Comicbook.com’s visit to the set of Captain Marvel has brought many important details forward. We have come to know of the fact that the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ female-led Superhero film will solve the cliff hanger of Infinity War involving the Beeper. We also got a basic overview of how the plot of the film will go, as Producer Jonathan Schwartz set a scenario of how the story unravels.
Here’s what he said:
“You get a glimpse of her squad there, the Starforce, led by the Jude Law’s character. Very quickly along this journey they get dispatched on a mission to an alien planet to fight the Skrulls and over the course of that mission, Brie Larson’s character is captured by the Skrulls. That puts her in contact with the younger, two-eyed version of Agent Fury, and the two of them together have to stop the Skrull plot on Earth. And at the same time, get to the root of Carol’s past. So that’s the bones of the movie.”
He then went on to talk about why Captain Marvel is a prequel story. The MCU has obviously set up some hints for Captain Marvel to pick up later on when she arrives, but why did all of this have to happen in the past? Setting up a major story like this in the 90s could actually bring in some major complexities, so it is really important for Marvel to handle the plot of this film very sensibly. Here’s what Schwartz had to say about the timeline of the movie:
“Funny, really honest, I don’t know exactly when. Very early in the development process, I think we kind of seized on the idea of setting in the 90s as a way to kind of let the character carve out her own space in the cinematic universe and give her a lot of thematic weight and significance to the universe. It’s more or less this adventure that’s going to inspire a lot of what we see in MCU and kind of being able to see those things in this movie that blossom in other movies and already have blossomed in other movies is one of the big excitements.”
He then continued explaining how Marvel also got the chance to really explore the 90s, which brings in a new aspect of the MCU that usually keeps moving forward with every new film that gets launched. He said:
“And then also just the idea of the 90s as a period which is something I don’t think we’ve been able to explore a lot of, it’s far enough in the rearview mirror that it was ‘Oh yeah, the 90s. I have memories of that era.’ But I haven’t seen it represented a lot on film. So being able to play in that sandbox is exciting and do things like recreate a blockbuster which was super fun to walk through and made me miss physical media in a way I didn’t expect.”
Setting the movie in the 90s could be a big gamble since there’re a lot of other films that have been linked to certain events in the 90s. Black Panther had its roots to the 90s, so did Ant-Man and Civil War. So, setting an entire movie amongst those events could have played right into the hands of many plot holes, but because this film specifically takes place in 1995, it may be pretty exclusive of other events that we have already seen in the MCU.
But bringing the 90s fully into the picture allows us to witness something totally unique on the part of the MCU. So far only Captain America: The First Avenger told us a story from the past, rest all the movies have kept moving forward. Captain Marvel being set in the past allows us to move away from the little messed up continuity of Phase 3, which will surely turn out to be a good thing. Let’s just hope that this film hasn’t fallen prey to certain plot holes. Rest everything looks pretty exciting.
Captain Marvel stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.
Go watch it in theatres on March 8.