Marvel's Captain Marvel is a 2019 live-action superhero film produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios based on the heroine by the same name. It is the overall twenty-sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released worldwide on March 8th 2019.
In the early 2000s, 20th Century Fox had listed a Captain Marvel film centered around the the Mar-Vell variation of the character to be "in development" though nothing ever actually came from this. In 2012 plans for the Captain Marvel franchise resurfaced in the form of a Ms. Marvel film starring Carol Danvers being planned for Phase 2, as Marvel Studios desired to have more female lead solo movies going forward. Unfortunately, Phase 2's schedule was already full before production could start on Ms. Marvel and the film was pushed into Phase 3 with the television series Agent Carter filling the female lead Marvel heroine niche for the foreseeable future.
Once Kevin Feige had announced Phase 3 at Comic Con 2015 Ms. Marvel (now called Captain Marvel) was still slated to be getting a solo film in March 2019. While some criticism was launched at Marvel Studios for delaying the first female lead movie over ten years since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, Feige insisted there was a good reason Captain Marvel is where is on the schedule and to "stay tuned". In late 2016, Lexi Alexander was hired to direct Captain Marvel adding on to Feige's quote insisting that Carol Danvers was planned to be one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe who would be "instrumental" for what's to come. Brie Larson was eventually cast for the titular role with Jude Law, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch and Gemma Chan all joining the cast as pre-production began. Alexander and Kevin Feige at Comic Con announced that Captain Marvel would be a period piece taking place in the mid 1990s years before the events of the Avengers film. With Samuel L. Jackson revealed to be attached to the project slated to appear as a young Nick Fury before he was Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. along with Clark Gregg, reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson as well.
Filming began in 2018 and Captain Marvel was released March 8th 2019, on International Women's Day.
- Brie Larson as Caroline "Carol" Danvers/Captain Marvel
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
- Gemma Chan as Doctor Minn-Erva
- Annette Bening as Supreme Intelligence
- Jude Law as Mar-Vell/Walter Lawson
- Lashana Lynch as Monica Rambeau
- Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Nick Fury
- Patrick Warburton as Director Rick Stoner
- Robert Kazinsky as Michael Rossi
- Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
- Colin Ford as Joe Danvers (Flashback)
- Kenneth Mitchell as Jackson Danvers (Flashback)