Captain Marvel's long-awaited introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is less than two years away. A key player in Marvel's comic book universe, it's appears that Carol Danvers will be an important character in the movies as well, with her story tying directly into the Avengers: Infinity War sequel.
Talking with Indie Wire, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hinted that Captain Marvel will tie in directly to the overall conclusion of the MCU's third phase. “Really, the focus now is on delivering ‘Captain Marvel’ and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far,” he stated. Brie Larson's character will debut in her own movie before join gin the cast of the fourth Avengers movie, which has been hyped as the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.
Captain Marvel won't be the only key female character as the MCU enters its fourth phase, however. Black Panther promises to introduce a whole host of strong women, and Evangeline Lilly taking on her own superhero mantle in Ant-Man and The Wasp. It's looking likely that the new MCU, post-Infinity War, will be a lot more balanced when it comes to gender, with new characters joining Black Widow, Gamora, Nebula, Mantis and more.
Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, and will draw upon elements of Marvel Comics’ Kree/Skrull War. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the film also stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Captain Marvel arrives March 8, 2019.