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‘Captain Marvel’ Is Coming, We Got Our First Look Today

Marvel’s Captain Marvel is coming to theaters next March, and we got a first look at Brie Larson’s comic adventure today from Entertainment Weekly.

Larson looks properly heroic, but this isn’t her first comic book adaptation; she played the somewhat-villainous Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is still one of the best comic book movies ever made.

EW also showed off a younger-looking Sam Jackson as Nick Fury, Lee Pace’s return as Ronan the Accuser and our first look at the Skrulls, a race of alien shape-shifters who first appeared in Fantastic Four #3 all the way back in 1962. We also got a look at Jude Law as Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel. They weren’t putting a lot of thought into Captain Marvel when they first created him, they just wanted to steal the trademark from DC so they pumped that shit out in a hurry. Seriously, if your name is Mar-Vell, how does calling yourself Captain Marvel hide your identity at all?

Director Anna Boden gave EW some information about the character of Carol Danvers.

“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection,” says Boden, who’s the MCU’s first female director. “But what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness.”

Marvel’s first female director, hunh? That’s pretty cool, but let’s hope a group of Nazis on Twitter doesn’t find an offensive joke she told 15 years ago or Bob Iger will fire her and then steadfastly refuse to admit he made a mistake even if it puts thousands of people out of work.

I’m sure that Captain Marvel will be a good but not great movie, just like all the other Marvel movies. It’s also a pretty interesting that Marvel has such a need to release three movies a year that they’re putting out this extended flashback in between acts of the new Avengers movie. On the bright side, it might feel more like one of the old Marvel movies. In addition to Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg are appearing as Maria Hill and Phil Coulson, characters who have been noticeably absent in the recent films.

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