Captain Marvel is currently in production, but we are yet to see any official images of actress Brie Larson as the title character. Nevertheless, unofficial footage of Larson on the set of the Marvel movie did emerge last month, which caused some confusion amongst fans as the star was wearing a green costume rather than the character’s distinctive red and gold outfit. One of the Marvel’s conceptual artists has now spoken about the issue, and has assured fans that they shouldn’t worry.
In an interview with comicbook.com, artist Andy Park said he was confident that fans would be “happy” with what Larson wears in the final movie. “I think it’s always funny seeing people’s reaction,” Park explained. “People are so ready to jump on and to react and make decisions so quickly. I would just say I would hope that they would just know from the past that judging too quickly is… how do I word this? They’re going to be happy. I think they’re going to be happy.
“[Marvel boss] Kevin Feige said it in an interview. We revealed the concept art that I did, myself, and other artists did, of Captain Marvel at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. I think that alone should hopefully alleviate some of those fears that people have.”
— Adam Hlavac (@adamhlavac) July 23, 2017
As Park notes, early concept art of Larson in costume was revealed at SDCC last year, and it was very much based on the look of Captain Marvel from the comic books. Captain Marvel hits screens in March 2019 and is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The cast also includes Ben Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rogue One), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), and DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It). Samuel L Jackson will also make a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of SHIELD boss Nick Fury.
Earlier this week it was reported that Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them actress Gemma Chan was joining the cast as the villainous Doctor Minerva. In Marvel Comics lore, Doctor Minerva is a Kree geneticist and spy with similar powers to Captain Marvel.
The movie will reportedly take inspiration from the Kree-Skrull war, with the Skrulls serving as the film’s villains. The character of Doctor Minerva has traditionally been at odds with Mar-Vell, who will be played by Jude Law in the film.
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Author: Dan Auty
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