Kevin Feige Reveals When We’ll Get Captain Marvel Casting News

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With Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange and Tom Holland officially set to star as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man, the next big piece of casting news everyone is waiting for is Captain Marvel.

After her planned cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron was scrapped, we’re now going to have to wait until 2018 to meet Carol Danvers (unless she makes a surprise pre-Captain Marvel cameo elsewhere), and as a result, Kevin Feige has explained that we shouldn’t expect to hear anything on who they’re going to choose for the role this year.

“There won’t be any announcements about that this year. I think right now we’re scripting the film, figuring out who we want Carol Danvers to be, and really what the structure of the movie will be and what her part will be in some of our other Phase 3 films. And it would be next year that we start to really think about casting.”

That’s a disappointment, but understandable given how far away her solo movie actually is at this point. Marvel Studios producer Jeremy Latcham went on to echo Feige’s comments, but revealed in the process that fans may actually have more influence over who they end up choosing for roles like Captain Marvel than they’d ever expect.

“We always have a clear sense of who we want to cast and who we’re interested in. We have amazing casting directors — Sarah Finn, who’s been with us since Iron Man — but at the same time, when a fan list comes out. We read [the cast suggestions], we go through it, we read the comments, we look at who people like. Sometimes it’s really enlightening. Sometimes it’s the exact same person that they’ve been saying over and over again that we don’t think is right. It’s always fun to kinda go through it and see what people are up to.”

On that note, you’d best let us know who you would most like to see play Captain Marvel by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below. You never know who may be reading…