Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Brie Larson Is 'Captain Marvel"

According to new reports Oscar winner Brie Larson ("Room") will star as Marvel Studios "Captain Marvel" in a stand-alone feature, as well as appearing in the Russo Bros next superhero films "Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" and "Part 2":

'Captain Marvel' (aka 'Ms. Marvel', 'Binary', 'Warbird') was created by Marvel Comics' writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Gene Colan, as 'Major Carol Danvers', a member of the United States Air Force in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968) and as 'Ms. Marvel'—a fusion of alien 'Kree' and human genes—in "Ms. Marvel" #1 (January 1977).

The character then featured as 'Captain Marvel' in a false reality created by mutant 'Scarlet Witch'...

...pandering to Carol's subconscious desire to be accepted as the most popular superhero on Earth.

Together with 'Iron Man', Carol also became a principal advocate of the 'Superhuman Registration Act'. 

She then made an agreement with 'Tony Stark', director of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', to lead a covert strike team called 'Operation: Lightning Storm'.

Its mission: to eliminate super-villains before they became global threats.

Carol Danvers initially possessed superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability, a limited precognitive 'sixth sense', and a perfectly amalgamated human/'Kree' physiology that rendered her resistant to most toxins and poisons. 

As 'Binary', the character could tap the energy of a 'white hole', allowing full control and manipulation of stellar energies, and therefore control over heat, the electromagnetic spectrum and gravity. Light speed travel and the ability to survive in the vacuum of space were also possible.

Although the link to the white hole was eventually severed, Danvers retains her Binary powers on a smaller scale, enabling her to both absorb energy and project it in photonic form. She can still also survive in space. 

While she lacks a constant source of energy to maintain the abilities at their previous cosmic level, she can temporarily assume her Binary form if empowered with a high enough infusion of energy.

Danvers possesses superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly six times the speed of sound, retains her sixth sense, and discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy, which she fires from her fingertips. 

She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon.

When sufficiently augmented, she can withstand the pressure from a 92-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force.

Carol Danvers is also an exceptional espionage agent, pilot, hand-to-hand combatant and marksman.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Carol Danvers' ....