During last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the Brie Larson-headlined Captain Marvel will be taking us back to the 1990s as Marvel Studios and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck explore the pre-Iron Man era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their first female-led superhero blockbuster.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been discussing how the 1990s setting opens up new storytelling possibilities, as well as allowing Marvel the opportunity to pay homage to some classic 90s action movies.
“We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world,” said Feige. “You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, ‘You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.’ Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU. It also got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the ‘90s action film.”
“We hadn’t necessarily done anything like that before either, so there are definitely homages to our favorite ‘90s action films within Captain Marvel,” he continued. “[Not] necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements Terminator 2. That’s about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there.”
Back in January, we got our first look at Brie Larson suited up as Carol Danvers when Marvel completed a week of shooting on Captain Marvel (or an Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene?), and according to Production Weekly, filming will resume on March 19th in Los Angeles. Expect more set photos soon!
Captain Marvel is set for release on March 6th 2019 and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Dr. Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva and Ben Mendelsohn and DeWanda Wise in as-yet-unrevealed roles. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are directing.