Marvel Studios has officially begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on Captain Marvel. The production is shooting in and around the L.A. area, which will also serve as the base for this latest Marvel adventure. The cast and crew were seen in Oxnard, California over the weekend shooting a carnival scene, which is just north of Los Angeles. The Oxnard set was where the very first pictures of Jude Law were snapped. The team will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as other locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Along with the official announcement, Marvel Studios provided the first official image of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, as well as big cast update.
The picture of Brie Larson was taken when she visited Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. The shot is pretty close to the unofficial leaks from the Air Force base that fans saw over the summer. However, that's not the most exciting part about this latest Captain Marvel news.
Captain Marvel will feature the return of Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson, which is huge news for Marvel fans. Coulson appeared in Iron Man, Thor, and Iron Man 2 and helped create the connective tissue that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now known for today. He was later killed in Joss Whedon's the Avengers, only to return as the lead in ABC's hit action drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fans have wondered if we'd ever see a return of Agent Coulson on the big screen. And the question has always remained when the Avengers would learn he is still alive, which could happen in Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4. With Captain Marvel taking place in the 90s, the current Agent Coulson arc won't be explored at all.
Captain Marvel also stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace who was also in Guardians of the Galaxy with Hounsou, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, and Jude Law as Mar-Vell.
The story of Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, the movie is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to the return of Agent Coulson, we'll also see a young Nick Fury without the iconic eye patch.
Captain Marvel was rumored to make her first appearance in the upcoming Infinity War, but Marvel Studios ended up writing her out of the story to introduce her properly in her own standalone movie first. Brie Larson will appear as Carol Danvers in the still untitled Avengers 4 in May of 2019, after making her debut on March 8th, 2019 when Captain Marvel hits theaters. There we have it, straight from the horse's mouth, production on Captain Marvel has officially started. You can check out the very first official image of Brie Larson in character below, courtesy of Marvel Studios.