Production has begun in Los Angeles, California on Marvel Studios’ newest film, Captain Marvel. Shooting is taking place in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. There will also be shooting taking place on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Captain Marvel is set to be released domestically on March 8, 2019. The film is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), Nicole Perlman (upcoming First Man, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room, Kong: Skull Island), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hateful Eight), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (The Book of Henry, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Brotherhood, Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Humans, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá, Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle, The Last Kingdom), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya, Gifted), with Clark Gregg (Live by Night, Marvel’s The Avengers), and Jude Law (Spy, The Grand Budapest Hotel).
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.
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 (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange,), Oscar-nominated production designer Andy Nicholson (Gravity, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), costume designer Sanja Hays (The Fate of the Furious, Star Trek: Beyond), editors Elliot Graham (Steve Jobs, Molly’s Game) and Debbie Berman (Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming), two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), stunt coordinator Jim Churchman (Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange and Ant-Man) and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther).
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, Captain Marvel continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and, most recently, Black Panther.
With the release of Black Panther in February, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success. At the time of release, the film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is now the highest-grossing superhero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to date. Black Panther propelled the Marvel brand’s #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 19 consecutive films.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel opens in theatres everywhere on March 8, 2019!