Marvel fans rejoice! In celebration of Principal Photography beginning for Marvel’s film "Captain Marvel," the studio released a photo of Brie Larson as she prepared for her role as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who later becomes the superhero, Captain Marvel. Larson is pictured with Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander who, according to Marvel, helped Larson with her research.

Principal photography for "Captain Marvel" will mainly take place in Los Angeles, California. In addition to the city of angels, however, the cast and crew will also hit the road and travel to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as Fresno, California.

Who is the newest superhero?

For those who rely solely on the films for their yearly superhero intake, Carol Danvers is a popular comic book character created in the 1960s, according to Marvel’s designated character and wiki pages. In the comics, Danvers was a top Air Force pilot who later joined N.A.S.A. During her time with the space program, she was tasked with learning more about a Kree warrior, an alien called Mar-Vell (who also goes by the name Captain Marvel). In an explosion involving Danvers, Mar-Vell, and a Psyche-Magneton device built by the Kree, Mar-Vell’s DNA combines with Danvers', thus giving her Mar-Vell’s alien abilities. Initially, Danvers takes on the name Ms. Marvel, and then later changes it to Captain Marvel.

While the plot of the upcoming film is still under wraps, Marvel announced that the movie will center around Carol Danvers and an alien war during the 1990s, causing her to become a mighty superhero. According to Marvel Studios, this film will be unlike anything fans have ever seen. Given their successful track record over the past 10 years, it's a pretty exciting promise.

Return of fan favorites

Marvel also announced a cast list that included the return of fan favorites Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg, who play Nick Fury and Agent Coulson respectively. Jude Law and Lee Pace will also appear in the film.

The film is directed by writing and directing duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. According to the website, together they directed and wrote the 2010 film "It's Kind of a Funny Story," as well as the 2015 film "Mississippi Grind." It then comes as no surprise to learn that Boden and Fleck also have writing credits on "Captain Marvel."

"Captain Marvel" is currently set to release on March 8, 2019, but with the recently updated release date of Marvel’s "Avengers: Infinity War," who can say for certain?