As Captain Marvel heads towards the start of production, its core crew is beginning to come together, most recently recruiting Andy Nicholson for production design. Though Captain Marvel was announced some time ago, the various members of the film's cast and crew have only slowly trickled in over the years. With shooting said to begin in January or February of next year in California, however, more and more announcements have been made in recent months. Comic-Con brought with it word that the movie will take place in the '90s and tackle the Kree-Skrull War. It may even feature Nick Fury, though Samuel L. Jackson has continued to play cat and mouse about that.
While more casting information will be on the way in the coming months as Captain Marvel gets ready to shoot, the crew has slowly been assembled. Along with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Marvel recently brought aboard Tomb Raider writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet to rework the previous script by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). The decision was met with some apprehension, but fans have been assured things aren't starting over from scratch. And with the script and direction in place, the film now has someone to oversee the look of the movie.
Omega Underground is reporting that Oscar Nominated Production Designer Andy Nicholson has come aboard Captain Marvel. Nicholson's work is best known from Gravity, which landed him the Academy Award nom. It should also set him up to tackle the partially intergalactic setting of Captain Marvel. Interestingly, Nicholson also served as the Art Director on Captain America: The First Avenger, which will also help him craft the feel of Carol Danvers big screen adventure.
Nicholson has also worked in various capacities on Alice in Wonderland, Assassin's Creed, and Divergent. His work will next be seen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, where he served as Production Designer during the recently-wrapped shoot. Though not all of the films he's worked on have been hits, they've all incorporated either fantasy, sci-fi, or period worlds that almost always needed to be wholly constructed from scratch. As such, he should be the perfect choice to tackle both a '90s period piece and an epic intergalactic war.
With Captain Marvel just a few months away from starting production, the rest of the principal cast and crew will soon start coming aboard and being announced. When they do, we should get an even better sense of how the film will look and feel. For now, we've seen a few pieces of concept art, but more should make its way online as production gears up. Similarly, a synopsis and official look at Larson in costume aren't out of the question before the year is out. Whenever more Captain Marvel news breaks, we'll let you know.
Source: Omega Underground
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