Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel Features Homages To ’90s Action Films

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talks about the '90s setting of 'Captain Marvel' and says the film contains homages to '90s action films.

Captain Marvel

Next, year Captain Marvel will make her live-action feature film debut, although aside from the ’90s setting and the involvement of the Skrulls, details on the highly-anticipated film are currently under wraps. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige commented on the decision to the set the film in the ’90s and hinted at what type of action scenes fans can expect from the film.

Feige explained that they wanted to explore a period before Nick Fury was aware of superheroes and likened Captain Marvel to ’90s actions films:

“We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world. You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, “You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.” Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU. It also got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the ‘90s action film. We hadn’t necessarily done anything like that before either, so there are definitely homages to our favorite ‘90s action films within Captain Marvel.”

When asked what films might have inspired Captain Marvel, Feige mentioned the second Terminator film but assured fans that much of the film will be set in space:

“Well, not necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements Terminator 2. That’s about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there.”

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Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as the titular heroine, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson / Mar-Vell, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva,  Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and DeWanda Wise is an undisclosed role. Ben Mendelsohn was reported to be in talks to join the film as the villain. The script will be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet based on an earlier draft by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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