After having been cast ages ago, Brie Larson has finally donned the Captain Marvel costume, and the reactions… are not good.
Lets get this out of the way, here are the pictures that surfaced online. (Note, this is going to be an image heavy post)
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As you can see in the image all the way at the top of this post, her current costume is red, blue, and yellow, and that is what people were expecting. Instead we’re getting green and blue and reactions were not positive. So lets discuss what is happening here… although most people don’t seem to care for context.
Captain Marvel has always had a history with the Kree race (think Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy). The original version of the character was actually a member of the Kree race, and his original costume was green and white and it was years later he went with the reb, blue, and yellow color scheme.
So there is history to explain the green color scheme.
We also know that Larson’s solo film is set in the 1990s. Her hairstyle – a wig that people have complained about as well – is clearly a 90s style. Also, the older model Lincoln in the background suggests this scene is set in the past. It is quite reasonable to assume this is early on in her career, and she may be using a Kree costume.
Jumping back a ways, lets take a look at some concept art that was shown at a Marvel presentation.
Here she is in the better-known colors fighting what appears to be some Kree.
It is not uncommon in Marvel films for us to see character costumes evolve over time. Even look at Iron Man, we saw Tony in the cave-built armor, then the unpainted prototype and then finally in the familiar red and yellow. He is had a new suit of armor in every film we’ve seen him in. And what if this is a prototype suit Marvel is trying out and she says something along the lines of, “Does it come in any other colors?” Or Tony could give her an updated suit. There is an endless number of possible scenarios here.
Before we all get worked up – and believe me, I know I have gotten worked up over silly stuff on this very blog over the years – how about we just wait and see what happens? Instead of seeing a couple of set photos and deciding that Marvel is turning out a sub-par product, lets just sit back and see what happens. After this many years and films, I think the studio has earned our trust.