Captain Marvel: What You Need to Know

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We are so pumped to see Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the dual role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel when Marvel’s latest box-office juggernaut releases next week on March 7th! While the chapter of ‘The Avengers’ as we know it may be closing with the release of Avengers: Endgame this April, Marvel is showing no signs of slowing down with many new films being announced.

Before we jump back into the gargantuan that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here’s what you need to know heading into Captain Marvel.

We’re heading into the past

Dig out your Britney and Backstreet Boys casettes, because we’re headed to the 90s! Captain Marvel is set over 20 years ago, so expect to see some familiar faces in their heyday.

Guardians of the Galaxy villain Ronan will make a return in this film, and audiences will be treated to a much-younger Nick Fury thanks to some serious CGI work on Samuel L. Jackson. Fury’s been shown sans his trademark eyepatch in snippets we’ve seen so far, so chances are we’ll see how he came to lose his eye in Captain Marvel.

We’ll see more of the Kree

The Kree is an alien species that we were introduced to in Guardians of the Galaxy five years ago. Technologically advanced, the Kree are no strangers to war - it’s a huge part of life on their planet.

The Kree form a huge part of how Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. A U.S. Air Force Officer, Danvers unknowingly works alongside a Kree in human form (Dr. Lawson - known as Captain Marvel) on a military base. When a Kree device detonates and Danvers is injured in the explosion, Dr. Lawson is able to save her life; but fuses her human DNA with Kree DNA in the process. As a result, Danvers becomes an alien hybrid with superhuman powers.

The film kicks off post-incident with Danvers having no memory of her human life on Earth, so the movie will be almost an origin-story in reverse as she rediscovers her human beginnings.

This likely won’t be the last we see of Captain Marvel

Those well-versed with MUC films will know - you always hang around until the end of the credits (much to the annoyance of cinema workers, but they can wait!!). At the end of the last Avengers film, we saw Nick Fury send out a distress call on an ancient-looking beeper - and he received the Captain Marvel logo in response.

We can almost be certain that the character will play a pretty big role in the fourth Avengers movie, and potentially be a recurring character in films to come.

Turns out that Marvel had actually wanted to introduce Captain Marvel a while ago - but held off on making her a part of the Avengers in Age of Ultron to give the character’s story the attention it deserved.

We’re pretty excited to see not only the origin of Captain Marvel next week, but where she’s headed next!

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