Brie Larson Preparing for ‘Captain Marvel’ by Touring Air-Force Base

Readying for role as an ace pilot and Air Force officer.

Production on Captain Marvel is set to begin literally any day now, but Brie Larson isn’t waiting to start getting into the role. Photos of the actor visiting Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada surfaced on Instagram this weekend, showing Larsen touring the facility where she also checked out the F-15 fighter jet.

Captain Marvel’s civilian identity is Carol Danvers, an ace pilot who joined the Air Force at the age of 18, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a major. (If Avengers 4 fails to mention that Carol technically outranks Captain America, it will be a missed opportunity.) Larsen appears to be taking the time before shooting begins to familiarize herself with Air Force life and the military jets that Danvers pilots.

In the comics, Danvers finds herself imbued with incredible powers after an encounter with the alien Kree and takes on the mantle of “Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero.”

Captain Marvel will premiere on March 6, 2019, and will appear again a few months later in the untitled Avengers 4 movie on May 3, 2019.