With “Captain Marvel” now in cinemas, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been discussing spoilers from the film and how events and reveals in the movie will impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward.
This includes everything from what this film’s events mean for a potential adaptation of the “Secret Invasion” storyline, to the appearance of Mar-Vell, potential sequel options and more.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “CAPTAIN MARVEL”
Speaking with ET Online, Feige says the decision to include Mar-Vell in the film was a decision made late in the development of the movie. They were looking for a male character as they were developing the script, but it was only ever a limited role until co-director Anna [Boden] came up with the suggestion to make Annette Bening’s character both the Supreme Intelligence AND Mar-Vell. The decision was also made just before Bening was hired.
A big element of the film is the way it changes the approach to the Skrulls, showing them in a sympathetic light which would seem to torpedo chances of an adaptation of the “Secret Invasion” storyline. However, Feige says the possibility is still there:
“I think like the Kree and like humanity, there are good Skrulls and there are bad Skrulls, but one of the things we wanted to do in this movie is, you know, don’t judge a book by its cover and tap into people’s preconceived notions of the pointy-eared green aliens being evil and subverting that. But I do think to continue fleshing them out and making them these three-dimensional actual beings, the Skrulls, you would encounter good ones and bad ones.”
The film also sets the stage for Carol Danvers playing a big part in the Kree/Skrull War for the twenty years between this film and “Avengers: Endgame”. Could a standalone sequel have Danvers taking on Ronan and the Supreme Intelligence? Feige says:
“Well, we don’t know what she did, right? She said she was going to and she went flying off at the end, and then we jump many years into the future. What happened in that intervening time, I think, is something that would be a lot of fun to explore at some point. We always think and dream about potential additional adventures, but really focus on the one we literally finished a week and a half ago. [Laughs].”
Feige also confirms they have ideas for both another “Captain Marvel” film set in the past and one that takes place in contemporary times. in terms of the overall MCU’s future, he says they’re deliberately holding back on announcing anything until after “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” are out:
“Once those films are out, I think is when we’ll announce what’s coming next. How far we’ll announce in the future? I’m not sure we’ll announce five full years necessarily, although we know five full years. But we’ll be making some sort of announcement, yes, and I’ll pull back the curtain on what’s been in the works.”
Feige also confirms Stan Lee cameos will be seen in “Avengers: Endgame” and likely “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. Asked about the possibility of films with Kamala Khan, Nova, an LGBT superhero and the return of ‘Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi, Feige says:
“I think all of those are percolating and– Let’s put it this way: They’re all percolating. I do want to keep the focus on this one and on the immediate future, but everything you just named are percolating, some closer than others.”
“Captain Marvel” is now out in cinemas with “Avengers: Endgame” set to hit April 26th.