Warning: This post contains spoilers for the ending of Avengers: Infinity War and other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What was that damn logo? For less comic book-fluent moviegoers, that was one of the many the burning questions the post-credits stinger of Avengers: Infinity War provoked. (Besides "Wait, Spider-Man isn't really dead, right??" and "Why is Thanos so mean??") When Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury clutched a device sending out a top-secret message right before he turned to dust, audiences were introduced to the insignia for Captain Marvel, an iconic character who first appeared in the 1960s and is also the newest star of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When it arrives in theaters on March 9, 2019, Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel movie to star a woman in the lead role. Oscar-winner Brie Larson will play Carol Danvers, the US Air Force pilot who gains some pretty impressive superpowers after getting exposed to alien technology. (It's always the alien technology!) Though the story will be set in the 1990s, it's reasonable to expect the movie to set up some important plot points that will pay off in the next Avengers film, which will resolve the cliffhanger of Infinity War. Clearly, Captain Marvel will be a big deal.
So, what do you need to know about her before she makes her big-screen debut? There's plenty of time to catch up on adventures of Captain Marvel in the comics -- the current run has made some interesting tweaks to her backstory that could influence the film -- but if you want to know enough to look forward to the movie, we've got you covered.