Captain Marvel to be set in early 90s

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 July 2017
Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

New Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Captain Marvel' will be set the early 1990s, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed at San Diego Comic-Con

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that 'Captain Marvel' will be set in the early 1990s.

The 44-year-old film producer used his appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to spill that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero adventure will show Carol Danvers and her titular alter ego, played by Brie Larson, fighting enemies almost three decades ago.

Feige says the reason for the time setting is that it's an era that hasn't been explored in the MCU and also it was an era in which he had a lot of "fun".

He said: "There is an unexplored period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we wanted to showcase. Almost anything else is a spoiler other than to say that the 90s would be a fun period to make a superhero movie in. I graduated high school in 1991 and the thought that I'm now making a period piece is unbelievable. How old am I now? It's just gonna be a lot of fun."

At Comic-Con it was also revealed that the main villains in the movie will be the Skrulls, an extraterrestrial race of shape shifters hellbent on invading and conquering Earth.

'Captain Marvel' will also star Samuel L. Jackson as super-spy Nick Fury.

Captain Marvel

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky
  • UK release: 8 March 2019

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with…

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