It’s been over two years since we found out that Brie Larson would be doing what many have done before her by turning their Oscar around and whispering “You don’t need to see this” as they signed a contract for a big-budget superhero movie. Brie is playing Captain Marvel in her own movie. Earlier this year we saw the first shots of Brie in her Captain Marvel costume, and now here’s the latest version of Brie’s Captain Marvel, thanks to Entertainment Weekly.
Captain Marvel isn’t scheduled for release until March of 2019, so this will have to satisfy the nerds until then. Like these pictures of an out-of-costume Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Captain Marvel and her friends looking deeply embarrassed that they all showed up to brunch in the same outfit (the context isn’t clear, so I made up my own).
— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) September 5, 2018
The big excitement is probably the cover. The future is female! Or at least the future is the women’s superhero costume section of Party City. That’s not to crap all over Captain Marvel; most Marvel Studios superheroes look costume store-y. That detail in the front that looks like an exposed zipper doesn’t help, and that fabric looks like it was rescued from an American Apparel warehouse sale. All very on-brand.
The Party City joke was no joke; Brie’s Captain Marvel will probably be one of the hottest costumes this Halloween, whether you pick spandex super-suit, or civilian Carol Danvers, the US Air Force pilot in her jeans and leather jacket. It’s a good thing Top Gun: Maverick was pushed to Summer 2020. It just wouldn’t be fair to force people to choose which popular sexy pilot costume they want to wear while drunkenly making jokes about landing strips.
Pic: Michael Muller/Marvel Studios