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Producer Kevin Feige announced that this movie happens before the events of Iron Man (2008), and features the Skrulls as the main villains.
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This film is set in the 1990s, and serves as a prequel tale for established Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Korath the Pursuer, and Ronan the Accuser.
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Throughout Marvel Comic history, there have been eight different Captain Marvels. This movie will feature four Captain Marvels: Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel), Mar-Vell (a Kree alien and superhero), and Khn'nr (a Skrull alien and superhero) and Monica Rambeau's (who later changes her name to Photon) mother Maria
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Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) will be digitally de-aged in order for their characters to look like their younger selves, since the movie is set in the 1990s. This is the first time Marvel has done de-aging for characters for an entire movie. They previously used this tactic in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), but only for flashback scenes.
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Stan Lee reportedly will make a cameo appearance, which he filmed prior to his death in 2018.
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This will be the twenty-first film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Jude Law took counsel from his Sherlock Holmes (2009) co-star Robert Downey, Jr., who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, on appearing in this movie. "He talked a little bit about how making a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is fitting this one piece into a bigger picture, and giving yourself over to that. It's not about trying to understand everything. Just do your piece."
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Captain Marvel is based on Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers (a pilot who gets superpowers), but her origin incorporates the alien Captain Marvels Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell and Khn'nr (both Kree/Skrull soldiers who come to Earth and decide to defend it. Furthermore, Khn'nr had his memory tampered with which causes him an identity crisis, which Carol suffers in this movie).
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To prepare for her role as Captain Marvel, Brie Larson trained for nine months, learning judo, boxing, and wrestling. She also visited Nellis Air Force Base and met with active duty airmen, including Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt and Thunderbirds pilot Major Stephen Del Bagno.
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There were concerns that Brie Larson was too young to portray a pilot. Screenwriter Nicole Perlman consulted with the U.S. Air Force, who said it was possible for someone between twenty-eight and thirty-four to become an accomplished pilot like Danvers.
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Nicole Perlman previously wrote the first draft of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
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This movie will not be a traditional origin story, as it has been confirmed that the heroine will already have her powers when the movie starts.
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Keanu Reeves was in talks to portrays Mar-Vell, but he ultimately turned down the role.
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Marks the second directing pair in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the Russo Brothers, this time the married couple of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Boden is also the first female director for a Marvel movie.
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When portraying the alien Skrull Talos, Ben Mendelsohn uses his native Australian accent, and an American accent when Talos adopts a human disguise.
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Carol Danvers has had many superhero outfits over her history. This film will feature a few of them.
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The film is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2019, International Women's Day.
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The first solo female-led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), released before, is led by a male-female superhero duo.
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The Starforce uniform design combines the designs for Mar-Vell (a green and white armor) and Captain Marvel's 2012 suit (a jumpsuit with a star insignia).
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In the 2016 Marvel Comics, Captain Marvel joins the Canadian hero team Alpha Flight as part of a space program. Alpha Flight is to get its own separate movie from Twentieth Century Fox.
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Despite the fact that this movie takes place before, and will be released before, Avengers: Endgame (2019), this movie was actually filmed after the latter.
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The Skrull make-up took two hours to apply.
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The trailer has received about one hundred nine million views worldwide in its first twenty-four hours of release.
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The filmmakers cite 1990s action movies as an influence on the action, in keeping with the era in which the film is set.
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When Brie Larson's casting was announced at Comic-Con, CNN ran the headline "Shazam! Brie Larson is 'Captain Marvel'," apparently not realizing that they were thinking of the wrong Captain Marvel.
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Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in Farce of the Penguins (2006), Unicorn Store (2017), and Kong: Skull Island (2017).
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In the comic books, Maria Rambeau was the mother of Carol Danvers' friend and ally Monica Rambeau, who was a superhero who went under the name of "Photon". Maria uses the title "Photon" in this movie.
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This movie was announced at a Marvel event in October 2014.
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While this isn't the first movie with a female superhero, it is the first to be written primarily by women. Supergirl (1984), Catwoman (2004), Elektra (2005), and Wonder Woman (2017) were written by men. The closest was Catwoman (2004), which gave a writing credit to Theresa Rebeck. However, that movie also had three male writers credited.
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Jude Law described his role as the Kree officer Mar-Vell as a devout warrior: "He's driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people, unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational."
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When Brie Larson was announced at the end of the San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel's panel, she took part in a photo selfie with the cast and crew of Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Black Panther (2018).
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The first trailer released for this movie received more than one hundred nine million global views in just twenty-four hours, making it the eleventh most viewed trailer ever.
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Jamie McKelvie, who designed Carol's Captain Marvel suit in the comics, praised the movie costume for closely adhering to his work.
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The official trailer was released on Good Morning America (1975) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
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First MCU film to be released after Stan Lee's death.
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This will be the first Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures-distributed film not to stream on Netflix, after Disney decided to let their licensing deal with Netflix expire. Disney plans on releasing this movie on their subscription service, Disney+.
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The first trailer was released on September 18, the anniversary of the founding of the US Air Force.
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Ronda Rousey had expressed interest in playing the title role.
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Malaysian actress Raja Ilya is hinted to have a role in this movie.
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In December, after months of speculation, the Captain Marvel website finally confirmed Jude Law will play Mar-Vell. At one point, based on a list of upcoming movie toys, it was rumored he may be playing a different character; a villain.
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Jennifer Kent and Jennifer Yuh Nelson were in the running to direct.
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DeWanda Wise was set for the role of Maria Rambeau in this movie before dropping out due to scheduling conflicts.
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The first official trailer for this movie gained more than one hundred nine million views on YouTube in twenty-four hours.
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Gemma Chan is the eleventh actor from the "Transformers" films (having previously played Quintessa) to appear in a Marvel superhero film, after Rachael Taylor (Maggie Madsen, Trish Walker), Hugo Weaving (Megatron, Red Skull), Kelsey Grammer (Beast, Harold Attinger), Titus Welliver (Felix Blake, James Savoy), Nicola Peltz (Tessa, Jane), Stanley Tucci (Abraham Erskine, Joshua Joyce/Merlin), Laura Haddock (Vivian Wembley, Meredith Quill), Omar Sy (Bishop, Hot Rod), Sir Anthony Hopkins (Sir Edmund Burton, Odin) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Jason Ionello, Memo).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This film is based on the "Skrull/Kree War" storyline.
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Samuel L. Jackson described Nick Fury at this point in time as a desk jockey with two good eyes, who has not yet become cynical towards bureaucracy.
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This features the cinematic debut of the Marvel alien race the Skrulls. In the comic books, the Skrull made their debuts in a Fantastic Four adventure.
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First movie appearance of Agent Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he was stabbed and, apparently, killed by Loki, in The Avengers (2012). He was later revealed to have survived, as explained in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
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The film takes place in 1995.
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