Marvel has started principal photography on “Captain Marvel,” the highly-anticipated film set to release next March. The film will officially hit theaters on March 8, 2019, and Marvel revealed a few of the supporting cast-members that will be featured in the film to keep fans excited.
The studio confirmed this week that principal photography kicked-off in California, where a vast majority of project will be filmed. Depending on where you live, you may see a few cast-members scattered throughout your city as production takes off. The project is also set to film in Fresno, California, as well as Baton Rouge and New Orleans. So if you live in those areas keep an eye out for any superheroes.
As for Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Carol Danvers) the character first appeared in Marvel comics back in 1968, and this will be the character’s first solo project. The studio teased the film stating, “the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races”. Marvel added, “Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
“Captain Marvel” is being directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The screenplay was written by Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Starring in the titular role of Captain Marvel is Academy Award winner Brie Larson, she will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and McKenna Grace. Also featured in the film are Clark Gregg and Jude Law. A few of those names you may know from other Marvel projects, and it’s safe to assume they will be reprising their roles.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, Oscar- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson, costume designer Sanja Hays, editors Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman, two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend, stunt coordinator Jim Churchman and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.