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.
Tessa Thompson was recently interviewed by Entertainment Tonight and made a comment about Marvel’s continued efforts to make a solo film starring Scarlett Johansson. While being asked about her desires to join an all-female Marvel movie, Thompson let us know that women rule supreme in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I think what we’re seeing, regardless of a Lady Liberator or an A-force movie or a female ensemble Marvel movie, is that in Phase Four, women rule supreme. We’re seeing a Black Widow movie in the works, which I hear about and is so exciting.
After serving important roles in both Iron Man 2 and Captain America: Winter Solider — and her highlight performances in The Avengers & The Avengers: Age of Ultron — Johansson has beyond done her part for the franchise to earn her own Black Widow film.
Hopefully this also means that we can expect to see even more diversity and many female leads once the current Avengers lineup takes down Thanos and Phase Three is complete. Are you excited about the possibility of a Black Widow movie? Does this mean Black Widow is confirmed to survive the events of Avengers 3 & 4, or will the Black Widow movie tell an origin story? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Watch Tessa on Entertainment Tonight here: http://www.etonline.com/thor-ragnarok-star-tessa-thompson-shares-which-marvel-heroines-shes-dying-to-work-with-exclusive
This year marks the ten year anniversary of the release of Marvel’s Iron Man, the first release of Marvel Studios. Back then, Marvel Studios was taking a total gamble with it’s first release. The executives were certain that they would be unable to support a full slate of films if their first was not a success. Now of course, Marvel Studios has become the dominate player in the film industry — with a franchise box office total that has outpaced Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond and the like.
To celebrate the anniversary of the studio, Marvel gathered it’s leading creative contributors this past October for a once in a lifetime photo shoot.
To save us all some time Googling, one internet user labeled the photo for us — and highlighted a few key players that were missing:
Did they get everyone right? Who else might have been unable to attend this historic photo session? Comment below and brag about your good eye sight!