Captain Marvel reveals include ’90s setting and villain
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H and offered some fresh new details about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, confirming that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury would appear and that he would actually have both of his eyes… because the film is set in the early 1990s! Feige also confirmed that The Skrulls will be the main villains of the upcoming film!
The directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) have signed on to direct the film, starring Brie Larson in the title role. Kevin Feige will produce the film, written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as Executive Producers alongside Stan Lee.
Carol Danvers has a very nuanced, powerful story, so Marvel took time selecting the final directing duo. But ultimately Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s diverse body of work and ability and focus on character made the choice a winning one. Each of their films exhibit nuanced, fascinating performances and a deeply-felt sense of character, all which will fuel the pair’s passion around telling Carol Danvers’ Story.
In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.