Everything You Need to Know About Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is set to star in 2019's Captain Marvel, but what are the roots of this female super hero and why is she so important to the future of the MCU? Here's everything fans need to know about the character based on her comic book roots and her big screen debut.

Just days after Marvel Studios secured their 20th No. 1 opening with Ant-Man and the Wasp, Brie Larson hopped on IG to let the world know that after 75 days of filming, Captain Marvel had finished principal photography. When it comes to Marvel and their film division, the game really doesn't stop.

While fans have known since the summer of 2016 that Larson was stepping into the role of Captain Marvel,  they also knew that it'd be a while before we'd actually see her onscreen. One of the [SPOILER ALERT] post-credits scenes from Avengers: Infinity War clearly featured Nick Fury reaching out to Captain Marvel at the direst of moments, but we still have to wait until March 8, 2019 before we actually get the character on the big screen in the flesh. One interesting thing to note is that while heads have known for roughly two years that Brie Larson as Captain Marvel was coming, most don't actually know who Captain Marvel is. If your Infinity War theater was like mine, you heard people immediately asking what the hell the symbol on Fury's pager meant.

While her character might not be as immediately recognizable as a Captain America or the Hulk, there is a five-decade history surrounding Captain Marvel that will be condensed into a two-hour feature for Marvel Studios. With the latest trailer giving us more insight into what the film will look like, now is the perfect time to give you a primer on Captain Marvel. She's the newest super being in the MCU, and appears to be the most important character for the future of the MCU, especially if she is the key to helping reverse Thanos' reign of terror. Here's everything you need to know about Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel wasn't always a woman

Captain Mar Vell

There have been numerous Captain Marvels

Captain Marvels

Her name is Carol Danvers

Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is the total package

Captain Marvel punching things

That cat might not be a cat at all


Captain Marvel might be the key to stopping Thanos

Thor, Thanos and Captain Marvel

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