Last night on the red carpet for the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked about the currently-filming Captain Marvel with a new character in Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, a new era with the 1990s, and a new take on Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury.
“You’re going to get the most powerful superhero we’ve ever introduced and what I think is one of the most unique and inspiring origin stories,” Feige told Variety. "We are a little less than halfway through filming now. We had an early call time this morning so they could finish and get here for the premiere tonight and then they’ll be back early tomorrow. It’s going extremely well, and it’s a great cast on that film.”
Set primarily in the 1990s, Captain Marvel will tap into a time period only briefly touched upon before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Being able to tap into Carol Danvers story for the very first time - to bring that to the screen and tap into an era of the MCU we’ve never been in the ‘90s," Feige continued. "To see a version of Nick Fury whose reached a point in his career where he thought the wars over and the best days are behind him."
Feige elaborated on Jackson's Nick Fury role in this time period; remember, in Captain America: Winter Soldier it was established that this is when Fury retired as an active S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent to assume duties as the unit's Director after the departure of Alexander Pierce.
“Certain things he encounters in this movie sets him up for the path where we are 19 films later," Feige explained. "It’s really special, and I can’t wait for us to finish it, cut it together, put it in theaters so people can see it, and then people can go see the next Avengers film next year.”
You can watch the full red carpet interview here:
Captain Marvel is scheduled to open in theaters March 8, 2019.