While on the red carpet for the Britannia Awards last week, Feige told Variety that the movie “is coming together extremely well” and that “this one is very different and very exciting.”
When asked for more details as to how this one is different from previous Marvel outings, Feige said that while Captain Marvel “is an origin story of our hero, it is a very different type of origin story.” He also noted that “Sam Jackson is a very different version of Nick Fury,” in this movie. Considering it takes place in the 1990s, we’re guessing Jackson’s portrayal of Fury is that of a much younger, less experienced character who’s far less used to seeing superheroes. (He’ll also have hair and both eyes.)
Now, obviously Feige doesn’t want to spoil the movie and is being very careful not to divulge too much. In fact, in his own words, Captain Marvel will tell a story that he and the rest of the team at Marvel Studios are “excited to unveil to audiences.” But since Captain Marvel takes place in the ‘90s, this means it’s about a hero who’s theoretically been around during all of the events of the Marvel films to-date (from Iron Man to Avengers: Infinity War). Which means that, yes, obviously, we’ll be getting a somewhat different origin story than the ones we’ve seen thus far. (Seriously: where has she been all this time?)
But Feige & Co. have been hinting for some time that Captain Marvel may be a game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to Captain Marvel being the first film within the MCU where a female superhero will headline, but the Brie Larson-led movie may bridge the gap between Phases 3 and 4 for the Marvel films.
Feige was awarded the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards on October 26. There, he also weighed in with Variety as to whether Deadpool survived the snapping of Thanos’ fingers. His answer? “He was not in the MCU, so he was not affected, probably.”
Captain Marvel crashes into theaters March 8, 2019. Until then, we can only continue to speculate as to how Carol Danvers becomes “one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe," as one cast member put it.