The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps on growing. Along with the many films and television series set to air this year (starting with Iron Fist on netflix), as many as five new projects have begun shooting over the past month and a half, with many more to come.
Many previously established characters set to join together to stop the mad titan ‘Thanos’ in next years massive team up film Avengers: Infinity War. The highly anticipated movie is also rumored to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, before she heads off into her own solo film the following year.
Thanks to recent postings on casting sites production weekly and myentertainmentworld.com, we now know filming for Carol Danvers first solo outing will begin in early January, 2018.
The story summary listed with the posting gives a brief rundown of the characters history in the comic books, though the her origin will be changed for the film to avoid similarities with DC comics chief cosmic superhero, Green Lantern.
“If you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen,” said screenwriter Nicole Perlman on the Any Time With Vin Forte podcast. “We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel films and make sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time.”
We expect a more detailed synopsis to release as the film heads into production early next year. Filming is set to take place in Atlanta, the same shooting location as many other Marvel entertainment films such as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and the upcoming Ant-man and the Wasp.
Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe solo film to star a female superhero in the lead role. Scarlett Johansson has discussed her intentions to star in a solo Black Widow film, though nothing has been confirmed at this time.
Brie Larson is the only cast member currently attached to the film, though we expect some of her fellow Avengers to appear in some capacity. Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman is currently working on the films script alongside Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve. Marvel have yet to announce a director for the anticipated film.