There are so many intertwining character stories occurring in the MCU, it can be tough to keep tabs on all of them. This task is even harder for someone in the position of Kevin Feige, needing to plan and oversee the entire development of standalone movies as well as building up the incredible ensemble crossover series The Avengers.
No job for the faint of heart!
One of the 'will they, won't they' scenario's of this franchise has been the mystery surrounding the inclusion of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel, a superhero who will debut in her own right on March 6, 2019. According to Feige, we know now that the actress will feature in some capacity for Untitled Avengers on May 3, 2019, a film that will bring down the curtain on a longstanding phase that begun in 2008.
The (New) Captain Will Be There For The End, To Start The Beginning
Captain Marvel will mark a first for the comic book label, being co-directed by female filmmaker Anna Boden alongside colleague Ryan Fleck. There is no time to rest though, requiring the studio to tell her 90s standalone story just 7 weeks out from incorporating her into a mass Avengers title.
"Really, the focus now is on delivering Captain Marvel and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far," Feige said. "There are a lot of discussions, they all focus on the post-Phase Three, Avengers 4 film, so nothing that we’ll get into publicly. We’re really focusing on Captain Marvel and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing. It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale of 22 movies over the course of 10 years. That is focus for the next six movies we have to finish and get out."
Feige has a million and one concepts floating around his office right now, including the potential of an all-female Marvel blockbuster with Captain Marvel front and center. Yet the president of the studio is not putting the cart before the horse, hoping that the stars align once 2019 is a wrap.
"Where we go from that, we have ideas, we have dreams, we’ve had internal discussions. Everything you’ve mentioned is a big part of that... I’m very superstitious. I think the minute you sit and rest on your laurels, it’s over. So we don’t do it."
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Not that sexuality is even a taboo subject anymore in comic book movies, but Tessa Thompson has taken to social media to state that her MCU character is indeed bisexual.
"She's bi," Thompson tweeted in response to a fan question. "And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play!"