There is still a lot that remains to be known about the upcoming movie adaptation of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but one thing has been made certain, the origin story of the character will be worth the wait.
Speaking with Variety during a recent red carpet event for Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige promised that Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has “one of the most unique and inspiring origin stories” to ever be put out in the MCU.
The upcoming project will be the first to break away from the main events in the timeline with an independent storytelling that has little or no relation with Avengers: Infinity War.
The setting will be the 1990s and feature the return of a few characters from the MCU. This includes Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), and Ronan (Lee Pace) in major capacity. The extraterrestrial shapeshifters known as Skrulls will also be introduced for the first time.
“It was the backstory of those characters crossing over into Kree mythology, and Kree lore, that just made it made it work,” explained Feige. “And I always think it’s fun to see, most obviously with Fury in Captain Marvel, but also to a certain extent you’ll see with Ronan and Korath, characters the way they were before they became the icons that you have seen in other films. And it’s just fun to see people in different environments.”
Captain Marvel will open in theaters on March 8, 2019, and is speculated to appear in the untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, on May 3, 2019.