Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo has revealed that Brie Larson will not make her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the next Avengers film.
After the Marvel Studios presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this past Saturday, Russo spoke to Comicbook.com and revealed the film would not include the character as he told the site “she’s not in Avengers 3.”
While Russo didn’t crush hopes for an appearance in Avengers 4, the second part of the culmination of the MCU which starts filming in just two weeks, fans will have to wait to see Larson until she stars in the titular superheroine’s stand alone feature Captain Marvel which doesn’t hit theaters for another 21 months.
In the comics, Carol Danvers was a test pilot who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device. Her solo feature has been confirmed to be an origin story that will focus on the character of Carol and who she is instead of her super powers. The film will dial the clock back on the MCU as it set during the ’90s and will introduce the first appearance of the Skrulls in the MCU as well as a young two-eyed Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
Avengers: Infinity War is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with a script from Captain America: Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel as well as Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
Mississippi Grind directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to helm Captain Marvel which will begin filming in February of 2018. The script has been written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Oscar nominee Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).
Captain Marvel is currently set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe!