Next year sees the release of Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel – a female-led comic book movie starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. The film will introduce Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be set in the 1990s.
But why is Captain Marvel set during the 1990s?
Well, it turns out that there’s a very good reason – or so says Marvel Studio’s big cheese, Kevin Feige – and it involves Nick Fury.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feige, said:
“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 (Stark), “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.”
And speaking of ’90s action movies, Captain Marvel will be influenced by the “action elements of Terminator 2″ . So, expect lots of action set-pieces and plenty of stunts.
Captain Marvel will be the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the release of next month’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (No.19) and July’s Ant-Man and the Wasp (No.20). The movie will hit cinemas in March 2019, ahead of the as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers movie (No.22), due out in May 2019.