Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
Danvers was introduced to Marvel comic books in 1968; due to a freak accident, she has powers like super strength and the ability to fly. Captain Marvel’s story has been through many iterations and twists and turns, but the upcoming film will focus specifically on a 2012 comic book arc that features a revamp of Danvers’s character. Captain Marvel has a dedicated, passionate fandom, many members of which are hoping to learn more about Carol Danvers’s origin story and the secrets of her past.
There have been 20 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, and this one will make history as the first Marvel film starring a solo female superhero. In 2017, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman was a worldwide box office hit and proved that audiences will watch a female superhero. If Captain Marvel is a box office success, it could change how moviegoing audiences perceive superheroes — and could encourage studios to invest in more women-led superhero films.
While the story takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s independent from the events of Avengers: Infinity War. So Avengers fans hoping for clues about the fate of the Avengers will have to wait until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April.