While we’ve heard plenty of news regarding the other upcoming films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things have been relatively quiet on the Captain Marvel forefront. We know that both Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve are hard at work writing the screenplay, but other than that, no official news has been released from Marvel. But according to Kevin Feige, we can expect that to change relatively soon. As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, the press tour for Captain America: Civil War has officially kicked off, and during yesterday’s press junket, the folks over at Fandango were able to speak with the Marvel Studios head honcho and ask him not only about Civil War, but also the rest of Phase Three – including Captain Marvel.
Concerning an official announcement regarding the director of the upcoming film? Feige promises that we’ll hear more about that in the “next month or two” – so basically, very soon. He also hints at the possible announcement of cast members by the end of summer, something that would make sense as Avengers: Infinity War begins shooting late this year, and if they plan to include Carol, she’ll need to be cast by then.
“I think we’ll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer,” Feige told us, alluding to the possibility that Marvel will make a big Captain Marvel announcement at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July.
As to trying to get any sort of details out of him? Feige just reiterated that the film will be about Carol’s journey to being Captain Marvel.
Of course, while the addition of Captain Marvel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a welcome one, there are still plenty of fans that would love to see characters like Black Widow get their time in the spotlight. Of course, there have been reports that Marvel has been developing a Black Widow film for sometime, although we have yet to see one, but Feige says it is still a possibility in the future.
As far as whether Marvel has any plans to produce additional female-led films, Feige says they do, just not between now and 2019. “Yes, for sure, I think [Black] Widow at some point would be great,” he teases. “But when you start talking about things that are now four/five years away…sometimes we do that. Dr. Strange has been talked about for ten years. But we’re focused on the next nine movies, which is a lot, between now and 2019.”
Captain Marvel is set to hit movie theaters on March 8th, 2019.
(Hey Marvel, Reed Morano would make for a good director option!)