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First look at Captain Marvel’s movie costume isn’t what you’d expect

Set photos feature Brie Larson in a blue and teal suit

Carol “Captain Marvel“ Danvers on the cover of The Mighty Captain Marvel #2, Marvel Comics, 2017. Elizabeth Torque/Marvel Comics
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Page Six has published the first candid on-set photos of Brie Larson in the role of Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, superhero and Avenger.

Larson was dressed in her full superhero uniform while filming Marvel Entertainment’s Captain Marvel in Atlanta, making these glimpses the first we’ve gotten of the character’s costume. Or, as the case may be, costumes.

Comics fans were quick to notice that this navy-and-teal ensemble is not the character’s traditional color scheme. Replace that teal with red, and those silver accents with yellow-gold — now you’ve got Carol Danvers.

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But fans were also quick to point out that the movie version’s color scheme hearkens back to the very first Captain Marvel — that is, the alien hero Mar-Vell, whose original look favored more green tones:

And given what we know about the character’s upcoming appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s plenty of time for her to graduate from this look to her more iconic reds. Carol’s first film outing is in Captain Marvel, which is set in the 1990s, and her next will be in the unnamed sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. She’ll have a lot of room in there — more than 20 years, canonically — to update her wardrobe.

And given that even characters like Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man wore multiple costumes in their MCU intro movies, there’s no reason that we couldn’t also see Captain Marvel’s best-known costume in Captain Marvel when it comes out next year, on March 8, 2019.

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