Recent photographs from the set of Captain Marvel are reinforcing everything that we’ve heard up until this point about the film being a period piece. Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson, who’s starring as Carol Danvers, is seen in some classic attire straight from the 1990’s. In addition to the clothing, she’s also got her hair done up with some nostalgic flair as well.
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Marvel Studios decided to take a different approach with Captain Marvel than they have with most of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like Captain America: First Avenger, they decided to go back in time and give us a true origin story before introducing the character to the current timeline. It’s said that she’ll be the first hero Nick Fury encounters before Captain Marvel heads into space to fight in the Kree-Skrull War. This explains the early photos that came out with Brie Larson in the green suit.
Marvel’s official synopsis of the movie reads as such:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.