First Captain Marvel Plot Details Tease Carol Danvers' Origin

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After months of anticipation, the first official shot of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel has finally been released. And no, it's not just the blue and green costume that was spotted on the set of the film -- this is the real, official, red, navy and gold Captain Marvel suit.

The unveiling of this first image came courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who also offered a few interesting details about the premise of Marvel's next big film, Captain Marvel.

To start things off, the EW article reveals that, contrary to most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that introduced new superheroes -- like Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor and Doctor Strange -- Captain Marvel will not offer a traditional origin story. In fact, at the start of the film, Carol Danvers will already possess her extraordinary abilities and will have leaved Earth behind to fight alongside a Kree military strike team known as Starforce.

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Throughout the film however, Carol will find her way back home, where she will face off against the shape-shifting Skrulls, who are plotting an invasion of planet Earth. These Skrulls will be led by Ben Mendelsohn's villainous character, Talos.

Speaking with EW, actor Brie Larson also offered some info on her take on Carol Danvers: "She can’t help but be herself. She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw."

"This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection," adds Anna Boden, one of the co-directors of the film. "But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness."

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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, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives March 8, 2019.

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