In 1995, on the Kree Empire’s capital planet of Hala, Starforce member Vers suffers from recurring nightmares involving an older woman. Yon-Rogg, Vers’ mentor and commander, trains her to control her abilities while the Supreme Intelligence, an artificial intelligence and ruler of the Kree, urges her to keep her emotions in check.
During a mission to rescue an undercover Kree operative infiltrating a group of Skrulls, alien shapeshifters with whom the Kree are at war, Vers is captured by Skrull commander Talos, taken aboard their Earth-bound vessel, and subjected to a memory probe. Vers escapes in a pod and crashes in Los Angeles. Her presence attracts S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, whose investigation is interrupted by a Skrull attack. In the ensuing chase, Vers recovers a crystal containing her extracted memories while Fury kills a Skrull impersonating Coulson. Talos, disguised as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Keller, orders Fury to work alone in case of other shapeshifters, after Fury says he has found a lead on Vers.
Using his security clearance, Fury takes Vers to the classified Pegasus U.S. Air Force base in her memories. There she discovers she was an Air Force pilot presumed dead in 1989 after crashing a plane with an experimental engine designed by a Dr. Wendy Lawson, whom she recognizes as the woman from her nightmares. A S.H.I.E.L.D. team led by Talos, still disguised as Keller, tries to capture them, but the two escape in a small cargo jet, with Lawson’s cat Goose stowing away. They fly to Louisiana to meet former pilot Maria Rambeau, the last person to see Vers and Lawson alive.
Talos arrives at the Rambeau home just as Vers discovers her real name is Carol Danvers. He reveals the Skrulls are refugees searching for a new home and Lawson was a Kree renegade helping them. He then plays the recovered black box from Lawson’s plane, prompting Danvers to regain her memories and remember the day of the crash: Lawson tried to destroy the engine’s energy-core before she was killed by Yon-Rogg. When Danvers destroyed it she absorbed the energy from the ensuing explosion and became amnesiac. Talos then leads the group to a cloaked lab ship orbiting Earth, where several Skrulls are hiding and protecting the Tesseract, the source of the energy-core.
Starforce captures Danvers and brings her before the Supreme Intelligence. During their conversation, Danvers removes a Kree implant that was suppressing her powers, gaining full access to all her abilities. During the subsequent battle, Fury retrieves the Tesseract and Goose, who is revealed to be a Flerken, an alien with a pocket dimension inside her body. She swallows the Tesseract before scratching Fury’s left eye and blinding him. Danvers destroys ballistic missiles fired by Kree official Ronan the Accuser, forcing him and his forces to flee, then overpowers Yon-Rogg on Earth and has him return to Hala with a warning to the Supreme Intelligence.
Danvers departs to help the Skrulls find a new homeworld, giving Fury a modified pager to contact her in an emergency. Meanwhile, Fury drafts an initiative aimed at locating heroes like her — changing the name after finding a photo of Danvers in her Air Force jet, which bears the call sign “Avenger”.
In a mid-credits scene set in the present day, the pager, which Fury activated prior to his disintegration,is monitored by Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, and James Rhodes. Danvers appears and asks Fury’s whereabouts. In a post-credits scene set in 1995, Goose climbs onto Fury’s desk and regurgitates the Tesseract.
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Release Date: 8 March 2019 (USA)
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Ben Mendelsohn as Talos / Keller
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
- Lashana Lynch
- Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
- Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence and Mar-Vell / Dr. Wendy Lawson
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Jude Law as Yon-Rogg
Last score update: 3/14/19