We still have a way to go though and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and a few old friends are here to bridge the gap to Infinity War’s resolution.
In case the Blockbuster Video cameo didn’t give it away, Captain Marvel is set in the 90s, an era when a young Agent Coulson and a not-yet-patched Nick Fury are in the thick of a pre-corruption SHIELD.
It appears to be every bit of an origin story for Captain Marvel herself, showing the transition from rough and tumble girl to pioneering jet pilot to the superhuman, quantum-bending hero who’ll prove to be the key in the MCU heroes’ retaliation against Thanos’ universe-balancing finger snap.
Captain Marvel is slated for release two months before the second part of Infinity War (whose official title remains under wraps…for now.) While Larson and Jackson are definitely the focus here, supporting roles by Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Djimon Hounsou, listed as reprising his role from the original Guardians of the Galaxy flick, all help round out the cast.
We can’t wait to see one of Marvel’s best female characters finally get the story she deserves and, most importantly, throw down some quantum bending powers that’ll help all of our favorite heroes get out of their current pinch.
Captain Marvel is in theaters March 8, 2019.