Marvel Studios dropped some key details on Captain Marvel during their Comic-Con panel!
Marvel Studios came to play at their San Diego Comic-Con panel this year. They made a number of announcements and released some excellent footage from a few of their upcoming films. One film that didn’t have any footage to show was Captain Marvel, which doesn’t start shooting until early next year. However, that didn’t stop the studio from providing a few nice tidbits about the project.
During Marvel Studios’ panel, studio head Kevin Feige unveiled some concept art that gave audience members their first glimpse of Brie Larson as the titular character. The suit appears to be relatively similar to Carol Danvers’ suit in the comics, which is sure to satisfy fans:
In addition to this, Feige also revealed the Skrulls will be the villains of the film, and presented concept art of the infamous Marvel creatures with Carol Danvers fighting them head-on:
The studio head then confirmed a persisting rumor. A few weeks ago, it was reported Nick Fury would be joining the film in some capacity. Well, Samuel L. Jackson will not only appear as Fury and play a large role, but he’ll also have two eyes. This led to the final bit of news, which is Captain Marvel will be set in the early 1990s.
This was a very surprising development, but it absolutely makes sense. Many have wondered how Marvel Studios could have two films take place between Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers Sequel. While they probably have a plan for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel will in no way be affected by whatever happens after that first film.
This also adds another layer of lineage to the MCU by continuing to establish Tony Stark having “become part of a bigger universe” after revealing himself as Iron Man. Captain America fighting through World War II and Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne having adventures from the 1960s to the 1980s are prime examples of this.
Overall, we have a lot to look forward to with this film. It sounds like the folks at Marvel Studios know exactly how they want to proceed with for their first female-led solo film
Captain Marvel soars into theaters on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019.