While speaking on the DVD & Blu-Ray release of Avengers: Age of Ultron Kevin Feige the head of Marvel Studios gave a few updates on the upcoming Captain Marvel film. Unfortunately, the film is still in the scripting phases and casting won’t be announced until 2016 at the earliest:
“There won’t be any announcements about that this year. I think right now we’re scripting the film, figuring out who we want Carol Danvers to be, and really what the structure of the movie will be and what her part will be in some of our other Phase 3 films. And it would be next year that we start to really think about casting.”
Producer Jeremy Latchman goes onto praise the Captain Marvel script written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve:
“We have really amazing writers on the movie. Meg [LeFauve] and Nicole [Perlman] are great, and I think getting the character right first is going to lead the charge. We want to make sure we know who it is before we can start figuring out who should play it.”
He goes onto reveal that Marvel actually does look at fan suggestions and does take them into consideration. However sometimes fan’s just mention the same actor multiple times and it doesn’t really seem like an inspired fit for Marvel:
“We always have a clear sense of who we want to cast and who we’re interested in. We have amazing casting directors — Sarah Finn, who’s been with us since Iron Man — but at the same time, when a fan list comes out…We read [fan casts], we go through it, we read the comments, we look at who people like. Sometimes it’s really enlightening. Sometimes it’s the exact same person that they’ve been saying over and over again that we don’t think is right. It’s always fun to kinda go through it and see what people are up to.”
I guess that means we still have a small chance fan chooses like Katee Sackhoff and Emily Blunt have been considered. While most recently Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation actress Rebecca Ferguson has made it into the conversations.
Captain Marvel doesn’t fly into theaters until November 2018