looks to draw from Carol Danvers' extensive comic book history with nods and references to various elements and aspects of the character and her stories. Newly released art promoting Marvel Legends figures tying into the upcoming film have confirmed that another major moment from the character's history will be referenced in the film.
Revealed on Marvel.com, two Marvel Legends figures by Hasbro will be released sometime next month with Carol Danvers outfitted for battle in her Starforce uniform and, more interestingly, a figure depicting her in her powered-up Binary form.
Created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum in 1982's The Uncanny X-Men #164, Carol's alternate superhero ego as Binary was introduced after the character was experimented on by the extraterrestrial Brood. Genetically augmented with cosmic energy, the character would receive a dramatic power upgrade before changing identities again in the 90s. The figure will be on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart next month for $19.99.
With clips from the trailer showing Carol receiving some sort of experimentation before being seen in her powered up form in her iconic red and blue costume, the transformative moment from the comics may be recreated, albeit likely with a different alien race than the Brood, as the property had been licensed to Fox at the time. The Starforce Legends figure also revealed by Marvel and Hasbro will be sold exclusively at Target.
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, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives on March 8, 2019.