Captain Marvel is in production! This is the first Marvel movie to have a female superhero character in the lead!
The film Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace and Clark Gregg, among others round out the cast.
Principal photography has started in LA and will film in Louisiana and is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson.
About Captain Marvel
The story of Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and takes place in the 1990s. Clark Gregg played Agent Coulson in previous Marvel films and currently works on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Since the film is set in the past, one could assume he will be playing the same character.
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The newest trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released and did it open up a world of surprises.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in twocamps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Without a doubt, Anthony and Joe Russo, the brother director team behind Captain America: Winter Solider, knocked it out of the park with a political thriller that saw S.H.I.E.L.D. fall. Now, the Russos are back and describing Civil War as a psychological thriller, which makes for an interesting turn of events. It’s very likely the repercussions of the characters in this film will change the way the Marvel Universe continues.
In the teaser trailer, out earlier this year, we had a sneak peek at Black Panther (actually, blink and you’ll miss it), the comic book superhero fans have been waiting to see. It was rumored Ant-Man would make an appearance as well. The new trailer clearly shows each character, letting Marvel fans spot them both. However, one of the biggest moments is the sight of Spider-Man. This is only the beginning and leading to the bigger aspect of what Avengers: Infinity War will become.
Entertainment Weekly gave Marvel fans a treat with this week’s special double issue featuring a first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. The story focuses on Doctor Stephen Strange, a renowned neurosurgeon who loses the use of his hands in an autoaccident. He desperately searches for cures and healing to no avail, but encounters an ancient being who teaches him mystic arts.
This week’s First Look issue of Entertainment Weekly offers a very early peek at Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s new superhero film, Doctor Strange (out Nov. 4). How early? Well, principal photography on the film — which costars Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen — only began in November, and director Scott Derrickson won’t wrap the movie until March. EW’s First Look cover shoot with Cumberbatch was one of the very first times the British actor tried on the costume that his character, Doctor Stephen Strange, wears after transforming from a self-centered surgeon to a world-protecting sorcerer. The Sherlock star even used the shoot as something of a research-and-development session for the gesticulations which are part of his character’s spell-casting.
“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that,” Cumberbatch tells EW. “It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”
It’s so early in the production of Doctor Strange that Marvel has yet to announce the nature of the parts being played by McAdams and Mikkelsen — until now! Check out the cover story to find out whether the pair will be playing friends or foes of Strange and to find out about the film’s psychedelic visual effects. As Cumberbatch himself says, “There’s going to be crazy s— going on.”
And there are plenty of other rabbits in our First Look top hat! From a tour of Ben Affleck’s Batcave from Batman v Superman, to a chat with returning Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead-Wright (a.k.a. Bran Stark), to a preview of David Bowie’s new album Blackstar, and a look at Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay’s new memoir Hunger, we’ve got you covered when it comes to all the most-anticipated films, TV shows, music, and books.
How did we fit it all in? We’d love to tell you — but good magicians never reveal their secrets.
‘Doctor Strange’: EW Exclusive Photos of Marvel’s Most Mystical, Magical Movie Ever
Do You Believe in Magic?
“There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange],” says Cumberbatch. “Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.”
The Chamber of Relics
“I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie,” director Scott Derrickson tells EW. “I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, ‘This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this.'”
A Stunning Mystery
“When this comic appeared in the early ’60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic ’60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time,” explains producer Kevin Feige. “So, that’s inherent to the property. And that’s our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie.”
Dr. Stephen Strange
“[Benedict] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time,” reveals Feige. “But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule.’”
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.