'Captain Marvel' details: 1990s setting, Skrulls as villains

'Captain Marvel' details: 1990s setting, Skrulls as villains

Earlier tonight at Comic-Con, Marvel dropped a bomb on all of us where they gave us a bunch of little details about the upcoming Captain Marvel film.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirms that the classic Avengers comic book tale "The Kree-Skrull War" is part of the inspiration for the Captain Marvel movie.

Recently, the Marvel panel at the Comic-Con revealed that "Captain Marvel" will be based during the time of 1990s. Though Marvel hasn't sent official stills yet, several Hall H audience members shared photos from inside the convention. As Feige explained to IGN, with the Kree/Skrull War having played such a big role throughout the comics, he wanted to tap into that on the big screen and felt that it was something that made sense to belong to Captain Marvel. Though their inclusion in the film probably doesn't mean we're going to get a Fantastic Four movie led by Disney/Marvel any time soon, it does hint at some broader crossover for the alien shape-shifters in the MCU.

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This marks the first appearance of the Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and clears up any confusion that the green-skinned aliens were not available to use in Disney's Marvel movies due to an intellectual property rights entanglement with the Fantastic Four, whose film rights are now owned by Fox. You may remember the Kree from Guardians of the Galaxy, which immediately ties Captain Marvel to the deepest, cosmic depths of the MCU.

So, how does Captain Marvel figure into the MCU, especially since its a prequel? As a warm-up to the main acts (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War), studio boss Kevin Feige previewed the first concept art of Brie Larson in her superhero suit (above). It raises the question of whether or not Larson will be playing a much younger version of Captain Marvel in her solo film.

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