The plot follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. A police lieutenant from New Orleans, she possesses the ability to transform herself into any form of energy. It would be a huge statement of intent to cast a black female superhero alongside Brie Larson, proof that Marvel is dedicated to diversifying their films from here on out.
Since SDCC, the movie's release date shifted several times until locking down March 6, 2019. Details surrounding her character remain unknown. Because of confusing Marvel Comics lore, she later names herself Photon, Pulsar, and Spectrum, but she remains an impressive figure, even going on to lead the Avengers at one point.
Everything is coming up roses for Wise, with a continuing series and major role in the Marvel's Captain Marvel feature.
We're already getting Carol Danvers' origin in this movie, so it wouldn't be a stretch for someone else to get powers by the film's end, right?
In addition to Larson and Wise, the film also stars Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and another Star Wars veteran, Samuel L. Jackson, who will reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Nick Fury.
Though their paths rarely cross in the comics, we know that the MCU is built from concepts taken from Marvel rather than direct storylines. Is Marvel looking to bring that dynamic to the big screen?