Captain Marvel will serve as our introduction to the MCU version of Carol Danvers, and from the sound of things, the movie will also see Brie Larson’s character learn a fair amount about herself.
In some ways, Carol is a heroine caught between two worlds, having grown up on Earth before exploring the galaxy as a member of Starforce after her human DNA is fused with that of a Kree. For her solo debut, the amnesia-stricken lead is set to return to her home planet, and according to producer Jonathan Schwartz, her movie will be split more or less evenly between scenes on Earth and in space, telling Collider:
“It’s more or less 50/50. The movie starts in space, gets to Earth relatively quickly and then goes back to space for kind of some of the third act. So it’s kind of space-Earth-space. There is a big Earth plot that ends up tying into a lot of our more cosmic goings on.”
It sounds like there’ll be a degree of symmetry to Captain Marvel’s exploration of her own past, though you can expect Carol’s trip to Earth to involve a lot more than catching up with old friends and hanging out with a young Nick Fury, since these “cosmic goings on” look to involve an invasion from the shape-shifting Skrulls, led by Ben Mendelsohn.
As for those space scenes, it’s evident that Jude Law’s character will get a fair amount of screen time, though there’s some confusion right now about who exactly he’s playing, with some sources suggesting Yon-Rogg, while others allege Mar-Vell.
Regardless, it seems appropriate that the film’s third act will be taking us back into the cosmos, potentially setting up the heroine’s prolonged absence from the saga. What exactly Carol has been doing between the events of her solo debut and Avengers: Endgame remains one of the big questions surrounding the character right now, but we’ll most likely find out when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.