Captain Marvel looks set to make a huge impact in the first half of this year; not only do we have next month’s solo movie – the first female-led superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios – but we’ll also be seeing Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers teaming up with the surviving members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes this April as they take the fight to Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe expected to undergo a big shake-up as we head into Phase Four, it seems that Captain Marvel will be central to those plans, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Oscar-winner Larson is tied down to a seven-movie contract with Marvel Studios.
This shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise, as Marvel always looks to lock its cast into long term contracts of around six movies (or nine, in the case of Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan).
However, Marvel must have been very confident that Larson will knock the role out of the park, with the article going on to reveal that she’s banking $5 million for her first outing – that’s ten times more than Robert Downey Jr. got for the first Iron Man, and 2.5 times Chadwick Boseman’s upfront pay day for last year’s Black Panther.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). It is set for release on March 8th.