Audiences will first be introduced to Brie Larson's Carol Danvers next March when Captain Marvel is released. Many had held out hope that she would appear in Infinity War first after some information from the set was misconstrued. However, Larson will show up again a few months after her official debut in the still untitled Avengers 4, which has just been confirmed by Disney. There's been a lot of confusion surrounding Captain Marvel's entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we finally have some official confirmation.
A report surfaced today from a visit to the Infinity War set back in June of last year that revealed that Brie Larson was there. The Russo Brothers were asked in an interview what their favorite costumes were so far, and Joe Russo had an interesting answer. Instead of mentioning one of the established characters, he mentioned Captain Marvel. Joe Russo had this to say.
"Is it ...? Where's (unit publicist John Pisani)? I can't remember if we, Captain Marvel on set, is that official? If it's not, it's official now. I think Captain Marvel had a great outfit."
Joe Russo's thoughts immediately led to reports that Carol Danvers was going to make her debut in Infinity War, which was quickly shut down when the Russo Brothers spoke about the Captain Marvel movie at San Diego Comic Con and stated that she would not be in the upcoming Avengers movie. But, a new report reveals that Brie Larson's Danver character will make her debut in her own movie and then show up in Avengers 4, which is information that reportedly came straight from Disney to clarify Joe Russo's comments from last summer.
The information comes after a media onslaught from reports from the set of Infinity War over the summer was released this week. The press push arrives after it was announced that the release date of Infinity War was bumped up a week to help fight off spoilers for the North American audiences. It was also announced that the long-awaited trailer for Infinity War will be released on March 16th with a rumor of pre-sale tickets to follow. The Avengers hype machine was already working overtime and now it's been kicked up into the stratosphere.
Fans of Captain Marvel might be a little upset about this news, but it will be for the better that Carol Danvers is introduced in her own movie. Plus, she'll get in on some of the battle with Thanos in Avengers 4. It's been revealed that Captain Marvel will take place in the early 1990s, so it makes even more sense that we won't see her until after the events Infinity War. It could confuse timelines to introduce the character before the standalone movie. Regardless, Captain Marvel just started production, so there's plenty of news to look forward to in the months to come. This report originated from ComicBook.com.