5 Reasons Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Is Already My Favorite Superhero
2019 couldn't come any sooner, am I right?
You were probably too busy sobbing over the demise of your favorite heroes in Avengers: Infinity War to register everything that went down during the post-credits scene. We feel you. Don't worry, we're here to break it all down. Let's get to it, shall we?
Fearing his imminent disintegration, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) scrambled for his beeper to contact an unknown character. We were left with nothing but one clue — a red, yellow, and blue symbol emblazoned across the screen. That, ladies and gentlemen, turns out to be Captain Marvel's insignia. She may or may not be the answer to saving the universe from the reins of that ugly purple blob of a monster (yup, Thanos).
The standalone Captain Marvel movie won't hit theaters until 2019, but she's already our favorite superhero. Here are five reasons why.
1. She has an amazing origin story
No, she wasn't injected with a super soldier serum, and she wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider. Here's Captain Marvel's amazing backstory: Before taking on the responsibility of saving the world, Captain Marvel (also known as Carol Danvers) was a United States Air Force commander who crossed paths with a Kree hero, the original Captain Marvel (real name Mar-Vell). When a machine created by the Kree race exploded, Mar-Vell's powers were transferred to Carol, which transformed her into a superhero. At first, she went by the name Ms. Marvel, but she eventually dropped it to adopt Mar-Vell's moniker, Captain Marvel, instead. Good choice! Captain Marvel sounds way cooler, don't you think?
2. Her powers are unprecedented
In other words, she's crazy powerful. It would probably take us all day to unpack and explain all of Captain Marvel's abilities, but here are the ones everyone should know about: flight, space travel, superhuman strength and stamina, super speed, self-healing, teleportation, cosmic awareness, and the power to shoot energy bursts from her hands. Let's put it this way: She's basically Captain America, Wolverine, Magneto, Doctor Strange, Jean Grey, and Quicksilver packed into one badass superheroine. Plus, given that she was a member of the Air Force, she's an experienced pilot and highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
3. She can maybe defeat Thanos
Taking all her superpowers into consideration, Captain Marvel might be the only hero who can face Thanos. Spoiler alert: She already did in the comics! But MCU will most likely deviate from the source material. It's not entirely out of the question, though, seeing that half of the Avengers can still fight alongside her.
4. She has cool nicknames
Move over Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino, whatever you're calling yourself these days), there's a new cool moniker holder in town. We know Captain Marvel's real name is Carol Danvers, but she's actually had a couple more aliases throughout her superhero career. In addition to Ms. Marvel, she was also previously known as Binary and Warbird. She also had an alter-ego known as Catherine Donovan, and during her stint at the Air Force, she had the call sign "Cheeseburger." No, really!
5. She's an Avenger, Guardian of the Galaxy, and a member of the X-Men
Okay, so maybe not all at the same time. She was, however, affiliated with all of these superhero cliques at one point or another. Additionally, she was formerly a member of the Starjammers (a group of space pirates) and Queen's Vengeance (an iteration of the Avengers). Hey Fantastic Four, mind adding Captain Marvel to your group?
Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters March 6, 2019. Get excited!