Kevin Feige says Captain Marvel will be their strongest hero yet
We've been introduced to some very powerful superheroes during the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including an Asgardian god of thunder and a giant green rage monster, but according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, we haven't seen anything yet. It was announced this summer that Brie Larson (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) would playing Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel, and Feige recently spoke with Vulture to sing her praises at bringing what will be Marvel's most powerful hero to life.
It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had. It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.
Although we're still nearly three years out from the release of CAPTAIN MARVEL, the studio has been searching for a director for almost the entirety of 2016. Multiple names have been brought up during that time, including Niki Caro (WHALE RIDER), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD), but so far Marvel hasn't officially announced who will be taking the job. Kevin Feige revealed that they expect to make that announcement by the end of the year and also elaborated on why it's taking them so long to make a choice.
I expect to have a director by the end of the year. We’ve been meeting amazing filmmakers, but often the way we work, as was the case on Doctor Strange and most of our movies, is that we have a … I don’t want to say a ‘road map,’ but we have a general view of what the movie is and then we meet with filmmakers and share that with them and then they pitch it back to us in a better fashion. With Captain Marvel, there’s so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who’ve had that mantle that we’ve been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we’re doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that’s what’s been delaying that particular announcement.
CAPTAIN MARVEL will blast into theaters on March 8, 2019.