Friday, October 31, 2014

Marvel Studios Captain Marvel to Take Flight on July 6, 2018

Carol Danvers, one of Marvel's most powerful and iconic characters is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on July 6, 2018.

Marvel has been developing a vehicle for Carol Danvers for some time. It was widely rumored that she'd make her first appearance in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and while that still may happen, it's more than likely that her appearance in that film has been foregone in order to bring her to the screen in her own film.

While a number of comic book characters have taken the mantle of Captain Marvel over the years, it's a title that Carol Danvers has carried for some time. Kevin Feige made sure audiences were clear, when announcing the film Tuesday morning, "This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers. This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm."

Those cosmic-based powers are not something we've seen much of in the MCU so far, so it'll be very interesting to see how Danvers' powers, which are given to her when her DNA is accidentally grafted with Kree DNA, show up on the big screen. In the comics, Danvers can fly, direct energy blasts from her hands and take punishment on the level of Superman; there's no precedent for someone with that array of skill in the MCU.

The timing of this film, falling between the two parts of Avengers: Infinity War, seems to suggest that Davners will play a large role in the 2nd part and possibly in Phase 4. Will we see her on screen before her solo film?