Since the ending of (spoiler alert!) Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans have been foaming at the mouth for information on the stand-alone Captain Marvel film. Lead actress Brie Larson decided to fuel the hype with an image she took after her final day of shooting and it’s driving fans crazy.
The image doesn’t give away any spoilers as it’s just the production’s clapboard and a shooting schedule. But with that simple Tweet, Larson single-handedly fueled the hype train.
Words can't describe how excited I am for this! I can feel my heart beating faster just thinking of it. Carol means a lot to many of us 💕🌟— miek (@lokicaps) July 8, 2018
In the end credit scene of Infinity War, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury calls out to Captain Marvel, hinting that Marvel’s next film in production was what some have considered “Marvel’s biggest female hero” and “quite possibly Marvel’s mightiest Avenger.”
With Larson’s photo, we know that, barring any reshoots, Captain Marvel has finished shooting and, quite frankly, everybody’s excited.
Brie can’t contain my excitement right now. It’s like a movie rolling in my head. All the waiting all the hype and expectations. You’re here. It’s a wrap! It’s an honor. ❤️🌟💙👩🏼— Captain Marvel News✵ (@CaptMarvelNews) July 8, 2018
Beyond her stand-alone film, Captain Marvel is expected to appear in Avengers 4 and assist the few remaining Avengers in their fight against Thanos. Captain Marvel, however, is a prequel to Infinity War and much of the Marvel cinematic universe.
According to Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, Samuel L. Jackson is going to be digitally de-aged for his role in Captain Marvel. He’ll join the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Douglas, who also received digital de-aging in Captain America: Civil War and Ant Man, respectively. Even Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, will be de-aged in Captain Marvel.
But back to the excitement over Captain Marvel! The amount of hype behind this film is quite impressive. Just look at some of these tweets from people who can’t contain their excitement.
I'm so absurdly excited for this movie. I doesn't feel real that we are finally getting Carol in a movie! I've wanted this for so long!— Wakandan Space Program (@tehnakki) July 8, 2018
I have no words to thank you and everyone else. This is big and gonna be legendary.— Maca Danvers ✵ (@MacaMaida93) July 8, 2018
Thanks Captain, see u soon🌟👏❤️
There may be one very good reason why people are so thrilled to finally see movement on Captain Marvel, and it links back to Infinity War.
Sadly, the waiting is far from over, even for a glimpse at Larson in the Captain Marvel garb. The film isn’t slated to release until March 8, 2019.