Brie Larson Shares Photo From Final Day of Filming on Captain Marvel
The last time we got a look at anything Captain Marvel related, it was during that epic, heartbreaking post credits scene in Avengers: Infinity War. You remember the moment, arguably the most haunting introduction of a superhero in Marvel history. While we won’t know for sure if Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel can raise the dead and save the world from Thanos in Avengers 4 until May 3, 2019, we will be seeing Larson’s embodiment of Marvel’s most potent superhero sooner than that. Captain Marvel officially wrapped on July 6, with Larson taking to Twitter to share a photo of the final slate. The film began principal photography on March 26th, so Captain Marvel was a fairly tidy bit of business, finishing up in a little more than three months. There will be additional photography down the road, but it’s still a pretty brisk filming schedule.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 8, 2018
Captain Marvel is a major move in the right direction for Marvel Studios. It’s first film in the MCU squarely centered on a female superhero, the second with a female superhero in the title, after Ant-Man and the Wasp. Evangeline Lilly was dynamite as the titular Wasp in the latter, showing audiences what it looks like when a capable, charming woman takes a lead role. You could argue that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther already proved that women belong front and center. That film boasted not one but three incredible roles for women, with Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright all stealing nearly every scene they were in, and practically taking over the movie down the stretch. Yet Captain Marvel represents a major shift for the studio, with the entire film centered on Larson’s pilot Danvers. Danvers becomes Captain Marvel after getting caught in the middle of a intergalactic battle between the Kree and the Skrulls. Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, which gives it another distinction; this is Marvel’s first true prequel.
Larson’s joined by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, as well as three characters who will be coming back from the dead. We’re talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. member Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg (he died in the first Avengers), Kree heavy Ronan, played by Lee Pace (he died at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy) and Djimon Hounsou as Korath, another Kree who also died at the end of the first Guardians. Also on hand are Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississipi Grind) from a script by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (GLOW), and Boden and Fleck.
We’re guessing we’ll see the first Captain Marvel soon, perhaps at Comic-Con. The film’s due out on March 8, 2019.
Featured image: Brie Larson (left) gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander (right), on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Photo: Brad Baruh. ©Marvel Studios 2019