With the beginning of principal photography fast approaching for Captain Marvel, star Brie Larson paid a visit to a U.S. Air Force Base in preparation for her role as Carol Danvers.
Photos surfaced Thursday night on Instagram of Larson wearing a custom flight duty uniform at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada. The actress was said to be conducting research for her role, with base personnel showing her the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
The F15C, which Larson is shown with in the photo below, is a tactical aircraft that’s been in use by the Air Force since 1976. It was revealed last year that the Air Force is considering retiring the aircraft in favor of the F-16s.
With filming of Captain Marvel set to take place in California, it’s unknown what brought Larson to the Nevada base. However, as fans will note, the Air Force is an important part of Carol’s story. In the comics, Carol enlists at age 18, and rises to the rank of major.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is set to hit theaters on March 6, 2019.
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