First details from Captain Marvel gathered all the attention from San Diego Comic-Con last year. Not only are we going back to the 90s, but we are also going to witness the cinematic debut of the infamous Skrull alien race from the Marvel comics! Would there be any other great way to start the week besides Marvel Studios revealing the official Captain Marvel press release? If you said yes and can think of other ways then stop and let fans have this moment because the unexpected has been revealed. Principal photography has begun and not only is there a large new talented cast, but characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s past are returning as well. People who have been following the MCU for a long time are going to be quite pleased.
Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have been known to be leading the film as Carol Danvers and a younger Nick Fury for some time now. It can now be officially said that Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law will be joining them! Always great to see multiple actors of color get their names listed in diverse casts together for huge films like these. Your eyes do not also deceive you for it is true- Agent Phil Coulson, Ronan the Accuser, and Korath the Pursuer are returning to the big screen. For those that do not recognize the last two names, they served as the main antagonists in Guardians of the Galaxy. They defied Thanos’ command and took an infinity stone for their own doing. It obviously did not end well for both of them.
It makes sense for Gregg, Hounsou, and Pace to reprise these roles knowing that the film is a prequel featuring Kree and Skrull conflicts. It would also not be far-fetched to assume Mendelsohn is playing the film’s main antagonist. He did play these roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Ready Player One after all. The only questions are if he is Kree or Skrull and if Kree, how does he align with Ronan and Korath?
Captain Marvel‘s production base will be in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Filming will also take place in Fresno, California and certain locations in Louisiana, such as Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The writing/ directing duo that is Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been attached for some time, but now we have official script details. The press release reads as follows:
An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur”), Nicole Perlman (upcoming “First Man,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider,” upcoming “Sherlock Holmes 3”), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (“Glow”), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Besides Fleck, six other women have credits in the screenplay. The list of films under these female names is nothing short of impressive. The right female voices behind the camera could elevate this film into being one of Marvel’s best. As for the official plot synopsis? The studio cannot give away a lot too early- so it is short but very sweet:
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.
The MCU train does not know when to take a stop. This news could have been more of the same that we get with any comicbook film. Instead, we got exciting unexpected reveals supported by a diverse team both in front and behind the camera. The film is set for March 8th, 2019, which is already less than a year away. This is great news for fans will not have to wait much longer to finally see Carol Danvers suit up in a theater. Was this reveal exactly what you were expecting or are you too surprised to think straight? Discuss in the comments below!
Source: Marvel Studios