Brie Larson makes her debut as Captain Marvel on Entertainment Weekly cover

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
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The first official photos of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel have been revealed.

Captain Marvel — the first female solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — was teased at the end of this spring's Avengers: Infinity War, with Nick Fury calling for Carol Danvers' help in a post-credits scene. Larson dons the iconic costume on the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which was unveiled Wednesday. Fans freaked out earlier this year when photos leaked of Larson filming the movie in a green suit — but on this cover, she's wearing a comic book-accurate red, blue, and gold version of the outfit:

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Entertainment Weekly has also revealed that Captain Marvel won't be an origin story, or at least not a traditional one. Instead, it will pick up with Danvers already having her superpowers. In the film, Danvers decides to leave Earth to join an alien military known as Starforce — but before long, she ends up back home and wondering about her past.

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It was previously reported that Danvers would face the shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls, but now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Ben Mendelsohn will play Talos, the leader of the Skrulls who plans to invade the Earth.

After being introduced in March 2019, Danvers will be integral to the plot of Avengers 4, which hits theaters next May. You can read more about Captain Marvel, and see additional photos of Larson in costume, at Entertainment Weekly.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.