As the first female-led Marvel movie ever to exist within the MCU, there’s a certain air of expectation surrounding Captain Marvel – not least because it finds itself wedged between two bona fide titans in Infinity War and the so-far untitled Avengers 4.
Granted, the standalone Carol Danvers movie primarily takes place in the 1990s, thereby carving out a pocket of space for directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden to build their own origin story, without fear of treading on anyone’s toes.
But what comes next? If Captain Marvel sticks the landing, and Brie Larson honors her multi-picture deal, we imagine the studio will fast-track a sequel, followed by a whole host of team-up movies in Phase 4 and beyond. And at least according to Kevin Feige, there’s still a good chance that Ms. Marvel will be factored into those plans, after the Marvel Studios president was asked about the fate of Kamala Khan during the 10th annual Produced By Conference.
Here’s what he had to say:
We wanted to get Captain Marvel out there first so that there is something for a young Muslim girl to get inspired by…
In Marvel Comics, Khan is known for her appearances across the Warriors, the Champions, the Protectors, and even the Avengers, while her superhuman powers can be traced back to Terrigen Mists – the same source that bestows Marvel’s Inhumans with near-limitless energy.
And so, after wrangling her newfound abilities under control, she adopts the Ms. Marvel mantle in honor of her one true hero, Carol Danvers. Just imagine if the Powers That Be explore that same relationship on the big screen; it would basically borrow cues from the Peter Parker/Tony Stark bond that’s threaded through Spider-Man: Homecoming and the aforementioned Infinity War.
But first thing’s first: the standalone Captain Marvel movie will be with us on March 8th, and it shouldn’t be too much longer before we clock eyes on that hotly-anticipated teaser trailer.
Source: Digital LA