Kevin Feige is the industry head of Marvel Cinematic Universe and an expert in the field of bringing amazing comics to the big screen. In a recent interview, he let loose information that suggests he used 90’s action movies to give direction to the new Captain Marvel film.
Without surprise from Marvel comic fans, this movie is set to take place in outer space. Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel, is going to be played by Brie Larson, an Oscar winning actress.After speaking at length about the long-awaited Film, Feige spoke on Terminator 2: Judgment Day as being a large influence.
“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.”
Ms. Marvel was an Air Force pilot whose DNA was fused with that of an alien, gaining her superpowers in the process. Her powers seem to include but are not limited to Super human strength, super speed flying and the absorption of energy. This is also going to be the first female lead Marvel movie to hit theaters near you.
Besides the film mainly taking place in outer space, Feige also spoke about the 1990’s time period the movie will be set in and reassured sources that not all Marvel movies will be playing with the idea of past time periods but that they are able to explore backstories when the fans are more interested in them.
“I would say no. I mean, in terms of Captain Marvel and a young T’Chaka in ’92, no. That’s not where we’re headed. But we would talk about the ancestral plane sequence [in Black Panther] where, towards the end of the movie, T’Challa takes the herb again and encounters his father, where he’s like, ‘Hey, man. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I want to change it.’There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would joke and go, ‘I want to see … what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool.’ It all starts [with] conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.”
“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. 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.”
Captain Marvel is set to release March 8, 2019, and with that amount of time hopefully they can do justice to this image intense film.
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