In the wake of the company’s San Diego Comic Con panel, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and “Avengers: Infinity War” filmmaker Joe Russo have been offering some further quotes about the future of the MCU – and more specifically the “Captain Marvel” film.
Russo has confirmed that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will NOT be appearing in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”. There is potential for the character in the fourth “Avengers” but there’s no confirmation or denial of her involvement in that as yet.
Instead, it now looks like Captain Marvel won’t be appearing on screen until her own 1990s-set stand alone film in early 2019 which involves the Skrulls, an alien race whom Marvel has regained some of the rights to. This means the Kree-Skrull War of the comics can now be tapped into with Feige confirming to IGN that it is “an amazing, huge portion of mythology to belong to Captain Marvel”.
Feige also explained the choice of the 1990s setting and how it’s mainly a way to look at a period of the MCU that hasn’t really been touched upon as yet:
“There is an unexplored period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we wanted to showcase, and… almost anything else is a spoiler, other than to say, the 90s would be a fun period to make a superhero movie in. I graduated high school in 1991, and the fact that I’m making a period piece that takes place in that time, it’s unbelievable.”
“Captain Marvel” recently emerged as one of a trio of movies to receive a California production tax credit with the project set for a conditional $20.8 million offset. The film is slated to begin production in January and will be released in cinemas on March 8th 2019.