Captain Marvel is already poised to cover one of Marvel Comics' biggest conflicts, but it sounds like some are curious if another foe will appear.
Speaking to reporters during a visit to Captain Marvel's set, producer Jonathan Schwartz was asked if the '90s-set Marvel Cinematic Universe film will have some sort of appearance from Hydra. As Schwartz teased, the focus will primarily be on the Kree/Skrull War that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) gets caught up in, but that Hydra could still have some sort of a presence.
"I wouldn't go into this movie expecting a Hydra
As fans will remember, Captain America: The Winter Soldier revealed that Hydra had been infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. for decades, something that turned the iconic organization entirely on its head. Seeing as Captain Marvel is set in the '90s, and will feature appearances from the younger versions of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), it certainly makes sense that Hydra would have even some sort of subtle role in the film.
Having Captain Marvel set in the '90s - over a full decade before the events of Iron Man - ended up having a unique impact on how the film acknowledges the franchise's larger canon.
"Funny, really honest, I don't know exactly when [we decided on that setting
"And then also just the idea of the 90s as a period which is something I don't think we've been able to explore a lot of, it's far enough in the rearview mirror that it was 'Oh yeah, the 90s. I have memories of that era.'" Schwartz added. "But I haven't seen it represented a lot on film. So being able to play in that sandbox is exciting and do things like
Captain Marvel will arrive in theaters on March 8th. Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26th and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.