Carol Danvers will land in theatres early next year as Captain Marvel, the first ever MCU solo movie to star a female superhero. Captain Marvel is one of the strongest characters in the Marvel Comics, and we have already got a hint about her in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War. Her solo movie will come out before she joins the battle against Thanos in Avengers 4. Fans are quite eager to find out what all incredible superpowers will she bring to the table and how comic book accurate she will be. Therefore, let us go ahead and take a look at these seven things related to her character history and comic book actions, before she makes the touchdown on March 8, next year.
1. She is an amazing USAF fighter pilot
Her origin story shows that Carol Danvers is a top pilot with the United States Air Force. She is widely regarded as the best pilot in the Marvel Comics universe. In fact, she has such a good reputation as a pilot that when she was revamped in the main continuity, a connection was set up between her and S.H.I.E.L.D. and upon joining the Avengers, she used to be their leading pilot whenever she was not zipping through the air on her own, outside the aircraft. There are also comic books featuring her as the leader of a full jet squadron. It won’t be wrong to say that being an ace Air Force pilot is a key characteristic of Captain Marvel.
2. She has a lot of powers
In the accident through which Carol Danvers got her superpowers resulted in turning her into one of the most powerful characters in the entire Marvel Universe. She has got super strength and durability that gives her the capability to fight famous and mighty rubble rousers like the Hulk or Thor. She has the power to fly fast enough that she can chase down fighter jets. She can blast out powerful energy bursts to destroy opponents or obstacles. She is generally regarded as one of the fiercest fighters in the universe.
3. Carol Danvers has her own space base
After she became a leader of the Avengers, Captain Marvel also headed the S.W.O.R.D. which is a space-oriented version of S.H.I.E.L.D, and it happens to be one of the strongest defenses of Earth in the Marvel Universe. The role she plays in space saw her assume the role of a diplomat and Earth’s representative among the galactic community, and several of the space traveling races from the universe used to visit Carol as the most renowned leader of the planet in the whole universe.
4. The movie is based in the 1990s
Although not much is known about the Captain Marvel film coming up, but, we do know one thing that the film will be among the earliest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s timeline. The film is based in the 1990s, and that means there will be less advanced technology and the world might not be as accustomed to the numerous monsters and the powers featured in the contemporary Marvel Universe. It also implies that the younger versions of the other characters currently seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also make an appearance in the film.
5. The Skrulls are Coming
In the comic books, the Kree are constantly at war with the Skrulls, their biggest and long-term enemies. The Skrulls are a shape-shifting alien race that usually takes control of various worlds by infiltrating them by acquiring the shape of the races living in the worlds that they wish to conquer. We have already got the confirmation that this shape-shifting alien species is going to be the leading villains of the film and they will invade Earth. This implies that we should now start getting accustomed to the threat posed by the Skrulls in the Marvel Universe.
6. The film is based on an iconic story
Among the earliest massive Marvel narratives to try and go for an overarching storyline was the Kree/Skrull War. The story started with a chain of events that impacted several decades of other major events. This battle has been already revealed to be a part of the movie, and the enmity between the two alien races is creating the base for a potential event that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is actually trying to portray. It might cause major repercussions for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
7. Captain Marvel is going to play key role in Avengers 4
The post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War featured Nick Fury, who moments before turning into ashes, managed to activate a communications device resembling a pager which supposedly relayed an SOS message to Captain Marvel. It is implied that Nick Fury has had the means to contact her at all times, but, he has not used the channel until this mega emergency. Avengers: Infinity War’s ending is not exactly the best time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we are quite sure that Captain Marvel will make some major difference when she lands up in Avengers 4.