Marvel Studios has announced that production is under way on their female-led 2019 title, Captain Marvel. In a press release sent out today, Marvel explains that the film will be set in the 1990s.
“Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The major announcements hidden within the press release are three new cast members who will be reprising roles from other MCU titles. Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace both return from Guardians of the Galaxy, in which they both played powerful Kree characters — Korath the Pursuer and Ronan the Accuser. It will be interesting to hear these character’s backstories and learn what they were up to while Peter Quill was still a young scavenger with Yondu’s crew.
Clark Gregg will also be returning to the movie side of the MCU to get involved with this 90’s Kree Invasion. Since the film is set prior to the character’s death during The Avengers, Gregg can finally reprise his popular role of Agent Coulson on the big screen. Of course, we know from Agents of SHIELD that Phil Coulson and his team have had their share of Kree adventures:
With these latest additions, the cast is really filling in and becoming one of the most impressive in the MCU! It will be great to see Samuel L Jackson back as Nick Fury to really tie the universe together — and to see Jude Law (Robert Downey Jr’s costar in the Sherlock Holmes franchise) join the MCU. Read the full press release on Marvel.com!
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.