The well-oiled machine that is Marvel Studios wrapped production on Captain Marvel the same day Ant-Man and the Wasp hit theaters. The latter marks the 20th film to come out of Marvel Studios over the last 10 years, but just the first to feature a female character in the title. Evangeline Lilly received co-billing as Wasp in the sequel and Marvel's making the necessary next step to help bring more diverse films to their universe.
Brie Larson will be the first female to lead a Marvel Cinematic Universe film on her own, with Captain Marvel also being the studio's first to have a woman with directing credit. Anna Boden gets that title as she is co-directing with Ryan Fleck. The two were announced back in 2017 and finally got to begin filming the movie earlier this year. After a brief move to New Orleans, their time on set is now done.
On the same day that Ant-Man and the Wasp hit theaters, Ryan Fleck confirmed on Instagram that Captain Marvel is officially wrapped. His photo confirms yesterday was day 75 of a 75-day shoot that began at the end of March. Considering Captain Marvel is the next MCU movie to hit theaters now that Ant-Man and the Wasp is out, this is either a great coincidence or incredible planning on the part of Marvel to sync up their schedule.
With all of the Ant-Man and the Wasp buildup now complete, Marvel Studios will be turning much of their attention towards Captain Marvel. There's yet to be much official marketing Larson's solo movie so far and fans are itching to see the first official look at her superhero costume. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, recently said not to expect a Captain Marvel trailer for a few months, and they'll now have every bit of footage at their disposal to create the first teaser.
Even though Captain Marvel is the next MCU film to hit theaters, it isn't the only film the studio is working on. Joe and Anthony Russo are currently editing Avengers 4 and have reshoots scheduled for this summer. Boden and Fleck will also still do Marvel's regularly scheduled reshoots sometime this year too. However, Captain Marvel wrapping leaves Marvel Studios' joint venture with Sony, Spider-Man: Far From Home, as the only MCU movie currently filming.
All of this follows Marvel's typical operating schedule, where they are almost always filming something. The rotation has been necessary in the past as they relied heavily on Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, but Captain Marvel filmed in Los Angeles and New Orleans, while Far From Home is now filming overseas. This typically allows Marvel to focus on just a single film at various points of production, so now doing post-production on Captain Marvel should become one of their biggest focuses.
Source: Ryan Fleck
- 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 05, 2019