Captain Marvel’s Budget Said To Be In The Region Of $150 Million

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Brie Larson’s MCU debut is coming in hot.

Now that Marvel’s 2018 offerings have come and gone, the standalone Captain Marvel movie is about to take priority, and today brings forth some production intel relating to the film’s budget.

As reported by MCU Cosmic, the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development has posted an updated listing for Captain Marvel and its estimated $150 million budget. If true, this would put Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s female-fronted spinoff in the same bracket as Thor and Doctor Strange, two MCU installments which also incorporated cosmic elements into their respective origin stories.

Then again, next year’s Captain Marvel movie isn’t an origin story per se; by the time we begin, Carol Danvers is already embedded in the Kree society and is a key member of Starforce, the intergalactic task force about to become a fixture of the MCU moving forward.

When it comes to this alleged budget, though, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Captain Marvel is expected to fall into the region of $150 million – only the marquee show-stoppers like Civil War and Infinity War tend to balloon past $200M (and even $250M) due to wages and special effects.

The 21st installment in the Marvel universe will still have plenty of CGI, mind you – not least because of the shape-shifting Skrulls, who are about to be introduced as the franchise’s big threat going forward. Or perhaps they’ve been part of the MCU fabric since the very beginning? That’s one of the big Avengers 4 theories currently kicking around the interwebs…

Whatever the case, Captain Marvel officially enters low Earth orbit (and theaters!) on March 8th, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same again.

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