Fans were surprised when Marvel Studios announced that Captain Marvel would take place in the ’90s, making it the studio’s second film to take place before the first Iron Man. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has now revealed why their next film in Phase 3, Captain Marvel, takes place in the ’90s.
In a recent interview with The Toronto Sun, Feige was asked about the time period for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe venture. Feige revealed the reason why the film takes place in the ’90s is story-based. “The answer is, you’ll see in the storytelling of the movie,” Feige explained.
“But it allows us to play in an area that we have never played in before and tapping into a ’90s action genre was fun for us and being able to see an earlier part of the MCU before Nick Fury knew anything about aliens or anything about super-powered people and also tapping into the Kree-Skrull War, which in the comics was a huge part of the comic mythology, seemed like a fun thing to try and a fun way to give Carol Danvers her own standalone origin story.”
While it’s unclear exactly how everything will come together within Captain Marvel, the idea of exploring a new era of the MCU has intrigued quite a few fans.
Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will soar into theaters on March 8, 2019.
Source: The Toronto Sun