Marvel has a history of recruiting some of the coolest celebs to bring their superheroes to life. From Robert Downey to ScarJo to Chris Evans, they have all the best actors playing the characters we hold in high esteem. We don’t take it lightly. Of course, now, they’ve got another.
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Oscar-winning actor Brie Larson had her first ever Captain Marvel photos revealed this week. She was announced as the lead role back in 2016 and ever since, fans have been buzzing about how Carol Danvers (best known as Captain Marvel) will fly off the page and onto the screen. Her attire is a bit different than in the original comic; the colors are deeper, the sash is replaced with a belt, and the actual material doesn’t look like that infamous superhero spandex. We’re not complaining though.
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The character, created in 1968, has always had a specific look that fans have come to know and love. Her fierce mohawk, often accompanied with a kick-ass helmet are a trademark look within the comic series. However, Kelly Sue DeConnick spoke with Vanity Fair about the costume controversy.
What works in comic books and what works in live action is very different. You want to have a sense of that? Just walk around a comic-book convention. See the dudes who champion these very skimpy costumes judging women and berating them for wearing it in real life. What will work on the page and what will work in three dimensions is very different.
Even Larson herself is getting tweets about what fans think should be done: “Every day I have people yelling at me on Twitter like, ‘You better have long hair’ or ‘You better have a mohawk’ or ‘You better wear the helmet’ or ‘You better not wear the helmet.’ Someone’s going to be mad.”
Clearly, these fans are serious about the latest superhero to hit theaters. Can you blame them? But after these photos I think it’s safe to say they’re as satisfied as they are excited. The film is still six months away, but we can’t help but embrace the fierceness and bad-ass qualities that Captain Marvel is known for.
Also keep an eye out for Larson’s counterpart, Jude Law, set to play the leader of the Kree people, a super advanced alien race.
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“He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people,” Law tells Entertainment Weekly. “So he’s almost a devout warrior– unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.” It sounds like these two are going to have some serious parts to play, but surely they can handle it whatever Marvel throws at them.