Marvel always has a few surprises up its sleeve during their annual Comic-Con appearance, and this year, they capped off their panel by officially announcing that Brie Larson is playing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel doesn't hit theaters until March 8, 2019, but directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo hinted this summer that she could make her MCU debut in Avengers: Infinity War, which still hasn't been confirmed yet. While promoting Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige offered some new details about this superhero, who will apparently be the most powerful in the MCU.
During an interview earlier this month, Kevin Feige made it clear that this Captain Marvel movie will be an origin story, although he wouldn't divulge any plot details. During an new interview with Vulture, he teased that Captain Marvel will be the strongest characer the MCU has ever seen, but she'll also be quite flawed. Here's what Kevin Feige had to say.
"It's very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we've ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she's introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we've ever had. It's important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that."
We reported in August that the director short list has been narrowed down to three female candidates, Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men) and Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist). While the studio hasn't announced a director quite yet, Kevin Feige said he expects to make a director's announcement at the end of the year.
"Now, I expect to have a director by the end of the year. We've been meeting amazing filmmakers, but often the way we work, as was the case on Doctor Strange and most of our movies, is that we have a ... I don't want to say a 'road map,' but we have a general view of what the movie is and then we meet with filmmakers and share that with them and then they pitch it back to us in a better fashion."
Captain Marvel is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). It isn't known when production may begin on Captain Marvel, and it still remains unclear whether or not this beloved character will turn up in Avengers: Infinity War. With Kevin Feige continuing his press tour for Doctor Strange, hopefully we'll have more details soon.