Production on Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is officially underway in Los Angeles. The comic book-inspired superhero film stars Brie Larson in the titular role and is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, Sherlock Holmes 3), Liz Flahive (Glow) and Carly Mensch (Glow) also wrote the screenplay.
In addition to Brie Larson (Room, Kong: Skull Island), the Captain Marvel cast includes Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (The Book of Henry, Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Brotherhood, Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Humans, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá, Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle, The Last Kingdom), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya, Gifted), Clark Gregg (Live by Night, The Avengers), and Jude Law (Spy, The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Filming’s expected to take place in LA, Fresno, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. Marvel and Disney are targeting a March 8, 2019 theatrical release.
Kevin Feige produces and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Ben Davis (Doctor Strange), production designer Andy Nicholson (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), costume designer Sanja Hays (The Fate of the Furious), editors Elliot Graham (Molly’s Game) and Debbie Berman (Black Panther), visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Avengers: Age of Ultron), stunt coordinator Jim Churchman (Doctor Strange, Ant-Man) and special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther).
The Plot: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.