Two young agents, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) for SHIELD, attempt to apprehend the girl, but discover that all is not earthly about their latest case. Fury and Ves work together to protect a government-sponsored device (a Hitchcockian McGuffin if there ever was one), as past memories begin to flood in for Vers and she discovers she has a more direct connection to that device and the doctor who invented it.
The script focuses on Vers’ frustrations while still keeping her an entertaining character. The script doesn’t get bogged down with its story consternations, still allowing the audience a fun movie, just with a bit more substance. Vers surrounds herself with heroic men and women, however they always back her up, not the other way around. Women in the MCU movies often have strength and savvy, but they usually serve others, whether the family around Black Panther (Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, and Danai Gurira) or Vers’ fellow Avengers Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). Either because of, or in synchronicity with, DC’s success with Wonder Woman, MCU finally gave audiences a female protagonist to lead. The script also changes the character Mar-Vell to a female (Annette Bening) to give Vers another powerful ally. It also adds her best friend Maria (Lashana Lynch) as a kick-ass pilot.
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