We know that ‘Captain Marvel‘ will be taking us back to a simpler time when we didn’t all have access to the Internet in our pocket and executive producer Jonathan Schwartz has a solid reason as to why the 90s is the perfect time period for the film.
According to Schwartz:
“It’s giving Carol a place in the cinematic universe that she can carve out for her own, where she wasn’t one superheroine out of many.”
That is an easy way to show how she’ll be having to figure out the ropes without having anyone else to consult with. Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the post-Cold War era also gives us a younger Nick Fury who will likely be placed on track to later become the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The film setting will also be able to draw on the inspiration of the many great iconic action films of this period:
“90s action movie is not the worst reference in the world, especially when you start looking at Robocop, Total Recall, even Starship Troopers a little bit. Terminator 2, Independence Day. There’s a high-concept action-movie feel there that ends up being very character-based but also super badass, which is kind of the bullseye we wanted to hit.”
One humorous thing for the filmmakers having ‘Captain Marvel’ set in the 90s is that it made them realise how dated everything seemed to be:
“The ‘90s doesn’t feel that long ago to us because we’re really old. But doing this movie has really made us realize how out of date so much stuff from the ‘90s actually is, and we’ve been having a lot of fun with that.”
Do you feel that giving ‘Captain Marvel’ the chance to evolve outside of the other superheroes is a great reason for the film to take place in the 90s? Is there another era that you feel could be just as good of a fit for the hero? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Entertainment Weekly