Paging Captain Marvel: First Look at Brie Larson Suited Up

"The Future is Female," reads Entertainment Weekly's new cover featuring Brie Larson suited up as Captain Marvel. It's Marvel fans' first look at the hero's cinematic debut, and it's one of the most comic book accurate costumes to date. It only adds to the hype heading into the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, since we're all hoping Captain Marvel will miraculously swoop in and save everyone. But we'll have to get to know her first. Meet Carol Danvers when her solo film arrives March 8, 2019. Take a look at EW's cover and exclusive photos:

Captain Marvel hasn't appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, but fans have made some assumptions about her debut based on the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene. Nick Fury and Maria Hill are driving around when Thanos snaps his fingers. They both start to dissolve, but not before Fury whips out his handy dandy pager to call someone. There's no name on the screen, but a logo appears. Comic book fans are familiar with the red and blue symbol that appears next. It's Captain Marvel, and that same logo appears on Carol Danvers' chest in the photos debuted by Entertainment Weekly.

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Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson. Entertainment Weekly's Twitter Header

Captain Marvel was created by Marvel in 1968 by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. Carol Danvers is human pilot who encounters a Kree named Mar-Vell. There's an accident, and she ends up getting caught in an explosion that essentially turns her into a Kree-human hybrid. Mar-Vell dies, and she takes on the name Captain Marvel to honor him. In the film, "She can't help but be herself," Larson tells EW. "She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She's also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she's the first one out there and doesn't always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw."

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Skrulls in 'Captain Marvel.' Entertainment Weekly

Captain Marvel isn't your traditional origin film. When fans meet Carol Danvers, she already has her powers. Familiar Marvel characters such as Nick Fury and Phil Coulson will also appear. They both knew her all the way back in the 90's, when the film takes place. We'll see her as a member of the Kree military branch Starforce, and when the Skrulls invade Earth, she'll be there to help stop them. Ben Mendelsohn is set to play Skrull leader Talos. Starfroce is led by an still untitled character played by Jude Law.

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Starforce in 'Captain Marvel.' Entertainment Weekly

"This is not a superhero who's perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection," Director Anna Boden tells EW. "But what makes her special is just how human she is. She's funny, but doesn't always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn't always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness."

View more photos from Entertainment Weekly. For more on Mar-Vell and the history of Captain Marvel's costume, read our previous coverage. Are you in love with the suit? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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