Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4, is on everyone’s minds as the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates a decade and prepares to wrap up a lot of storylines from that decade. Marvel Studios though also has their eyes elsewhere, including on the upcoming Captain Marvel.
Marvel announced that production has officially begun on the Brie Larson starring Captain Marvel with principal photography now happening in Los Angeles. Larson will play Carol Danvers and will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn and others along with some surprising additions.
As part of the release, it was announced that Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, and Clark Gregg will return to reprise their roles of Korath the Pursuer, Ronan the Accuser and Agent Phil Coulson on the big screen with this film. While Korath and Ronan died during the events of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, Gregg’s Coulson died in 2012’s Avengers only to be secretly revived and back saving the world on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the last five seasons.
None of the major heroes know that Coulson is still alive and they still won’t as the reason all three characters can appear is because this film reportedly takes place in the 1990’s, well before the events of the films where they met their ends.
Gregg’s return will seemingly especially excite many fans, who have publicly bemoaned a seeming disconnect between the television and movie sides of Marvel (as both are different studios on very different production schedules). Present day Coulson likely will never show up again in a film anytime soon, but we get him again on the big screen after his previous work on the first two Iron Man films, Thor and Avengers.
Captain Marvel arrives on March 8, 2019.
Official Press Release:
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.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson, costume designer Sanja Hays, editors Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman, two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend, stunt coordinator Jim Churchman and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.
With the release of “Black Panther” in February, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success. At the time of release, the film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is on track to the become the highest grossing superhero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to date. “Black Panther” propelled the Marvel brand’s #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 19 consecutive films.