Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel promises to show fans younger versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters they've come to love, including Agent Phil Coulson. Actor Clark Gregg, who plays Coulson, recently teased that the movie will offer a glimpse at his character's origins and a past he hinted at way back in 2008's Iron Man.
“So we're seeing a version of Coulson that's, what, ten years before Iron Man," Gregg told Entertainment Weekly. "He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger. It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says [in Iron Man], ‘this isn’t my first rodeo, Mr. Stark,’ this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.”
Gregg also teased Captain Marvel’s power, saying that she's "perhaps more powerful than any character we’ve seen, with the exception of Thanos.”
Coulson hasn't appeared in any films in the MCU since he died at the hands of Loki in 2012's The Avengers. However, the character was later brought back to life and has been a mainstay on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since its premiere in 2013.
Captain Marvel has been filming since March. Recent set videos confirm that two of the film’s action scenes involve a train battle and some kind of aircraft making a crash landing in California’s Lake Shaver. The running theory with the latter is that it may have something to do with Jude Law’s Mar-Vell, who winds up giving Carol her powers.
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.