Kevin Feige Reveals Captain Marvel Production Date!

For the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing that production for Captain Marvel was set to begin in January 2018, precisely on the 8th day of the month. With a scheduled release date of March 8, 2019, this makes sense, but until the studio or someone involved with the project confirmed the rumor, we couldn’t be certain.

Now we're certain that the rumor was fairly close to the truth. Collider caught up with Marvel President Kevin Feige on the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Press Day, and they asked him when we might expect production to kick off. He responded that the movie would probably start filming a month after the rumored date:

Assuming everything stays on schedule, we start filming…Captain Marvel in February.

Several Marvel Cinematic Universe installments will arrive ahead of Carol Danvers’ solo outing. Black Panther just wrapped up production. Ant-Man and the Wasp starts this June, and should conclude by the end of the year. The back-to-back filming of Avengers: Infinity War and the as-yet untitled Avengers 4 should also be complete by January 2018. So the Pinewood Atlanta Studios should be ready to welcome Captain Marvel in February.

Kevin Feige also explains why the director duo is right for Captain Marvel! Kevin Feige also explained why Boden and Fleck are right for Captain Marvel! (Photo Credit - IMDb)

Marvel recently signed Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to helm the MCU’s standalone Captain Marvel movie. In a separate interview with Fandango, the Marvel President explained what convinced the studio to hire the duo. Claiming that they had an amazing way of talking about the character and her journey, Feige added:

We want filmmakers who can help us focus on and elevate the character's journey so it doesn't get lost among the spectacle. And there's going to be a lot of spectacle in the Captain Marvel film. We're pretty good at that at Marvel Studios, and we have an amazing team that can help with that. But when we're filling a director's chair, or chairs, we want people who are focused on the emotional journey, the humor, the surprising twists and turns of a singular character journey, which is what Captain Marvel is. They had the best handle on it. And when you look at the work that Ryan and Anna have done in the past, they are all amazing and very diverse character studies and journeys, and that impressed us.

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