Marvel Studios has announced the start of production for Captain Marvel, their Brie Larson-starring stand-alone featuring Carol Danvers as she inherits the Kree-based powerset that’ll lead to her becoming of one of the MCU’s heaviest of heavy-hitters.
While Larson, featured in the picture above, prepped for the role by hanging out with real-life Air Force commanders, behind the scenes there’s been a few surprises. For one, both Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou are set to return in their roles of Ronan the Accuser and Korath the Plunderer, and while Ronan met his demise in Guardians of the Galaxy, the 90’s setting of this film allows for his return. Additionally, and this is a fun little addition, Clark Gregg is coming back as Agent Coulson presumably alongside the already confirmed non-eyepatch wearing Samuel L. Jackson.
The Marvel Television crew has been silo-ed from the their big screen brethren pretty extensively since Kevin Feige broke free of the Marvel Creative Committee that enforced a number of ties between the film and television product – most significantly the big Inhumans push that fizzled spectacularly. So, it’s nice to see Gregg escaping back into more comfortable environs for the Coulson character.
Captain Marvel opens next March, one month before Shazam!, the character formerly known as Captain Marvel. That should be fun.
Carol Danvers soars onto the big screen with her own solo adventure, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” on March 8, 2019!
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Get a glimpse of Brie Larson getting hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers, below!
Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.