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.
Top 5 Moments From D23’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sneak Peek
Disney broke the internet on Saturday when they showed the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Lucky for all you guys, I was in the room and made a mental list of all the best moments from the teaser. While the movie only just reached the production half-way mark, the footage director Joe Russo showed to the audience still included some epic moments.
It wasn’t a trailer per se — more so just a compilation of random moments designed to excite the audience. Whatever you want to call it, it did a great job of expressing how emotionally charged this movie will be. Remember, this is the conclusion of nearly ten years worth of stories, so expect some big action and tear jerking moments as Marvel Studios starts to shift towards Phase 4 and a new game plan.
Hit Next to learn about some of the best moments from the Infinity War sneak peek.