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Captain Marvel Trailer

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Captain Marvel, explained by the people who reimagined her

While DeConnick didn’t create Carol Danvers, she did reshape the hero’s legacy from Ms. Marvel into Captain Marvel, a move that immediately ignited a community, captured imaginations and proved that Danvers could shoulder the weight of being the first female character to get her own Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8, 2019, with Brie Larson in the title role. Captain Marvel #1, written by DeConnick and drawn by Dexter Soy, came out in Sept. 2012 and immediately sold out. Eight months later, Marvel executives had a script for a Carol Danvers movie on their desks. By late 2014, Captain Marvel was officially announced. Captain Marvel, despite carrying the publisher’s name, was never a character who got much attention outside of the world of Marvel Comics — or even inside of it. Unlike many of her cinematic counterparts, Carol Danvers’ movie adaptation is arguably based on less than a decade of storytelling, primarily from one writer. She’s a character who might not exist if not for U.S. trademark law. She was made a superhero explicitly to tap into the feminist movement of the 1970s. And when she hits screens, she’ll be the most powerful superhero in the MCU.

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The film’s director Todd Phillips shared a picture of the make-up less Phoenix in character as simply “Arthur” on his Instagram; it was previously revealed that Phoenix’s character would be named Arthur Fleck in the film. The movie will be an origin story of the villain who was previously portrayed on the big screen by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and, most recently, Jared Leto. “Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen,” the film’s synopsis states. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

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