There has clearly been no shortage of news for Marvel coming out of their Hall H panel last night. After previewing basically every MCU film leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, the post panel interviews have started to reveal even more news for all the upcoming films. The panel itself ended with a bang when Kevin Feige brought out Brie Larson to confirm her as Captain Marvel, something that had been rumored earlier this year. With Larson now officially set to play the character, we all cannot wait to see her bring Carol to life. Unfortunately, we may have to wait longer than initially thought.
With Captain Marvel set to come out in between both parts of Avengers: Infinity War, it was reasonable to think that we could see Carol in Part 1, which ended with her going into a coma, then seeing her learn about her new abilities in the solo film, before returning to fight Thanos in Part 2. Well, if Feige’s latest comments to ComingSoon are to be believed, we will not be seeing her before Captain Marvel after all.
Despite her introduction at this year’s Hall H, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers doesn’t seem likely to take part in that event as Feige stated that she wouldn’t be appearing in anyone else’s films until her own launches in 2019, “unless she does.”
Now, you may be thinking that the announcement this early means she has to be in Part 1 as well, but with Marvel filming both parts concurrently, Larson may be needed one day for a scene in Part 2, but then not again for Part 1. That is to say, I’m not sure I completely believe them planning to wait three years to introduce us to her. There is currently no revealed start date for her solo film, and although the writers, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, have been locked in for a while, the project is without a director currently. According to ComingSoon, Feige is narrowing the list and is hoping to make a decision soon.
The upcoming film does not yet have a director, but Feige has narrowed it down to a short list of 10 and expects to make a decision by the end of the summer. With Ant-Man and the Wasp expected to enter production in June of 2017 (according to Feige, Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd are still working on the script), it suggests cameras won’t roll on Captain Marvel for more than a year yet.
Production starting late next year would still give the movie about a year and a half before it is released, which is more than enough time. It has been a long process hiring this director, and with it looking to be Marvel’s first female director, they want to make sure it is the right choice. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters March 8, 2019.