We won’t get to see Captain Marvel, the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film, in theaters until March, but an exclusive Entertainment Weekly shoot gives us our first official glimpse of Brie Larson’s take on the superpowered character.
Unofficial photos of the set previously revealed that unlike the comics, where Captain Marvel’s costume is red, blue and gold, Larson’s costume is (at least initially) teal, silver and dark blue. Fans have pointed out that this teal suit is reminiscent of the first Captain Marvel: the alien hero Mar-Vell, who sported a green color scheme. Of course, Captain Marvel is an origin story that takes place in the ’90s, way before Carol Danvers will meet up with the Avengers as teased in the post-credit scene of Infinity War. That means there’s plenty of time for her to adapt the traditional suit over the course of the movie.
The official photos show off Larson in full-on Captain Marvel gear. Looks like those previously leaked photos were just a preview of the full thing — and that Captain Marvel will don her comics costume.
The future is female! Here’s your exclusive first look at @BrieLarson as @CaptainMarvel, the galaxy’s newest — and most powerful — star: https://t.co/EKfHhGIhUa pic.twitter.com/xhD00bdfF0— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018
“She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face,” Larson tells EW of the character. “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.”
Along with Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou and Clark Gregg are set to return to their MCU roles. Among those joining the cast are Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Annette Bening. Captain Marvel is set for a March 8, 2019, release.