During the Marvel panel in last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, Kevin Feige was able to tell conventions goes and worldwide Marvel fans that the upcoming Brie Larson-led film Captain Marvel will be set in the ’90s.
Screenrant.com shares an excerpt from Feige’s interview with MTV News, giving some insight as to why Captain Marvel is set in the past.
MTV: So… time period. When was that hit upon? Was that an early part of the development process, that this would seem like a good idea?
Feige: Uh… yes. Yeah. Early, early days.
Feige: Uh, well, there is an unexplored period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we wanted to showcase, and… almost anything else is a spoiler…
Feige: …other than to say, the 90s would be a fun period to make a superhero movie in.
The rest has been kept much under wraps, evidently due to possible spoilers being leaked.
We may be seeing Carol Danvers before her own standalone film, as leaked footage reveals that Captain Marvel will make a brief appearance in Infinity War.
Captain Marvel is slated for release on March 8, 2019.