Coming as no great surprise, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has confirmed Marvel’s first female lead superhero film, Captain Marvel will be an origin story for the character. It was announced this past comic con that the film will star Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson in the title role.
Other than that not much else is known about the film at this point, however. Last night Marvel held an exclusive fifteen minute preview for the upcoming Doctor Strange showing off footage from the film in IMAX. Afterwards, Feige confirmed a key piece of information regarding Captain Marvel while discussing the differences between the origins of The Avengers and the magical defenders of Earth.
I think Benedict [Cumberbatch] is one of those ways. Benedict is an amazing actor and totally different than Hemsworth and totally different from Downey. And, we want to stay true to who he was in the books. The metamorphosis of what he goes through is more drastic than Tony [Stark] and that was fun to chart. I guess Black Panther isn’t really an origin story since we saw him already in Civil War, but his stand alone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world which you never saw before. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin story from the start.
Considering there are no rumors of her making a debut in any Avengers movies previous to the film’s release, we all assumed her first film would be an origin story anyway. In the comics, Carol Danvers A.K.A. ‘Captain Marvel’ was a test pilot who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device.
Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019.