Captain Marvel

‘Captain Marvel’ has officially begun production and to celebrate, Marvel Studios has released a new photograph of star Brie Larson as Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, along with real pilot Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander.  The photo accompanied a new press release which further revealed the film’s synopsis and cast, including the revelation that ‘Captain Marvel’ will welcome back some familiar faces.  As we already knew, Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury would appear and that he would still have both eyes, as the film is set in the 1990s.  Now we know that he’ll be joined by one of his most trusty comrades, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg.  Coulson was killed off in ‘Avengers’ but was revived for the TV series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ but so far the movies haven’t acknowledged that.

The press release also revealed that the two Kree warriors from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) would appear.  Both were baddies in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in which they served Thanos and attempted to secure the blue Power Infinity Stone.  They were also both killed in that movie, but once again, since this is set in the past, they will still be alive.

Check out the new photo plus the full press release below:

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March 26, 2018) – 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.

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, 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.

‘Captain Marvel’ opens on March 8, 2019.