Brie Larson Posts A Photo To Celebrate The Wrap Of ‘Captain Marvel’

It’s a wrap for ‘Captain Marvel’, the next film in Marvel Studio’s slate.  Production began in January and wrapped on July 6.  To mark the occasion, star Brie Larson posted an image on Instagram, of a clap board signed by the cast and crew with a calendar on which the wrap date is circled.

‘Captain Marvel’ will be the last non-sequel in Marvel’s Phase Three and leads into ‘Avengers 4’ (which is hopefully incorrectly, reported as being called ‘Endgame’).  Larson’s Carol Danvers is expected to take the reigns as the leader of the Marvel Universe going forward into Phase Four.  The current hit, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is the first Marvel Studios picture with a female hero’s name in the title, but ‘Captain Marvel’ will be the first with ONLY a female hero’s name as the title.

Her solo movie was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with a script that they worked on, along with Liz Flahive, Meg LeFauve, Carly Mensch, Nicole Perlman, and most recently Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  In addition to Larson, the cast includes Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Gemma Chan as Doctor Minerva/Minn-Erva, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer and Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.  Ben Mendelsohn‘s role is undisclosed, but he is believed to be playing Yon-Rog, the villain of the picture.  Lashana Lynch‘s role has also not been revealed, but she may be playing Monica Rambeau, another Marvel hero that has used the codename Captain Marvel in the past.  Annette Bening was a late addition to the cast but is believed to be playing Carol’s mother.

VERY little has been revealed about ‘Captain Marvel’, but based on the comics, Carol Danvers is an Air Force pilot who becomes involved in the work of a group of scientists who turn out to be spies from the alien Kree empire.  Through some means– it’s called the Psych-Magnatron in the comics and I’m pretty sure that is NOT the name they will use in the film– she develops superpowers after her human DNA is spliced with that of the Kree.

She becomes able to fly, gains super strength and the ability to absorb and release energy.  She also develops a powerful form of “women’s intuition.”  It’s kind of like Spider-Sense.

Concept art has surfaced depicting Captain Marvel charging into battle with the Avengers in ‘Avengers 4’, giving fans an idea of what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds.  But maybe after this movie, Carol will be front and center in the next bit of promo art.

‘Captain Marvel’ will arrive in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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