Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) has been a major player in the MCU from the beginning, popping up in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor. Following 2012’s The Avengers, it looked like Phil was gone for good upon clashing with the villainous Loki. As is the case with most MCU heroes, however, Coulson would be back in action soon enough on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While Coulson has taken center stage on the small screen for the past five years, he’s essentially been a no-show on the silver screen. Coulson will finally make a cinematic comeback in 2019 with the release of Captain Marvel.
Since the film will be set in the 90s, it’s safe to say that Coulson’s appearance will take place before the events the first Iron Man, which came out in 2008. Nevertheless, we’ll still get to see good old Phil once again working alongside Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Those two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents aren’t the only familiar faces returning for Captain Marvel. Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) of Guardians of the Galaxy will also play integral roles. Hmm, so if the first GOTG opened in 1988 and this film takes place in the 90s, could a young Star-Lord make a cameo?
Well in any case, what we know for sure is that the film will center on Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot who gets swept up in an intergalactic war between two feuding alien races. Given Ronan’s confirmed presence in the film, it’s been speculated that the conflict in question will be between the Kree and the Skrull. This would naturally draw from the Kree-Skrull War comic book arc that was published in the early 70s.
In addition to these casting announcements, Marvel Studios also revealed that Captain Marvel has officially started production. Marvel even shared a photo of Larson suited up in her Air Force uniform.
Production has begun on Marvel Studios' #CaptainMarvel. @BrieLarson receives instructions from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character. pic.twitter.com/i5brzZH852
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 26, 2018
We guess you could say that Captain Marvel is finally taking flight. We can’t wait until it lands on March 8, 2019.
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