Carol Danvers is finally preparing to blast off into the cosmos as the MCU's Captain Marvel gets a confirmed date to start shooting. The first female-lead Marvel movie aims to rival the DCEU's Wonder Woman, and hopes are high that Oscar-winner Brie Larson can carry Captain Marvel to intergalactic glory.
As the 21st movie on the MCU's impressive slate, Captain Marvel will suit up Larson in the role as the United States Air Force officer-turned-superhero. With Captain Marvel bringing to a close the MCU's Phase 3, it is currently unknown what Kevin Feige's plans are beyond Danvers' entry to the franchise, but expect it and the likes of Avengers: Infinity War to change the landscape dramatically. Aiming for a March 2019 release date, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have just long enough to get the ball rolling.
Feige had originally tipped a February 2018 start date for Captain Marvel in Atlanta, but Omega Underground has just confirmed that production will keep its February date - albeit in Los Angeles. Given the recent buzz of filming in Atlanta, and with Avengers 4 currently shooting there, it seems that the city is a little too crowded with Marvel properties at the moment. California has introduced new tax incentives for filming, so it makes sense that Captain Marvel is heading there instead.
We already know a rough plot for Captain Marvel, but more will become clear once filming begins. Set in the 1990s and focussing on the Kree-Skrull war, Larson will be joined by MCU alumni Samuel L. Jackson, a possible appearance from Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, and a rumored Ben Mendelsohn as the big bad Skrull leader. With the recent news that Captain Marvel will also feature on the super-sized roster of Avengers 4, Larson's solo film will be the gateway into her expanded role among the other comic book heroes and villains.
Promising to completely reinvent the origin story of Carol Danvers, some fans already think Captain Marvel was referenced back in 2016's Doctor Strange. How the writers will change the source material remains to be seen, but expect it to be a modern interpretation of the classic comic book character. Fans currently don't know where Captain Marvel has been hiding for the past decade of MCU movies, but Feige teased that Caron Danvers "out there somewhere." Not only featuring as an origin movie, Danvers' solo film will set Larson up for Avengers 4 and beyond. At least with Captain Marvel having a solid filming date, we can rest a little easier that Feige and co. are on the right track to the stars.
Source: Omega Underground
- 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 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017