Marvel Studios is keep its focus on Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, but higher-ups at the company have not forgotten Captain Marvel. The solo film is slated to hit theaters in 2019 and wind down the MCU’s current phase. According to Kevin Feige, the film will play a major role in bringing about the conclusion of Phase 3.
During a recent interview with IndieWire, the head of Marvel Studios took a moment to talk about Captain Marvel. The film, which will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, is slated to be Phase 3’s second-to-last film. However, the project will have a very large impact on the MCU and its current run.
“There are a lot of discussions, they all focus on the post-Phase Three, ‘Avengers’ 4 film, so nothing that we’ll get into publicly. We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing,” Feige explained when asked about the future of the MCU.
“It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale of 22 movies over the course of 10 years. That is focus for the next six movies we have to finish and get out. Really, the focus now is on delivering ‘Captain Marvel’ and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far.”
If what Feige says is correct, the Captain Marvel will play a “big role” in wrapping up Phase 3 as a whole. The introduction of Carol will be a game-changer, but the film itself will factor in more content as fans learn where exactly the heroine has been hiding out all these years. The film is confirmed to take place in the 1990s, so audiences are curious as to where Captain Marvel has been since before Iron Man was created. Now, it looks like that answer could be one that fundamentally alters the MCU moving forward.
Captain Marvel will debut on March 8th, 2019, while Avengers 4 is set to be released on May 3rd, 2019.