While Captain Marvel is perhaps not the most anticipated Marvel movie coming in the next 5 years, the casting announcement for who will bring Carol Danvers to life on the big screen certainly is. And there have been a great number of actresses vying for the role over the past couple of years. Who will play Captain Marvel? We won't know until August. But we should get a confirmation on the movie's director in the next month or two.
Captain Marvel is the first solo adventure for a Marvel Studios female superhero. And she promises to be a badass addition to the Disney roster. Though, it isn't known where she will show up first, or if she'll make her debut in her own movie. The superhero was supposed to first debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron last summer. But those plans were scrapped, and they would have greatly altered what plays out in Captain America: Civil War this May.
Captain Marvel doesn't hit theaters until summer 2019. That still gives her plenty of time to emerge in one of the other upcoming movies, such as Ant-Man and the Wasp or Avengers: Infinity War Part I, both arriving summer 2018. And it's possible that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will introduce her in a post-credit scene when it hits the big screen next summer. Thor: Ragnarok is also a good bet, as it takes place in the cosmos where Carol resides. Says Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige about the impending Captain Marvel announcement.
"I think we'll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer."
On the small screen, Jessica Jones has proven to be quite popular headlining her own Netflix series. But other Marvel characters such as Black Widow and Scarlet Witch have been relegated to playing second fiddle to their male superhero counterparts. Some were surprised that Captain Marvel was announced as the first solo female superhero adventure for Marvel Studios. The main character, named Carol Danvers, is a woman who gains super powers from an encounter with an alien. It's possible that the big Captain Marvel nnouncement will be unveiled at this year's Comic Con in San Diego. About the movie's plot, Kevin Feige would only give this brief synopsis.
"[It's] about Carol Danvers and that journey to being Captain Marvel."
That's what we've long known, so no big surprise there. The man was also asked if the Black Widow movie would ever see the light of day. It's a solo adventure the producer has been teasing for years, and apparently, he will continue to do so until Scarlett Johansson is old and grey and no longer able to swing like she used to. Asked if other female superhero movies are being planned for the near future, he had this to say.
"Yes, for sure, I think [Black] Widow at some point would be great. But when you start talking about things that are now four/five years away...sometimes we do that. Dr. Strange has been talked about for ten years. But we're focused on the next nine movies, which is a lot, between now and 2019."
So, are you excited to finally hear who will play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel? Actresses who've admitted that they are desperate to play the part include UFC Champ Ronda Rousey, Katee Sackhoff and Katheryn Winnick. Others rumored for the role over the past couple of years include Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron and Rebecca Ferguson. Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve are already writing the script, and Angelina Jolie has long been rumored to direct.