During a chat while on Captain America: Civil War press tour, Marvel chief Kevin Feige spoke about the future of Captain Marvel and the possibility of other female-centric Marvel films in the future. He’s what he had to say, courtesy of Fandango.
“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.
When we tried to poke around for plot details, Feige was naturally vague, saying the film’s main focus will be “about Carol Danvers and that journey to being Captain Marvel.”
The Captain Marvel stand alone film was first announced back in October of 2014 and since then has been pushed back from it’s originally planned 2018 release date to March 2019. The film has a writing team in place with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) working on the screenplay, but as of yet does not have a director or star. There have been numerous rumors/fan casting that have put actresses like Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence or Rebecca Ferguson in the lead role or Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel or even attaching Angelina Jolie to direct, but no official word has come from Marvel linking any of those talents to the project. Hopefully, “in the next month or two” means that we’ll be receiving official word on who landed the title role at Comic Con (or less likely as a brief cameo in Civil War).
In addition to talking briefly about Captain Marvel, Feige was asked about Marvel’s plans for another stand alone film built around a female character. While he didn’t give an official announcement, he mentioned that it’s a possibility but there’s still a lot coming up in the immediate future.
“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 10 years. But we’re focused on the next nine movies, which is a lot, between now and 2019.”
Are you excited for Captain Marvel coming out in 2019? What is your dream casting for the character? Honestly, I’ve been pulling for Emily Blunt since it was first announced that Carol Danvers would be appearing in the MCU, but I would also be behind the casting of Rebecca Ferguson who was fantastic in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. What other female character from Marvel comics would you like to see on the big screen? Captain Marvel is set to arrive in theaters March 8, 2019.