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Captain Marvel is a 2019 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superheroine character Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel. It is the twenty-first movie instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the ninth instalment of Phase Three.

Synopsis

Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when the Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Release Date: March 8, 2019

Composer: Pinar Toprak

Running Time: 124 minutes

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Plot

For a long period of time, the Kree and the Skrulls have been in constant war with each other. Since the Kree is the ultimately superior species due to their technological advancements, the Skrulls have been numbered down significantly.

In 1995, in the height of the war, Vers resides on Hala. She has constant nightmares that haunt her, mainly consisting of an aircraft crash on a foreign peninsula, and watching a woman being murdered in front of her by an unknown assailant. She also remembers this as the earliest memory of when she gained her powers.

Vers now trains tirelessly with Yon-Rogg, aiming to become a member of Starforce. Although Yon-Rogg believes she is ready, the Supreme Intelligence of the Kree Imperial figures otherwise but nonetheless allows Vers on the team, which consists of trained sniper Minn-Erva, and operatives Korath, Bron-Char, and Att-Lass.

Yon-Rogg gives the Starforce a briefing, to rescue Soh-Larrfrom Torfa. Yon-Rogg instructs the team to perform an incursion on the planet, but the team quickly realize it is an ambush by the Skrulls commanded by Talos. Vers finds Soh-Larr, but realize he has been compromised by Talos, who kidnaps her to a Skrull spacecraft, while the rest of the Starforce retreat.

On the spacecraft, Talos gains access to Vers' memories from various points in her life. Vers awakens just as Talos unlocks her memories, revealing that he wants information from her pertaining to a Light-Speed Engine. She orchestrates an escape, with Talos, Norex and two other Skrulls in pursuit, crash-landing to Planet C-53 in escape pods.

Vers and the Skrulls crash in Los Angeles. While Talos and the Skrulls assume the role of surfers on a beach the next day, Vers crashes into a small shopping center. After a brief communication with Yon-Rogg, learning she will be stranded on Earth for the next 22 hours, she attracts the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. after a night-shift security guard reports her in. 

Nick Fury and Phil Coulson led by Keller arrives at Los Angeles to interrogate Vers, dismissing her Kree authority and her claims that the Skrulls have arrived on Earth.

The interrogation is interrupted by one of the Skrulls. Vers give chase to the Skrull on a subway train, but the Skrull evades her and escapes amid a crowd at a train station. Fury and Coulson give chase to Vers, but Fury realizes that Coulson was actually abandoned at the shopping complex, and the Coulson sitting passenger-side next to him is a second Skrull impostor. The two have a scuffle, and the Skrull is killed when their car crashes into oncoming traffic.

Vers utilizes a Skrull crystal containing her lost memories and begins recollecting them. She dresses in a civilian outfit and steals a motorcycle to Pancho's Bar. Fury and Keller, who at this point has been compromised by Talos, take possession of the deceased Skrull and while performing an autopsy, Keller authorizes Fury to work with Vers, and eventually hand her in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.

Fury finds Vers at the bar, and now fully convinced that the Skrulls are a threat, the two question each other to ensure that they are not Skrull impostors.

Fury takes her to the Joint USAFA Facility in Nevada to confirm Vers' claims of her origins on Earth. She learns that she was a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force alongside a fellow comrade, Maria Rambeau, both under the tutelage of Wendy Lawson for Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.. Vers recognizes Lawson as the woman murdered in her dreams and later learns from Yon-Rogg that she was a Kree named Mar-Vell.

Fury reports to Keller of their location and a posse of agents led by Keller arrive, including Coulson. Upon realizing that Keller had been compromised by Talos, Fury goes rogue with Vers; Coulson allows the two to escape. Motivated to seek answers from Rambeau, Fury, and Vers, accompanied by Goose, a cat who they encountered at the facility, hijack a Quadjet to the Rambeau Residence in New Orleans, Louisiana. Both Rambeau and her daughter Monica are surprised to see Vers still alive.

The two identify Vers as Carol Danvers, a fighter pilot who was seemingly killed with Lawson in a test flight gone awry. They also identify Goose as Lawson and Danvers' pet. Talos and Norex arrive at the Rambeau Residence, only to negotiate a temporary alliance after Talos reveals that he was in possession of a black box from the plane crash.

Talos reveals that Danvers has been deceived by the Kree and that the Skrulls are simply homeless refugees constantly on the run from the the Kree, on the brink of extinction.

Upon hearing the recording from the black box, Danvers finally recollects the memory of what happened. The assassination was orchestrated by none other than Yon-Rogg, who had uncovered Mar-Vell's deception. Mar-Vell instructed Danvers to destroy the energy core powering the light-speed engine, but in an attempt to destroy it, Danvers gained cosmic abilities after absorbing the energy from the exploding engine. With no recollection of her memories, Yon-Rogg was authorized by the Supreme Intelligence to train her into becoming a Kree operative.

Talos also confides in Danvers that Mar-Vell was actually a Kree double-agent who was attempting to help the Skrulls by testing the light-speed engine, which can help them flee Kree occupation forever, and that the black box and Danvers' memories contained the coordinates to a former laboratory cloaked in Earth's orbit that Mar-Vell had used, containing the last of the Skrull refugees as well as the energy core that powered the engine.

The next day, Yon-Rogg arrives on Earth to confront Danvers. He quickly realizes that the Danvers he was communicating with was Norex, and swiftly executes him upon learning of the laboratory orbiting Earth, and learning that the source of the energy core is the Tesseract.

Danvers, Fury, Talos, Maria, and Goose take the Quadjet to the laboratory, and Talos is reunited with his wife and daughter. Danvers finds the Tesseract, but the Starforce ambush them and place Danvers under stasis to confront the Supreme Intelligence. In a final conversation with the Supreme Intelligence, Danvers removes the inhibitor that has been limiting her full power potential and engages in an all-out battle with the Starforce.

Fury realizes that Goose is actually a Flerken, and witnesses his abilities firsthand after she swallows the Tesseract and several Kree soldiers. In a battle for the Tesseract, Danvers overpowers Korath, Bron-Char and Att-Lass while the Skrulls escape on the Quadjet with Rambeau and Fury. In the process, Talos is shot by Yon-Rogg, rendering him inoperable to fight.

In a rage, Yon-Rogg authorizes Ronan and the Accusers to dispatch Kree Ballistic Missiles at Earth to kill Danvers and the Skrulls. Danvers destroys the missiles, prompting the Accusers to retreat.

Minn-Erva, the last operable Starforce member, intercepts the Quadjet to the Mojave Desert, but Rambeau blows up her spacecraft with the Quadjet's turrets, killing her. Yon-Rogg arrives on Earth, and fully determined, he challenges Danvers to a duel, much like her previous training exercises on Hala. Danvers stuns Yon-Rogg with a photon blast. She then places him back in his craft and sends him back to Hala with a warning for the Supreme Intelligence, declaring war.

In the aftermath, Goose claws and blinds Fury's left eye while his guard is down. The Skrulls take temporary shelter at the Rambeau Residence, where Talos begins to recover from his injuries. Before Danvers departs Earth with the Skrulls to find them a new home, she hands Fury a modified Transmitter Pager to call her in the event of an emergency.

While creating the Protector Initiative, Fury, upon learning that Danvers' call sign was "Avenger" during her time in the Air Force, renames it to the Avengers Initiative in her honor. Later, Goose vomits the Tesseract on Fury's desk.

In a mid-credits scene set in 2018, post-Decimation at the New Avengers Facility, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner and James Rhodes analyze Fury's pager, before Danvers suddenly arrives, asking where he is.

Story and Events

Kree-Skrull War

  • Ambush on Torfa
  • Escape from Skrulls' Ship
  • Chase of the Skrulls
  • Ambush at Joint USAFA Facility
  • Battle at Mar-Vell's Laboratory