At the Marvel Studios Panel at San Diego Comic Con, many details were shown off for the highly anticipated Captain Marvel film. But two bits of information stood out above all. One, the antagonists would be the infamous Skrulls. And two, the film is set in the 90’s, long before the Avengers were even a spoken word.
This raised many questions, and Kevin Feige was happen to answer most of them. First off, the Skrulls:
“Captain Marvel will be our 21st film in the cinematic universe, and we’ve never seen the Skrulls. How come?” Kevin Feige told IGN following the panel at SDCC, “We thought it would be fun. There’s an entire section of our comics that deal with the Kree/Skrull war, and we haven’t tapped into that at all, and we thought that would be an amazing, huge part of the mythology to belong to Captain Marvel.”
He is right on that part. Carol Danvers powers come from the Kree, who are constantly at war with the Skrulls. But, how did the 90’s get put into the setting?
“We thought [the ’90s] would be a fun time period to make a film in”, he said, “We thought it would be fun [to have Nick Fury back]. We love Sam, we love that character, it would be fun to see what he was like in his earlier days.”
A clip of Infinity War was shown, and it did indeed have Captain Marvel in it, so she will appear with the Avengers before she gets her solo film