It’s a very exciting time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While all eyes are on what will happen when Phase Three comes to a close with Avengers: Endgame, moviegoers are also celebrating the long awaited arrival of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Marvel blockbuster told a 90s set origin story, expanding the universe while also doing some set up for her role in Endgame.
Captain Marvel‘s onscreen origin was ripped largely from the comics, including the war between the Kree and Skrulls. During filming, it was revealed that the character would be wearing a green incarnation of her costume, something that originally made fans pause. Ultimately her red and blue suit made its way onto the silver screen, although new concept art revealed her costume could have looked very different. Check it out below.
Honestly, who is that? The above image comes to us from Instagram, and shows a version of Carol Danvers who looks almost robotic in appearance. As the Kree warrior known as Vers, this armor is a far departure from the suit that she and the rest of Starforce rocked in Captain Marvel. The rest of the team would have presumably been outfitted the same, although the artist specifically mentioned that Vers was an elite Kree pilot. As such, she might have been given some equipments unique to the rest of Starforce.
The above image also doesn’t contain Captain Marvel/The Kree’s insignia on the chest. Instead, there’s a subtle pin on her right chest plate. This is another unique change to the character, as Carol Danvers has her own logo in the MCU. The entire look gives a robotic feel, although it should be noted that she is at least wearing Captain Marvel’s signature red color.
Another concept image took more liberal changes to the costume, although its close to the Kree suit from Captain Marvel. Check it out below.
This look is definitely close to the look Vers was rocking through the majority of Captain Marvel‘s runtime. We see the suit with her mask on, although a bit of her human skin is shown popping through. While she’s no longer robotic in appearance, the artist did make more risky changes to her look than the one eventually settled on.
For one, Captain Marvel’s mask puts her hair into a ponytail, rather than the badass mohawk that was shown in the movie. It’s a softer and perhaps more logical hairdo, although seeing her hair fall in and out of the mohawk during Captain Marvel was an unexpectedly exciting moment in the final film. The suit also features Vers rocking a much different logo than the one seen on the costumes of Starforce and The Supreme Intelligence in the movie. The insignia looks like an illustration of Saturn, which is inspired by the comics but admittedly more goofy
Ultimately, the costumes in Captain Marvel were fairly accurate to the comics, although less revealing and without Captain Marvel’s signature sash around her waist. She spent most of the film in the signature Kree green, but eventually changes the suit’s color ahead of the final battle in Act 3. Inspired by the Air Force and Monica Rambeau, she takes the red and blue, and then promptly kicks all the ass with her powers unleashed.
It should be interesting to see if/how Captain Marvel’s costumes are changed as her tenure in the MCU continues. Characters like Black Widow, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel are constantly being given updates on their signature look. And with the decades in between Captain Marvel and her eventual appearance in Avengers: Endgame, the first suit might have some wear a tear. Unfortunately, her brief scene in the final Endgame trailer she was in civilian clothes, so it’s unclear what she’ll look like in The Russo Brothers’ highly anticipated blockbuster.
Captain Marvel is in theaters now, and Avengers: Endgame will follow suit in April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.