Kevin Feige provided a few additional Captain Marvel details including its 90s setting, Nick Fury’s involvement and the cosmic villains!
Marvel Studios only shared a few details and some concept art for Captain Marvel during their San Diego Comic-Con panel, but it was just enough to get fans pumped. We got confirmation of Nick Fury’s involvement and the reveals of both the Skrulls and the early 1990s setting. Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has provided a little more insight into those elements.
Feige chatted with IGN at Comic-Con and gave a brief (and I do mean brief) explanation as to why the film is set in a different time period. He also noted how making a period piece taking place in the 90’s makes him feel his age:
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"“The answer to that is even more spoilers, but the easy answer is we thought it would be a fun time period to make a film in. I graduated high school in 1991 and I’m now about to make a period piece set in that era — it makes me feel very old.”"
In terms of Nick Fury’s involvement, the filmmaker remained tight lipped. However, he did acknowledge the fun in getting to show the future head of SHIELD’s early adventures:
"“There are very particular answers to that question, but again the easy answer is we thought it’d be fun. We love Sam, we love that character. It would be fun to see what he was like in his earlier days.”"
Feige then turned his attention to the Skrulls and expressed his glee in seeing Hall H attendees getting excited over their revealed:
"“This might be the one room in the world where I can say this word and they might go crazy and they did.”"
Of course, the Skrulls are best known for being one of the warring factions in the Kree-Skrull War, and Feige is more than aware of that fact:
"“There’s an entire section of the comics that deals with the Kree-Skrull war and we haven’t tapped into that at all. We thought that’d be an amazing, huge portion of mythology to belong to Captain Marvel.”"
Things are shaping up nicely for Carol Danver’s first solo outing. With the folks at Marvel being so secretive, the film is sure to have plenty of surprises.
Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.