Marvel has officially announced the kick off of production on its first female-led film, Captain Marvel. The studio released a photo of Carol Danvers actress Brie Larson receiving flight lessons on a trip to Nellis Air Force Base. You can check out the image below:
Along with the image, Marvel sent out a detailed press release announcing the official cast of the film and revealing a new plot synopsis. The major news on the casting side is that MCU veteran and current Agents of Shield actor Clark Gregg is set to appear in the film as, you guessed it, Philip Coulson. With Nick Fury confirmed to be playing an integral role, Coulson’s return only makes sense.
Another MCU alum returning for Captain Marvel is Lee Pace, who is set to once again portray Ronan the Accuser. Ronan was the main antagonist of 2014s Guardians of the Galaxy. He was a Kree fanatic who attempted to destroy the planet Xandar with the help of the Power Stone before he ran into the Guardians. Ronan’s primary confidante Korath the Pursuer, played by Djimon Hounsou, will also have a role in the upcoming Marvel film.
You can check out the full cast and the newly released plot synopsis below:
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsoh, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
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 hits in theaters on March 8, 2019.