Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently dropped a few hints — very few, really — about what fans may anticipate in the next installment of Captain Marvel.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Feige had this to say about the franchise:
We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world. You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, “You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.” Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU. It also got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the ‘90s action film. We hadn’t necessarily done anything like that before either, so there are definitely homages to our favorite ‘90s action films within Captain Marvel.
When asked to clarify what defines a '90s action film, Feige said:
Well, not necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements Terminator 2. That’s about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there.
The announcement seemed to leave fans with more questions:
With the Knee running amok through the MCU movies and TV shows, are we finally going to begin seeing Skrulls? Kree-Skrull War, anyone?— James Albrecht (@Polarfang) March 10, 2018
Love everything announced. This is he Captain Marvel movie I dreamed of!— Captain Marvel News🌟 (@CaptMarvelNews) March 10, 2018
The "how" and "why" don't matter to some people. They're just excited.
SO glad this movie is embracing everything a Captain Marvel movie is about. kick ass action, fun, inspiration— Captain Marvel News🌟 (@CaptMarvelNews) March 9, 2018
It's going to be a long year.
It'll be here before you know it, y'all.