Fresno County plays key supporting role in ‘Captain Marvel’

You can’t go too far through Marvel’s latest offering, Captain Marvel, without noticing a few Fresno County gems.

The blockbuster spent three weeks filming scenes at Shaver Lake and recruited the efforts of pilots from the Fresno-based 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard.

Brie Larson, who stars in the film as the titular Captain Marvel, shared her thoughts about working with the female fighter pilots of the 144th:

The 144th Fighter Wing’s involvement didn’t stop at filming either. Marvel parent Disney brought the ace pilots out for a flyover of Disneyland ahead of the film’s release:

Captain Marvel is in theaters now.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.

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