WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Captain Marvel, in theaters now.
Andy Park, Director of Visual Development for Marvel Studios, revealed the secrets behind the various Starforce costumes presently gracing the screen in Captain Marvel in an enlightening new interview.
In Brie Larson's first solo outing as Carol Danvers, fans have heaped praise on her initial Kree military uniform design, as well as the iconic red and blue she takes after she breaks ranks and aligns with Earth.
Now, Park has shared key insights into Carol's first costume and the similar Starforce uniforms worn by Jude Law's Yon-Rogg and the alien Kree strike force. Starforce team that which indicate that while to the common eye they all seem the same, that's not the case at all.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Park divulged details that were too subtle for our eyes to catch, such as the stripes on the arms of each Kree uniform the denote rank, just as in various countries' military units in the real world.
Park also points out that each Hala-star design found on a Kree soldier's chest is actually a little bit different. Captain Marvel has a unique one, but so do soldiers like Gemma Chan's Minn-Erva and Djimon Honsou's Korath. The symbols reflect their personalities as well as what's essentially their celebrity status back on Hala.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit comes when Park reveals why the Kree can change the color of their suits. That feature allows them to camouflage for different missions and environments, or in Carol's case, to defect. The interview also highlights other minor changes and an attention to detail that reflects a deep understanding of Carol Danvers and what she symbolizes.
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 is in theaters now and 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 Mar-Vell/the Supreme Intelligence.