As the Marvel Cinematic Universe progresses, characters new and old continue to come into the spotlight following the groundbreaking events of the Infinity Saga. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, which not only has its own solo sequel coming next year, but also had a major influence on Disney+’s latest take on the MCU.
Warning – the rest of this article contains spoilers for episode 6 of Ms. Marvel.
Marvel Studios delivered the pretty shocking moment when Episode 6 of Ms. Marvel ended on a major cliffhanger, seemingly teleporting Kamala Khan to another location and switching places with her longtime idol. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers ended up crashing through Kamala’s closet door before looking around her surroundings and trying to figure out why those bedroom walls were filled with tributes and photos of her.
This marks Larson’s second appearance in the MCU’s Phase 4 after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringspreparing her for a crazy adventure next year Wonders alongside Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan. And as has been the case with Larson for the past few years, he’s come up with an all new look for the Cosmic Avenger this time around.
Captain Marvel gets a makeover with Ms. Marvel
The mid-credits scene from episode 6 of Ms. Marvel brought Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers back to Earth, with her fourth new costume in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The costume design is largely similar to what fans have seen so far during the heroine’s three-year tenure in the MCU, especially with the color scheme.
A few new things to highlight are her new hairstyle, which comes with partial braids on the left side of her head and shorter sleeves on her top that leave her lower arms exposed. She also has what appear to be golden gauntlets on her wrists under the classic blue fingerless gloves she wore in past costumes.
In addition to this, his pants and boots are now all blue except for a small design on the back and front of the top of his boots. There is also some gold on his belt, although blue is the most eye-catching color in this design with the small portion of red on his shoulders above the Kree insignia.
This look is quite different from her first costume of 2019 Captain Marvel, which took its design almost straight from the pages of Marvel Comics. This costume featured more intricate markings on the legs as well as a red sash, as well as full red gauntlets that went up his forearms and more red on his shoulders.
This costume was largely the same as the one Larson used at the start of Avengers: Endgame, although there is more gold than red on his shoulders. The Kree symbol on his chest also seemed to stretch a bit more during his first mission with the Avengers, and his hair was longer here than it was in Ms. Marvel.
Carol then flew into the final battle of Avengers: Endgame with a brand new look after five years away from Earth. This time, the blue of her costume was on her shoulders and gauntlets while the red appeared on the rest of the outfit, and she also seemed to have more protection in her midsection.
For its first appearance in Phase 4 in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsCarol’s costume largely resembled the one she wore End of Game. This time, however, she pushed her hair out to almost the length it used to be. Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel ready for an epic return
Even with such a short MCU tenure under her belt so far, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has built up an extensive collection of costumes she’s donned since 2019. The red and blue color scheme once again pops up in this new look, just like in his first three MCU appearances, and while there are some slight differences, the look evokes the essence of the comics.
Now, the big question after seeing her new costume is where exactly Larson’s Captain Marvel will go now that she’s seemingly back on Earth.
Carol’s location in Shang Chi was a mystery as she called to speak with the other Avengers, and there’s no sign of her whereabouts in the galaxy between this movie and her last appearance in Ms. Marvel. But considering how much is left to do in her solo sequel, which will feature a massive team-up between her, Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, the possibilities are endless.
The six episodes of Ms. Marvel are now streaming on Disney+. Brie Larson will return in Wonderspremiering on July 28, 2023.