What you need to know about Captain Marvel and her upcoming movie

September 6, 2018 - 6:40 PM
Brie Larson stars as Marvel's intergalactic "starfarer" Captain Marvel. (Marvel Studios release)

Comic book fans are excited for superhero season to get back on track after Marvel Studios finally premiered preview images of the long-awaited “Captain Marvel.”

Images of Brie Larson who plays the titular superheroine have been released in Entertainment Magazine.

The former Oscar Best Actress first took on comic book adaptations when she played minor villain Envy Adams in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”

Fans are pumped after seeing a preview of “Captain Marvel,” the first film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to focus on a female character, which is expected to premiere in March 2019.

The origins of Captain Marvel

Air force pilot Carol Danvers in the comics is just the second person to don the mantle of Captain Marvel.

The original Captain Marvel, a member of the Kree race named Mar-vell, was Marvel’s frontline superhero for intergalactic story arcs before being killed off in the 1980s.

The cover of he collected edition of “The Death of Captain Marvel” (Artwork by Jim Starlin)

Jude Law will play Mar-vell, who will serve as Danvers’ mentor in the movie.

The character of Carol Danvers imbibed the powers of Captain Marvel when she was dragged into a battle between the Avengers and alien invaders after she was accidentally knocked into a device that mutated her into a superhuman being with the genes of the powerful Kree race.

The second Captain Marvel (Artwork by Jamie Mckelvie)

“Captain Marvel” will premier in March 2019 and is expected to set up the stage for “Avengers 4” which will premiere in the month after.

Comic book fans are already speculating on how the role Captain Marvel will play as the superheroes of the Marvel Universe seek to strike back at big baddie Thanos.