Whenever an actor is rumored or confirmed as a superhero in either a DC Comics or Marvel movie, we can usually count on fan artist extraordinaire Boss Logic to come through with a stunningly accurate depiction of what they may look like. Earlier this year, when Brie Larson was first rumored to be up for the role of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, the artist came through with a portrait of the 21 Jump Street actress in the traditional red, blue and yellow costume. Now that Marvel has confirmed the Oscar winner as Danvers, the big Boss has come through with an alternative look for Carol, this one showing her with her traditional mohawk.
Danvers’ mohawk was introduced in 2012, marking a new era for Carol. In Captain Marvel #1, she gives up her Ms. Marvel identity to take on the mantle of “Earth’s Mightiest Hero,” Captain Marvel. At this point, it isn’t known which look Brie Larson will run with. It is speculated that the character will first be introduced in Avengers: Infinity War before moving onto her first stand alone adventure. But that could change. The script for Infinity War is still being tweaked with characters coming and going as the Russo Bros. figure out the story. Carol Danvers was originally supposed to be introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, with some background shots completed for her arrival. But that idea changed late in the game, and those background plates where used for Scarlet Witch’s inauguration into the superhero team instead.
Before Captain Marvel was officially announced, there was some debate about which version of the character we were going to see on screen. Larson is going to be playing Carol Danvers, the more classic version of the character. However, there was quite a bit of demand to see G. Willow Wilson’s more recent take on the character in her Ms. Marvel comic books series, which features a young Muslim girl named Kamala Khan taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel. During Marvel’s Phase 3 announcement event, Kevin Feige made it very clear that we are going to see Carol Danvers.
“Let me clarify. Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who’ve inhabited that costume and used that power base. I want to make it very clear: This hero’s name is Carol Danvers.”
Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are writing the script for Captain Marvel, but we don’t know much about the story yet. Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, first debuted in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes” #13. She was a U.S. Air Force security chief who is transformed into Captain Marvel, after an explosion that involved Kree technology. Among Captain Marvel‘s powers are superhuman strength and the ability to fly after her DNA was infused with a Kree alien. It’s possible that we could see Captain Marvel get her powers at some point during Avengers: Infinity War, which arrives on May 3, 2018, 10 months before Captain Marvel debuts on March 8, 2019. Take a look at Carol in her iconic Mohawk.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 17, 2016