Principal photography is officially under way in Los Angeles on Captain Marvel, the first female-led feature from Marvel Studios.
Filming technically began in January when the project entered production for a week to ensure the studio didn't lose its California tax incentive. The movie was initially supposed to begin shooting -- without stops -- in February, but it was delayed until this month, in part because the cast hadn't been locked down in time. That was seemingly proven true with the departure of DeWanda Wise due to scheduling conflicts (she was quickly replaced by Lashana Lynch). Now, a set video has confirmed that Captain Marvel is finally filming, with star Brie Larson spotted alongside her stunt double.
In the video, Larson still sports the green-and-blue suit first seen in January. While many were put off by the suit's design, having expected Carol Danvers to sport her now-iconic costume from the comics, many speculated it's actually a Kree military uniform. Discussing those early leaked photos, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige seemed to suggest that theory is correct.
With filming now under way, official casting announcements should be made soon. Thus far, we know Samuel L. Jackson is returning, and actress Gemma Chan, who was recently cast as Minn-Erva, excitedly confirmed her involvement on Twitter.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell and Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva. The film is targeted for release on March 8, 2019.
(via Screen Rant)