After almost a decade away, Captain Marvel will bring the filming of an MCU movie back to California. Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, we now know a lot more about the remainder of Marvel's Phase 3. Landing right before Avengers 4 and becoming the 21st MCU film in the process will be Captain Marvel. Though the film has writers, directors, and a star, almost nothing else was known about the movie until Saturday's Hall H panel. Thanks to the reveals, we've learned that the film will take place in the '90s, feature a young Nick Fury, and tackle the Kree-Skrull War from the comics.
Despite these revelations, not much more is known about each of those tidbits of information - though that will change next year, when Captain Marvel begins shooting in January. The movie will begin rolling camera right after Avengers 4 and Ant-Man & the Wasp finish, but its production won't be taking place in the same location. Whereas most of Marvel's recent MCU films have been shot at Pinewood Studios outside of Atlanta, Georgia (or somewhere like England and/or Australia), Captain Marvel is heading to California.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Captain Marvel is among eight upcoming films that will be receiving tax credits from the state. Coming in right under Bumblebee's record-setting number, Captain Marvel will land $20 million in credits. As Marvel is headquartered in California and handle post-production in the state, the new shooting location will be something of a homecoming.
As the years have gone by, Hollywood has ceased to be the go-to spot for filming movies. Cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, and Vancouver have landed dozens of shows and movies thanks to their generous tax credits. Because of that, Marvel hasn't filmed in California in some time. Early MCU installments like the first Iron Man and Thor were filmed in the state, but Atlanta has been the MCU's main home for quite some time now.
For most fans, this news won't really effect the film. Still, it's interesting to know what the general setting of Captain Marvel might look like. Not only will California be the film's backdrop, but it will be the California of the '90s. Given that, there's certainly some period fun that the set and costume designers could have with the movie. Then again, California could easily function as another location.
With Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ant-Man 2 all arriving before Captain Marvel, we're unlikely to get too many more big reveals until early next year, when the film starts shooting. In the meantime, stay tuned for any new information that does arrive for Captain Marvel.
Source: Los Angeles Times
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019