When We'll See Captain Marvel On Screen For The First Time

Several huge chunks of Marvel’s Phase Three have been determined. We know who’s playing Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Spider-Man. We know who is directing sequels to Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. One of the only mystery projects on the Phase Three slate would be Captain Marvel, so we went right to Marvel’s Kevin Feige to find out what we could about the planned solo movie.  

During the press event in Los Angeles for Captain America: Civil War, our very own Eric Eisenberg was able to interview Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about the current and future happenings in the MCU. Eric asked Feige if Carol Danvers – much like Black Panther and Spider-Man – would be introduced in a different Marvel movie prior to her own solo standalone film, penciled in for March 8, 2019. Eric specifically asked Kevin Feige if we’ll see Captain Marvel prior to her solo movie, or if Marvel’s holding on to her. Feige told us:

We’re holding onto [her].

In truth, the only place it would have made sense to introduce Captain Marvel prior to her solo standalone film would have been in The Avengers: Infinity War - Part One, which is scheduled for May 4, 2018. Prior to that gathering of heroes, Marvel will roll out a solo Doctor Strange movie, a solo Black Panther movie, a solo Spider-Man movie, Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I suppose that Guardians could have addressed the introduction of Carol Danvers, so that she could have fought alongside her fellow Marvel warriors in Infinity War – Part One. Now, however, Captain Marvel will get a proper introduction, then likely join the fray against Thanos in 2019’s Infinity War conclusion.

In fact, with its placement in March of 2019, Captain Marvel could play a significant role in leading right into the way that the Marvel heroes figure out how to defeat Thanos. Perhaps she holds the key to the final Infinity Stone that Thanos seeks?

When it comes down to the casting of this vital Marvel role, Kevin Feige also told Fandango over the weekend that we’ll likely hear news later this summer (maybe at Comic-Con?). Feige said:

I think we’ll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer.

Like we said at the beginning, the other Phase Three films on Marvel’s slate have made serious progress, so news on the Captain Marvel front makes sense. So tell us, are you happy that Marvel’s waiting to roll Carol Danvers out in her solo movie first? Or did you want to see her battling alongside Thor or the Guardians before she got a chance to shine in her March 2019 movie? Weigh in below. 

Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.