5 Things Parents Should Know about "Captain Marvel"


Carol Danvers is a superhero with other-wordly superpowers.

If only she could remember how she got them.

Unlike Spider-Man or Iron Man or even Captain America, Danvers doesn’t know where she was born, where she came from or how she developed her incredible skill to shoot energy projectiles from her hand. Until recently, she thought her name was Vers. She even thought she was of another race (Kree) and from another planet (Hala).

But now Danvers has crash-landed on Earth, and she’s having flashbacks to an earlier time when she may have lived on this unique rock. Perhaps she was born here, grew up here, and was trained here.

First things, first, though. Danvers is hunting for members of the Skrull race – supposedly evil creatures who are the Kree’s long-time nemesis. They’re trying to take over the galaxy and they have their own unique powers to help them: They can change shape. One second, they’re lizard-like aliens, the next second, they’re human.

There may be dozens of Skrulls hiding on Earth. Danvers is going to find them, and perhaps, discover who she is along the way, too.

The film Captain Marvel (PG-13) opens this weekend, starring Brie Larson as Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, the Skrull leader.

It is the first Marvel film to feature a lead female superhero in a movie of her own.

Here are five things parents should know:

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