Movies about cosmic superheroes do not always get their feet off the ground, or out of our atmosphere. Many that do often find the fastest way possible back to Earth’s soil. It does not sound like that will be a problem for Captain Marvel.
We have already known that Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, will have major cosmic elements besides Carol Danvers’ own powers including two of the biggest, most impactful alien races in Marvel Comics history, the Skrulls and the Kree.
Now we know Marvel Studios isn’t necessarily looking for a way to bring all of those elements to Earth and keep the action there. Kevin Feige tells Entertainment Weekly, among other things about Nick Fury and genre inspirations for the film, that Captain Marvel will be set in space. He also explains why the film is set in the 1990s.
“We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world. You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, ‘You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.’ Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU. It also got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the ‘90s action film. We hadn’t necessarily done anything like that before either, so there are definitely homages to our favorite ‘90s action films within Captain Marvel.
“Well, not necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements Terminator 2. That’s about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there.”
I am all about the ’90s action movie inspirations, but I’m most excited to hear about so much of the movie happening in outer space. Though she often has exciting adventures on Earth, and we’ll definitely see some of that in the film, Captain Marvel is a cosmic character and she deserves to be showcased in truly epic fashion.
Besides, we have to get Carol Danvers out in space and leave her there by the end of this film to explain where she’s been while all this “Avenging” has been going on for the past decade in the MCU.
Captain Marvel is due in theaters March 8, 2019.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly