Pre-production on Captain Marvel is well underway ahead of the week long January shoot that will officially kick off the filming of the 2019 film. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been busy filling out the cast and now it seems Marvel Studios has settled on the artist who will help translate their creative vision into the striking visuals to which MCU fans have grown accustomed. Cinematographer Ben Davis, who worked as Director of Photography on Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Doctor Strange, has signed on for Captain Marvel, according to a source close to the production.
Davis’ work on Doctor Strange, in which he helped create some of the most singular sequences in the MCU to date, received high praise for bringing new dimensions to life and for the reality-altering action scenes.
Captain Marvel will return Davis, at least in part, to the Cosmic corner of the MCU but will offer a new set of challenges as he collaborates with Boden, Fleck and production designer Andy Nicholson as they bring the Skrull and Kree empires to life and try to create a signature look for Carol Danvers’ impressive power set. Davis is currently finishing up work on Disney’s live action adaption of Dumbo before heading to Los Angeles to begin work on Captain Marvel. Both films are set to hit theaters in 2019 with Captain Marvel scheduled for March 6, 2019.