With the release of the publicity photos for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain Marvel, fans have been able to get their first look at several aspects of the film, including the titular character’s iconic red and blue suit, a young Nick Fury, and a full look at the film’s antagonist, Talos. It turns out that the photos were not the only source of new information for the film as character descriptions have also been released. While the characters that have been described are those that were previously confirmed such as the aforementioned Fury and Talos, there is one character that had not been confirmed up to this point: Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson.
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This marks the character’s first appearance in the line of MCU films since 2012’s The Avengers. Since that movie, he has only been a major part in the franchise through the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. Furthermore, since Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, it will feature a younger iteration of the character, meaning that Gregg will be de-aged through CGI similar to Samuel L. Jackson with Nick Fury.
Based on the character description, not only will the movie feature a young Coulson, it will feature him as a new S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, thereby showing his origin. Gregg has described his role in the film as “the [first] rodeo”, so it will be interesting to see the character in his first experience and how he will interact with characters like Fury and Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel releases in theaters on March 8, 2019.
Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn.