Everything We Know About The 'Captain Marvel' Movie So Far

Ever since Marvel Studios announced that they were making the new Captain Marvel movie, the studio’s first female-driven superhero movie, fans have been ravenously wondering about the film’s details. The trailer, released on September 18, gives us a little bit more insight, but the majority of the story is still kind of hazy.

Take a look at everything we know about Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and the wild ride we’re about to take alongside her beginning on March 8, 2019.

  1. The movie takes place in the 1990s

As is evident from the trailer, which features Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) crashing into a Blockbuster Video location (RIP), the film is set in the '90s. That’s before Tony Stark becomes Iron Man and while Captain America is still frozen in the ocean. She’s the first in a wave of iconic superheroes to rise up at the end of the 20th century, which is cool, but incidentally means that the Earth is being attacked by aliens A LOT.

  1. Captain Marvel was born with her powers

Though in her comics Carol Danvers is exposed to an alien device in an incident involving the original, male version of the Captain Marvel superhero, the movie’s origin story is all new. The Hollywood Reporter says that in the film, Danvers’ mother was a Kree alien, meaning she had all of her superhuman abilities from birth and did not need to rely on a man to receive them. Way to insert some well-rounded and reasonable feminist sentiment, Marvel!

  1. …But the movie is not an origin story

When the story begins, Carol already has her powers. According to Entertainment Weekly, her main internal conflict in the film is “trying to figure out how to reconcile her alien abilities with her more human flaws.” What a relief to find that we can relate to a superhero without having to watch their origin story again and again!

  1. She works with a military team called Starforce

As half-Kree alien, Captain Marvel fits right in with a team of intergalactic soldiers that may also include Guardians of the Galaxy’s Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Honsou). New to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is Kree geneticist Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) and Starforce’s commander played by Jude Law, whose character relative to the comics is still yet unknown.

  1. We get to meet a young Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson’s S.H.I.E.L.D. operative (now with hair, no beard, and both eyes!) narrates the Captain Marvel trailer. Apparently, working with Captain Marvel turned Fury from what EW calls a “desk jockey” into the world-class agent we met in Avengers. We also get to see a younger version of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). No, I’m still not over his death, but this is fine for now.

  1. She might not be punching an actual old lady in the trailer

Sure, it represents the crumbling of the traditional ways, but the old lady she socks in the kisser may not be as innocent as she seems, according to The Wrap. Captain Marvel’s team fights an alien race called the Skrulls, who have the ability to shape-shift and can take on the form of humans. Captain Marvel doesn’t just go around punching any old people- she just serves justice.

Take another look at the Captain Marvel trailer.