We’ve been getting a lot of our Captain Marvel related reporting confirmed left and right lately.
Last summer, Kevin Feige confirmed our report that Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury would have a major role in the film at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Previous Omega Underground reporting of an Avengers: Infinity War casting call that included Brie Larson among the massive roll call was also confirmed as Larson’s scenes were said to be filmed but ultimately cut from the final film.
Today, we are getting a large batch of recent production reports confirmed by Marvel with a new press release.
Back in January, we reported that Captain Marvel could be getting a production start bump to March 26th and Marvel has officially confirmed this with their announcement principal photography has begun today.
This suggests that recent filming could indeed be Avengers related as we’ve suspected.
In the official press release, they confirmed another one of our production reports from November that they would be filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Adding that New Orleans is another a production location, something we mentioned in that fall report as well.
Marvel is announcing that Lee Pace (Ronan), Djimon Hounsou (Korath) and a de-aged Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) will be returning for the film.
This backs up our theory from July that Lee Pace’s Ronan could be making a return due to the Kree-Skrull War plot adding previously seen Kree characters to the cosmic film.
— Christopher Marc (@_ChristopherM) July 23, 2017
New cast members announced include Algenis Perez Soto (Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), and McKenna Grace (Gifted). It seems like Grace will be playing a younger version of Carol Danvers, she recently worked with Captain America actor Chris Evans.
They add that stunt coordinator Jim Churchman has joined the film as well. Churchman is best known for superhero films such as Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Captain Marvel is still slated for a March 8th, 2019 release date.
Here’s the full press release via Marvel.
Carol Danvers soars onto the big screen with her own solo adventure, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” on March 8, 2019!
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson, costume designer Sanja Hays, editors Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman, two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend, stunt coordinator Jim Churchman and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.