A first proper look at Brie Larson in her Captain Marvel role has arrived in the form of an EW cover, and we’re loving it.
Larson also gave EW a little taste of what to expect from the character.
“She can’t help but be herself,” she said. “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. 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.”
Captain Marvel is set to revolve around Brie Larson’s superhero Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who finds herself with superpowers after a freak accident that causes her DNA to fuse with that of an alien.
The film will be set in the nineties, and will also star Jude Law as Carol Danvers’ mentor Dr Walter Lawson, Gemma Chan as alien geneticist/spy Captain Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as an as yet unspecified villain, Annette Bening and Lashana Lynch in undisclosed roles, and Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury before he famously lost one of his eyes.
Also reprising their Marvel roles are Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Djimon Hounsou as Korath and Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.
The film is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with a screenplay by Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Kevin Feige is of course producing, and Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Stan Lee and Jonathan Schwartz are all serving as executive producers.
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