Captain Marvel is fast-approaching as Marvel Studios prepares to launch its first solo female-led film in March. Fans want and expect the movie to be great given the title character’s comic book success and Marvel’s own quality standards. According to Ben Mendelsohn, audiences may just see their high expectations exceeded.

“I think we have something really special here, and that all comes from a finely-crafted script, it’s absolutely beautiful,” Mendelsohn tells The Hollywood Reporter. Mendelsohn plays an antagonistic, shape-shifting Skrull named Talos in the film. We will see Mendelsohn in green makeup and scaly prosthetics. We will also see him looking very human as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL..L to R: Director Ryan Fleck, Ben Mendelsohn, Director Anna Boden..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2019

In addition to the script, the actor was drawn to the opportunity to work with the likes of Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). Captain Marvel also offered Mendelsohn the chance to reunite with his Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

As the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s fair to say the studio’s first film to be led solely by a woman is long overdue. “Obviously this is a big moment for Marvel, and hopefully a sweeping change for inclusion and diversity in the industry,” Mendelsohn notes. Audiences are ready for this moment, having viewed the film’s trailer 109 million times in its first 24 hours.

With a “finely-crafted script” serving as its foundation, we can trust that Captain Marvel will be another outstanding installment of the MCU. The Carol Corps is about to grow exponentially as moviegoers meet and inevitably fall in love with Carol Danvers (Larson).

I really can’t wait to see this movie, which is just over three months away. We should have another trailer to hold us over between now and March 8, likely dropping in January (or perhaps even December).

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter