Not to be outdone by its industry rival and comrade-in-entertainment, Marvel Studios has once again pulled out all the stops for its Saturday panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Along with new footage for Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel panel revealed extensive details about Captain Marvel, the latest superhero solo film starring Carol Danvers in the titular legacy role as portrayed by actress Brie Larson.
What we know about the plot now includes its unique setting, new character information and the main villains of the film. Captain Marvel will be set during the 1990s, which means the few current MCU characters we see will be younger versions of themselves without the baggage, character development – and, in the case of one important character, his signature missing eye.
In other words, Nick Fury has once again been confirmed to co-star in Captain Marvel after various rumors about his involvement. Significantly, he will have both working eyes when we see him, and we may presumably see the story behind the scarring in this film.
Fury’s new old look isn’t the only thing to be excited about, as another iconic group of Marvel characters is set to premiere in their first MCU appearance during the Captain Marvel film. Thanks to exclusive concept art showcased during the panel, we now know that the Skrulls, a shapeshifting alien race, will serve as the film’s main villains.
The implication of all this news is pleasantly surprising for Marvel fans. Captain Marvel will give us an origin story that is a bit older than some of our current modern heroes, so that by the time we get to Infinity War we will see a Captain Marvel who has long had time to embrace her role as a superhero. The appearance of the Skrulls also has long-term implications for the MCU: they are an intelligent alien race whose existence points to the endless possibilities of a “bigger universe” of trouble, specifically the iconic comic storyline Secret Invasion.
Are you excited to see the Captain Marvel film following this new information? What do you think about the slightly older setting and new villains? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Captain Marvel is set to fly into theaters on March 8, 2019.
Source: Screen Rant