It’s taken ten years and 20 movies for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to finally dedicate an entire property to a female lead. Yes there was talk five years ago about a standalone Black Widow movie with Scarlet Johansson but that never materialised, but now we have Captain Marvel with Brie Larson
The plot of Captain Marvel rattles along like so:
Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kreemilitary team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the centre of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.
This movie is a prequel in that it’s quite clearly set in the 90s and explores Nick Fury’s, (Samuel L Jackson), back story and how he came to lead the Avengers and probably how he lost an eye. It also features a much younger Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg and according to cast listings Lee Pace and Djimoun Hounsou pop up reprising their Guardians Of The Galaxy roles of Ronan the Accuser and Korath.
This property not only cements a strong female character in the Marvel universe but will obviously act as an important bridge to connect the Galaxy characters to the Avengers. Clever move Marvel.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for release on 8th March 2019.