Who Is Captain Marvel? Maybe Marvel’s Biggest Superhero Yet

Captain Marvel fever has take over the world of pop culture. With the Marvel superhero making her big-screen debut in March’s Captain Marvel, I’ve had lots of readers sending in the same question: Who is Captain Marvel?

Here’s the short answer: After an alien device mutates her DNA, American fighter pilot Carol Danvers is transformed into Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful heroes in the universe. In the Marvel comics she sometimes called “Marvel’s mightiest Avenger.”

What makes her so mighty? For starters, she possesses superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight and physical durability. But what really sets her apart is her “Binary” powers, allowing her to tap the energy of stellar energies to control over heat, the electromagnetic spectrum and even gravity. She can even travel roughly six times the speed of sound.

Learn More About Captain Marvel In This Video

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8. Here’s what you can expect: The movie follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when 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.


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