Captain Marvel Movie's Era And Enemies Revealed At Comic-Con 2017

Also, some details about the villain were revealed.


We still haven't seen much of Captain Marvel, but today Marvel gave us a few more details about the movie. At San Diego Comic-Con, the company announced that it'll take place in the 1990s, and Captain Marvel will be facing off against a classic foe: Skrulls.

We now know that Captain Marvel will act as a prequel to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking place during the '90s. We don't have any other information on the setting, but we're guessing that there'll be a lot of throwback references for fans who grew up during the decade.

Perhaps the biggest reveal, though, was that she'll be battling the Skrulls, a species of extraterrestrial shapeshifters. The Skrulls were revealed in a couple pieces of concept art that Marvel showed at its panel today; you can see it above, courtesy of Adam Hlavac. Interestingly, Skrulls have traditionally shown up in Fantastic Four comics, and so their movie rights are co-owned by Fox and Marvel.

In addition, Marvel announced that Samuel L. Jackson will once again be playing Nick Fury. And, since it's set in the 1990s, Fury has both eyes.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) and is set for release on March 8, 2019.

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While it sounds cool in theory, there's one MAJOR flaw with this decision that shows Marvel and Disney clearly didn't put any thought into it. This takes place in the 90s. That's nice. Did she just not give a damn when aliens invaded New York? Or when the galaxy was being blown apart in both GotG movies? And for that matter, what about Infinity War? As far as I know, she's not supposed to be in that movie. So unless this movie gives her the Winter Soldier treatment from Civil War and she's in stasis for a crapton of years, this just makes her look like a selfish and really poor hero. Which I suppose is par for the course lately. Ant-Man was all about himself, Iron Man has been a douche lately, Spider-Man was solely about himself until the very end, the GotG are all arrogant and, well, a-holes.