As for the storyline, Captain Marvel took inspiration from the “Kree-Skrull War” arc penned by Roy Thomas in 1971 for the Avengers comic books. So, based in the mid-1990s, the film explores how Carol Danvers (Larson) becomes the titular heroine. It then follows her fortunes as she attempts to deal with two extraterrestrial races engaged in an intergalactic battle.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 21st entry also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s future director Nick Fury and fledgling agent Phil Coulson, respectively. Both actors are treated to digital de-aging processes, too, as their characters are actually significantly younger than the actors’ real-life ages. Other stars include Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Annette Bening and Jude Law.
So Captain Marvel premiered in February 2019 in London and hit U.S. theaters a few weeks later – on International Women’s Day. The film quickly became the biggest box-office hit of the year, too, and the action-adventure has also entered at number 6 on the list of all-time biggest global openings. And as of April 2019, its astonishing worldwide gross stands at a little over $1 billion.