‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be Set in the ’90s With Skrulls as Villains

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Captain Marvel” is going to be the comic book movie equivalent of a period piece.

The superhero film will be set in the ’90s, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. That means everything will unfold before Tony Stark dons Iron Man’s suit, Captain America comes out of deep freeze, Thor crashes to Earth, and before the Avengers ever think of assembling.

It also means that Samuel L. Jackson, who is reprising his role as Nick Fury won’t be wearing the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent’s trademark eyepatch. Feige said the film will take place before Fury loses his eye.

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“Captain Marvel” is highly anticipated because it’s the first Marvel movie to be set around a female lead. Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays the title character. In an interview with Variety last year, Feige said that Captain Marvel is a hero in a league of her own.

“If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels, she would be off the charts compared to anyone that we’ve previously introduced in a film,” he said.

During the Comic-Con panel, Marvel also shared concept art from the film and revealed that the Skrulls, alien shape-shifters, will be the primary antagonists.

“Captain Marvel” hits theaters in 2019.

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  1. n2darkness says:

    All due respect to the author but Captain America was a period piece movie as well. That said, it will be great to see the Skrulls on screen. I thought they should have used them in Fantastic Four movies

  2. Bill B. says:

    The more I see of Brie Larson, the more I think it was the role in Room that won her an Oscar. Even she said when accepting it that she wouldn’t be standing on that stage if it had not been for the editor cutting out the weak parts of her performance. Room was awesome, but I can imagine many actresses giving a fine performance in a role like that. I think she got lucky as she does not seem very interesting in other roles and her decision to jump into big budget nonsense does indicate she is much of a serious actress. So far.

  3. This is gonna be a pile ‘o shit, since they’re turning Captain Marvel into a wrinkly old hag in the future. How will she stay the same age when she’s introduced in future movies? And no dumbass ideas!

    • Cass says:

      Cameron McEwen knows more than Disney and Marvel everyone. Everyone pay attention to Cameron!

    • Kevin Tran says:

      Captain Marvel is bridging the gap between Earth and space so that doesn’t mean she should end up as “old” like what Steve Rogers/Captain America was.

  4. Kevin Tran says:

    I was totally freaking out by that costume Brie Larson is wearing and not only that but it made me cry. Also she’s going up against the Skrulls and I like that the movie is set in the mid-’90s and Nick Fury is going to have both eyes before he’s sporting an eye patch. I’m so excited for Captain Marvel when it comes out March 8, 2019 and this should give Wonder Woman a run for her money.

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