Filming has now started on Captain Marvel, and with it a bunch of new details - including a few real surprises.
Coming with the reveal that production had begun was an official synopsis and cast list, which includes Clark Gregg, Lee Pace, and Djimon Hounsou alongside previously announced stars Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn. The common link between all three of those is, of course, that their respective characters are all dead (or at least believed to be) on the big screen, but the fact the movie is set in the 1990s means Agent Coulson, Ronan the Accuser, and Korath the Pursuer can all return to the MCU.
With the movie set to feature the Kree-Skrull War, it's easy to see why they'd use Ronan and Korath again, despite neither of them being particularly memorable from their time in Guardians of the Galaxy. The bigger deal here is Coulson, who the Avengers still think is dead, despite him returning to life in Agents of S.H.I.E.l.D. (where, interestingly, the Kree have been involved this season).
We've been promised that will be resolved in a surprising way, so maybe Captain Marvel will eventually build to that in some way when the character makes a leap to the future for Avengers 4. The synopsis, meanwhile, reads much as you'd expect:
“The story 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, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
We've already heard from the Russos how Captain Marvel is on a different power scale to the other MCU heroes, and that's going to be established here, while she'll also be a part of the aforementioned war, which is likely the reason set photos showed her in a green suit.
The photo accompanying the announcement also revealed that Larson has been training with Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, in order to accurately portray an Air Force pilot in the movie.
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