Official Captain Marvel Synopsis Tees Up A “Galactic War” As Filming Gets Underway

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The cameras, they are a-rolling on the Los Angeles set of Captain Marvel. And there’s a new behind-the-scenes shot of Brie Larson to prove it.

Embedded below, the sun-kissed image places Larson into the shoes of Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an extra-terrestrial one fateful night, triggering her transformation into the titular, souped-up heroine. In this instance, the Oscar-winner is pictured alongside Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, which serves as a timely reminder that co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are gunning for a real sense of authenticity when it comes to Marvel’s first female-led solo movie.

It hit the interwebs alongside Captain Marvel‘s official synopsis, one which thrusts our costumed crusader into the midst of a galactic war between two alien races: the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. The 1990s setting is locked in, too.

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.

On the casting front, Marvel’s final roll call for the 2019 offshoot comprises Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg (!) and Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson (AKA Mar-Vell), a high-ranking Kree soldier who proves instrumental in Carol’s origin story.

And it’s a story that has been patched together by a pool of incredibly talented writers. Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) were the first to have a pass at Captain Marvel‘s script, before Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch polished things up. We understand Boden and Fleck also fine-tuned the final product, which will be projected onto screens near and far from March 8th, 2019.

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