Marvel fans are finally going to be introduced to the new member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) family. Captain Marvel is going to be the most powerful character, as mentioned, over and over again in a bunch of comic arcs and fan theories. We’re all hoping that she can also be of assistance with that little snap issue that the Avengers, the Guardians and the likes of Doctor Strange have got themselves into.
But if you’re wondering exactly who the character is, we’ve got the perfect guide just for you.
Who is she?
Carol Danvers started out as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. That is where she met Captain Mar-Vell, who was an undercover alien soldier. While working at NASA, she got involved in the battle between Captain Marvel and his deadly enemy Yon-Rogg. Then there was an accident with a Psyche-Magnetron, a high-tech wishing machine, and disguised Kree warrior Mar-Vell. As a result of the accident, Kree DNA was grafted onto Carol’s and she got a version of Mar-Vell’s powers.
She could now fight just like a Kree warrior, and had super strength, flight, and extreme durability, and would use these powers under the guise of Ms. Marvel in a costume that took after Captain Marvel.
Who are the Kree and the Skrulls?
Captain Marvel will have two alien races playing an important role in the narrative. We’ve seen the Kree before in Guardians of the Galaxy. Ronan, the accuser is a Kree warrior we were introduced to in the film. Considering Captain Marvel is half-Kree, viewers should look out for their role in the film. Skrulls are shape-shifting aliens and they are totally evil. They’re going to stand in Captain Marvel’s way or at least, they will try to.
The cat might not be a cat at all?
One adorable scene in the Captain Marvel trailer was Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury going gaga for a cat. During the most recent iteration of the Captain Marvel comics, readers were introduced to the truth about Chewie, Carol’s pet cat. Chewie isn’t a cat; Chewie’s a Flerken. Flerkens look like Earth cats and act like cats, but have a number of different abilities, ranging from storing entire universes in their mouths to tendrils being housed in their mouths to the ability to travel across dimensions.
How she fits into the movie?
Captain Marvel will actually be set in the 1990s and tell the story of the universe’s first superhero. Danvers will take on the Skrulls in the film, set around the Kree-Skrull war. The film’s storyline also explores part of her origin, though in a backwards fashion, kicking off with her as part of the Kree Starforce with powers (from that DNA fusion) in place. She’ll somehow return to Earth in the 1990s to explore her past and help SHIELD agents battle the evil Skrulls.
Is she the key to stop Thanos?
All we know is that Nick Fury paged Carol Danvers at the end of Infinity War just before he was dusted out of existence. One assumes that Danvers’ particular skill and power set would be useful for taking on any mission to try and reverse what Thanos achieved.
Following “Captain Marvel,” the MCU continues with the follow-up to “Avengers: Infinity War” with the April 26 release of “Avengers: Endgame.”