Captain Marvel Production Start Date Shifts to February

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

A few months ago, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, suggested Captain Marvel would begin production in February of 2018. Despite this claim, the film's start date was originally slated for January. Now, a new production listing for the film seems to confirm it will, in fact, start production in February, like Feige initially claimed.

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Reported by Omega Underground, the solo Captain Marvel movie, which stars Brie Larson has the titular hero, will start filming in February of next year. The movie will be shot in Los Angeles. Marvel Studios' movies tend to film in Atlanta, but recent tax incentives have brought the production closer to home.

Recently, it was revealed that Ben Mendelsohn is in talks to play the film's main antagonist, who is suspected to be a Skrull leader, though nothing is finalised just yet. Should these talks result in the actor's involvement, Mendelsohn would be reuniting with his Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who are helming the film for Marvel Studios.

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The first solo outing for Carol Danvers is said to lead straight into the conclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe'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,” Feige said a week ago.

Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel is set in the '90s, 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.

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