Marvel Studios made waves at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con by revealing that Oscar Award-winning actress Brie Larson would be stepping into the cosmic shoes of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, in the iconic hero’s forthcoming eponymous film. At this year’s Hall H panel, Marvel Studios revealed even more details about the hotly anticipated film, which will be the first female-led film in Marvel’s past decade of making superhero films. In front of a packed audience of thousands of screaming fans, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed that Captain Marvel will not only take place in the early 1990s, but it will feature the shapeshifting alien race, the Skrulls, as its villains.
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This marks the first appearance of the Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and clears up any confusion that the green-skinned aliens were not available to use in Disney’s Marvel movies due to an intellectual property rights entanglement with the Fantastic Four, whose film rights are currently owned by Fox. Whether or not specific characters like Super Skrull are available to appear in MCU films is another story, but longtime Marvel fans will be delighted to see that one of the staples of the Marvel Cosmic Universe will be included on its big screen counterpart.
The film’s 1990s setting won’t just mean loads of frosted tips, unfortunate bangs, and slap bracelets for the film’s stars; it also means we’ll be seeing a younger version of one particularly important Marvel character in particular: Nick Fury. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as the shadowy S.H.I.E.L.D. director in Captain Marvel, and will have TWO EYES. That’s right, this version of Fury won’t yet have a reason to wear a jaunty eyepatch, and I’m sure we’ll find out exactly what happened to impact his eyesight by the end of our first foray into Carol Danvers’ world.
Everything you need to know about Captain Marvel
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We will continue to report more details as they develop.
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