Faster than a speeding bullet -- no wait, that's DC. Stronger than even The Hulk -- Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, will be the ultimate powerhouse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige shared the scoop in an interview with Vulture, discussing the 2019 film with Brie Larson in the lead role.
"With Captain Marvel, there's so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who've had that mantle that we've been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we're doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that's what's been delaying that particular announcement."
Speaking of her powers, Feige confirmed they plan to go full throttle on that front, right in her introduction:
"It's very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we've ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she's introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we've ever had. It's important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that."
Brie Larson, as you know, is the reigning Best Actress Oscar winner for her role in "The Room." Who is Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel? According to her character bio, Major Carol Danvers was first shown "as a member of the U.S. Air Force in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968) and debuted as the first incarnation of Ms. Marvel in Ms. Marvel #1 (January 1977) after a fusion of alien Kree and human genes gives her superhuman powers, which occurred in Captain Marvel #18 (November 1969)."
Collider quoted her list of powers, so fans know how she's truly more powerful than the impressive lineup of Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, etc.:
"Danvers possesses superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly six times the speed of sound, retains her sixth sense, and can discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy, which she fires from her fingertips. She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon. When sufficiently augmented, she can withstand the pressure from a 92-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force, although Hank Pym theorized that this likely was not her limit."
The "Captain Marvel" origin story is scheduled for release in theaters March 8, 2019. A director has yet to be named, but we should expect to hear that soon.
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