Brie Larson is set to take fight as Earth's mightiest hero in 2019's Captain Marvel. However, in spite of the character's nickname and the fact that most of the set photos find Larson on Earth alongside the likes of Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Jude Law (Mar-Vell), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed a sizeable chunk of the film will actually take place among the stars.
“Much of the movie takes place in outer space,” Feige told Total Film. Due to the character's history of protecting the cosmos, this aspect will likely help to explain where exactly Carol Danvers has been while the rest of the MCU characters have been operating on their own respective worlds. “She’s so, so strong,” Larson chimed in. “She can move planets!”
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Feige and Larson also explained that the film, which is set in the 1990s, would be sure to pay tribute to era-appropriate sci-fi movies. “These are definitely homages to our favourite ’90s action films,” Feige revealed. One movie that was specifically mentioned in the interview was 1991's Terminator 2: Judgement Day, with Feige citing the film's "cool street-level fights and car chases."
“I’m proud of what it is we’re making," Larson added. "All of the hype will be worth it.”
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives March 8, 2019.