Kevin Feige Rules Out Black Panther Crossover In Captain Marvel


Captain Marvel is set to be a prequel to the MCU as we know it. The first solo movie for Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will take place in the 1990s and it’ll use that opportunity to bring back a whole host of faces from the franchise’s past in order to show how they became the characters we’re now familiar with.

Those that’ve been confirmed to return include fan favorites Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as well as Guardians of the Galaxy villains Lee Pace’s Ronan and Korath (Djimon Hounsou). Another nifty crossover idea though would be to feature King T’Chaka of Wakanda. Black Panther established that he would occasionally travel overseas on superhero duty during that decade (see the opening flashback to 1992 set in Oakland).

However, in an interview with CinemaBlend, this possibility was put to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and he was sadly on hand to firmly rule the idea out, saying:

“I would say no. I mean, in terms of Captain Marvel and a young T’Chaka in ’92, no. That’s not where we’re headed.”

This is a little bit of a shame, as T’Chaka’s a fascinating character and it would’ve been interesting to see more of him in his prime. That being said, it sounds like there’ll still be enough going on in Captain Marvel, with the movie already featuring a pretty large cast, so it’s probably for the best that a Black Panther crossover isn’t being shoe-horned in.

After all, as well as all the returning characters, Captain Marvel will also have to introduce Starforce, the elite squad of Kree warriors that Carol’s a part of. As well as including the likes of Gemma Chan’s Minn-Erva in its ranks, Starforce is commanded by Jude Law’s still unnamed character. Though Marvel’s remaining curiously tight-lipped about who he’s playing, fans have long come to the conclusion that he must be Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel in the comics.

Perhaps the first trailer, expected to arrive later this month, will reveal more. Otherwise, expect Captain Marvel to fly into cinemas on March 8th, 2019.