While speaking with Vanity Fair for its cover story celebrating the studio's 10th anniversary, Feige admitted he had wanted Captain Marvel to be the first female-led superhero movie of the modern era.
"I think it’s always fun to be first with most things," he said.
The introduction of Carol Danvers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a long time coming, with the character originally intended to appear in Marvel's Jessica Jones, before plans shifted as far back as 2013 to a Ms. Marvel film. That changed again the following year with the announcement of Captain Marvel.
While Black Panther, announced at the same time, hit its release date in February, Captain Marvel was pushed back and will now see release in 2019. In the meantime, Warner Bros. debuted Wonder Woman earlier this year to critical acclaim -- not to mention an $821.8 million global box office.
Despite Captain Marvel's delay, Feige insists, "Everything’s going to work out. Captain Marvel is a very different type of movie."
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.