Well, you can’t say they didn’t warn us. Yesterday, Brie Larson and EW conspired to break the Internet.
And they’ve delivered on their promise.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018
Until today, the Internet was pretty free of Captain Marvel imagery – with an illustration on some merchandise the only proper glimpse we’d gotten of the MCU’s Marvel.
Oh, and there was also that picture of her wearing a Marvel cap. Yaaaaay.
The film is resolutely set in the ‘90s, with Captain Marvel acting as a stop-gap prequel to introduce the character before she joins the fray in Avengers 4 (you know, unless she also turns to dust at the end of her movie – we stopped trusting Marvel to not break our hearts somewhere between Avengers: Infinity War’s ending and the day after they fired James Gunn).
Here’s the official synopsis:
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Marvel the next Marvel movie due to land in cinemas on 8 March 2019, it makes sense to start to hype train – and we wouldn’t be surprised if we got a trailer before the end of September.
Disney’s had a bit of a rough ride recently, with The Last Jedi backlash, Solo disappointment, and Gunn controversy – let’s hope Captain Marvel is a return to form, and not the next Green Lantern.