Eleven years into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — that’s when Brie Larson will hit the big screen in Captain Marvel. The film, set to take place in the ’90s, already has Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (2015’s Mississippi Grind) on board to direct with Geneva Robertson-Dworet — whose IMDB credits are full of big upcoming films such as Tomb Raider — working on a new script. Now the project will be adding some Oscar clout with production designer Andy Nicholson.
Omega Underground is reporting that Nicholson, who has already worked in the MCU with Captain America: The First Avenger as a supervising art director, was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Gravity — which might help big time considering the cosmic element Captain Marvel is sure to have. Nicholson’s other production design credits include The Host, Divergent and Assassin’s Creed.
Few details have been reported for Captain Marvel, but the film will feature the Skrulls and a two-eyed Nick Fury — not bad given that the movie is still two years out.
Directed by Boden and Fleck, Captain Marvel will star Larson as the titular character, while Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his role as Fury.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
Source: Omega Underground
6 R-Rated Comic Book Movies Audiences Deserve
Logan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.
Some characters, like Superman and Spider-Man, should never receive the R-Rated treatment. If a character is defined by a sense of hope or optimism instead of a dark, gritty core that grounds all their actions, then a R-Rated movie likely won’t work.
Hit Next to find out more about six comic book movies that should be R-Rated!