Captain Marvel Reportedly Locked In For A February Start In Los Angeles


The City of Angels is about to play host to Carol Danvers.

My Entertainment World (via Omega Underground) brings word that Captain Marvel, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s long-gestating origin story, has been slated for a February start date in Los Angeles.

Rumor has it that Marvel had originally earmarked the 2019 spinoff for a January start, but new tax incentives – coupled with the sheer amount of high-profile films lensing in Atlanta – encouraged the Powers That Be to trade Georgia for California. That’s not to say that Atlanta has been shunned altogether; thanks to Ant-Man and the Wasp and the so-far unnamed Avengers 4, Marvel still has a sizeable presence in the area, but the decision to film Captain Marvel in Los Angeles could herald the beginning of a new era.

Mind you, similar to how James Gunn captured most, if not all of Guardians of the Galaxy on internal sound stages, the vast majority of Captain Marvel will likely be filmed indoors, which rules out any potential set photos.

Either way, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s standalone pic is fast beginning to take shape. Dubbed the “bridge between two worlds,” last we reported, Rogue One‘s Ben Mendelsohn had entered talks to command the Skrulls, a species of shape-shifting alien nasties that have been a mainstay of the Marvel comics for generations. Assuming Mendelsohn and Marvel iron out the kinks, the Star Wars alum will be the one tormenting Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in two years’ time, when much of Marvel’s female-led solo movie will unfold in the 1990s.

Sandwiched between Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 – hence those relentless rumors of a potential cameo – Captain Marvel is pegged to arrive on March 8th, 2019, by which point we’ll surely have a better understanding of Marvel’s Phase 4.