Source: Marvel Studios

It seems that Captain Marvel may not have a huge role in Avengers: Infinity War after all. Many speculated due to the early casting of Brie Larson in the role that we would. It is looking like we might not. We might get Carol Danvers in Infinity War, but most certainly not super-powered alter ego.

While meeting with reporters at the IMAX sneak peek event for Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios President and Kevin Feige discussed origin stories in Marvel films and confirmed that we will see on in Captain Marvel.

[Black] Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in [Captain America:] Civil War. But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Captain Marvel will feature the title character’s superhero origin. Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman shared the news while discussing changing the origin up a bit from page to screen back in August.

This does not mean that Carol Danvers will not appear at all before her solo film. In the comics, Carol Danvers was around long before she got any super powers, so she could still appear in Avengers: Infinity War. Regardless of whether or not she shows up in Infinity War, she will probably be in an Avengers movie (and in full costume) before too long.

Remember that even though it’s no longer being called Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, there is still an untitled Avengers movie scheduled for May 3, 2019 that will be filmed at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War. That second film (actually the fourth Avengers movie) is still reason enough for Marvel Studios to cast Brie Larson so far in advance of production on Captain Marvel.

We speculated less than a month ago when Joe and Anthony Russo hinted at being excited to work with Larson that we might see Carol Danvers possibly getting her powers in Avengers: Infinity War. It seems from Feige’s comments that we probably won’t get quite that far along in Danvers’ story before her own movie. That’s probably for the best, as it gives the filmmakers behind Captain Marvel, including Perlman, co-writer Meg LeFauve, and the yet-to-be-named director, the opportunity to build Danvers’ transition from hero to superhero from the ground up.

We look forward with great anticipation as we fly higher, further, faster and more when Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.