‘Captain Marvel’ First Look Images: The Suit, Skrulls, Starforce, Jude Law, & Young Nick Fury

Entertainment Weekly spoiled us today by releasing a marvelous amount of new images from Marvel StudiosCaptain Marvel. Check all the images out below with some commentary and new information. For starters, the film will not be an origin story, instead seeing Carol with her powers already in addition to leaving Earth behind for Starforce.

Below is Carol Danvers leading her Starforce soldiers, including Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou reprising the role from Guardians of the Galaxy. Hounsou isn’t the only GotG actor reprising his role as you can see the back of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). For two villains who did not have a chance for much character development it will be interesting to see what makes these two turn their backs against Starforce and go rogue.

Here is Jude Law who isn’t playing the original Captain Marvel but instead the commander of Starforce (who I guess could still be the original Captain Marvel). On the mentorship aspect of the role, Law says “These extraordinary powers she [Carol Davers] has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control.”

Here is our first look at Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, one of Carol’s oldest friends from the Air Force and a single mother to a young daughter. Rumors were flying that Lynch was playing comic book character Monica Rambeau, but it looks like ole Feige has thought ahead and introduced Monica’s mom for the 90s-set film, so that Monica will be all grown up and ready to join Carol in her present day adventures (and future films).

HOLY SHIT. I think that is truly the only word to describe the CGI de-aged Samuel L. Jackson. This could easily be a still from any film featuring Jackson from the early ’90s, but instead it is fresh from 2018. You can knock on ’em all you want, but you have to admit, sometimes special effects are pretty cool.

Finally, here is our first look at the MCU Skrulls, which have been brought to life via prosthetic make-up. The skrull on the left is Ben Mendelsohn, who plays the alien leader Talos. Mendelsohn will additionally portraying a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent when Talos shape-shifts into human form.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 9, 2018. Are you excited?