The long-awaited first female-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon be underway. According to a report from Omega Underground, Captain Marvel will officially begin production in February 2018.
By the time it premieres, Captain Marvel will be the 21st entry in the MCU, and is scheduled to bring Phase 3 to a close. Marvel is hoping it will perform as well as DC’s awesomely girl-powered Wonder Woman, which has been a huge success in that universe.
It’s off to a good start so far, casting Oscar winner Brie Larson (who won Best Actress for 2015’s “Room.”) She will bring to life the character of Carol Danvers. Danvers is an Air Force officer who receives cosmic abilities, becoming one of Marvel’s most powerful superheroes.
It was also recently reported that a large chunk of the Avengers 4 cast will appear in her solo outing. It will help integrate her into the vast landscape of the MCU. The film will be set in the 90s, during the Kree-Skrull conflict. That’s all we really know about the plot so far. Hopefully more (but not too much) will be revealed soon.
The primary production location has been moved from Atlanta (where a lot of the MCU has been filmed so far). It will now film in Los Angeles, thanks largely to tax incentives. There’s also the fact that Avengers 4 is currently filming in Georgia, so perhaps Marvel wanted to give the lady her space. (However, with many cast members being shared, it seems that it would make more sense from a logistical standpoint to film the two movies a bit closer together.)
But, whatever the reasons may be, we’re quite sure that Marvel knows what they’re doing. Personally, I’m looking forward to finding out where the Captain has been throughout the events of the MCU, since she’s already had her powers for more than 20 years.
What do you hope to see in Captain Marvel? Any particular characters or storylines? Tell us in the comments!