Captain Marvel set photos reveal major characters

Entertainment Weekly have released some first-look photos from the set of Captain Marvel today and they are very revealing.

First up: here’s our first good look at Captain Marvel‘s Skrulls, led by the villainous Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). They’re strolling in from the ocean, which makes us wonder if they crashed a ship, arrived via submarine, or were just taking a leisurely swim before getting beat up by Captain Marvel.

EW’s photo caption on this one contains some interesting info:

“Captain Marvel marks Samuel L. Jackson’s ninth appearance as Nick Fury, but this Nick is a lowly S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey (who hasn’t yet met any superheroes). He’s younger than we’ve ever seen him (Jackson was digitally de-aged for the role), and perhaps most shocking of all, he’s missing his signature eyepatch.”

Here’s another look at Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel suit.

And here’s Ronan The Accuser, who…well, who we’re quite surprised to see here! According to EW, Ronan (Lee Pace) will be a “high-ranking member of Kree society” in Captain Marvel, and won’t be the only Guardians of The Galaxy character to appear: we should also expect to see Djimon Hounsou’s Korath.

In this photo, we are reminded that Captain Marvel takes place in the ’90s. We are also learning that Carol Danvers is a Nine Inch Nails fan.

Here’s a look at Captain Marvel‘s Starforce team, an elite group of space-faring military fighters who travel the cosmos keeping chumps in line. Chumps like, say, Ronan The Accuser and Korath. That’s Ronan over there in the bottom left.

Entertainment Weekly has a few other photos in their gallery, but these were our favorites. Head on over there to see the rest, or stick around to dissect all of the above at length in the comments section below. We’re curious what you folks think about all this.

Thanks also to the folks at Entertainment Weekly we have a synopsis for the film and we’re keen to know how it connects with that post credits sequence from Infinity War:

“Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She’s left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by Jude Law’s enigmatic commander.

But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel baddies made all the more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader Talos, who spearheads a Skrull invasion of Earth.”

Have to admit that this doesn’t tell us much, but Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on 8 March, 2019. How excited are you for Captain Marvel? Weigh in on the comments below.

 

Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.

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