Comic-Con 2017 | ‘Captain Marvel’ Villains Revealed, Takes Place in 1990s

Fans have been clamoring for a Captain Marvel movie for years, and Marvel Studios is finally – FINALLY – making one, and although the film still hasn’t gone into production we did get a lot of new information about the film at the Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con 2017.

Marvel Studios revealed that the film, which stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson (Room) as the popular superhero will take place in the 1990s, before the events of Iron Man. What’s more, it will co-star Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, who will appear with both of his eyes. The two characters will team up to fight the Skrulls, a shape-changing race of aliens who have been a thorn in the Marvel Universe’s side for decades (via Coming Soon).

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These announcements are no doubt appealing to Marvel Studios fans. Not only are we finally getting a Captain Marvel movie, but we’re finally getting another film with Nick Fury in a major role, after several years of glorified cameos from Samuel L. Jackson in various Marvel Studios films. We’re also finally introducing the Skrulls into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which some of us weren’t even sure was possible, since the rights to the characters could conceivably have been part of the package of characters 20th Century Fox controls in their Fantastic Four franchise.

What’s more, setting the film in the 1990s helps Marvel Studios separate the introduction of this new character from the events of the two upcoming Avengers movies, the first of which will be released before Captain Marvel, and the second will arrive in theaters afterwards.

Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind), and arrive in theaters on March 8, 2017… which seems like a long, long, LONG time from now.

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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.