Collider was able to speak with Captain Marvel executive producer Jonathan Schwartz, who dished a bunch of details for the film during their set visit in Los Angeles. First, Schwartz revealed that about half of the film is taking place in outer space as the Kree homeworld Hala plays a large role.
“It’s more or less 50/50. The movie starts in space, gets to Earth relatively quickly and then goes back to space for kind of some of the third act. So it’s kind of space-Earth-space. There is a big Earth plot that ends up tying into a lot of our more cosmic goings on.”
Also, they’ll be exploring some of the Kree-Skrull War along with setting up Skrull paranoia that could be leading to Secret Invasion (where heroes are revealed to be Skrulls the entire time) as they are possibly planting seeds for it.
“You’ll see as much as is necessary to get Captain Marvel moving on her story. It’s a conflict that’s dealt with in a very real way, hopefully without overloading the audience with exposition which we never want to do. But I think the thrust of the movie is to get our characters into the action as quickly as we can and get that story moving.”
“Yes, we talked about Secret Invasion. I wouldn’t go into this movie saying, ‘Which one of these superheroes is a Skrull?’ Because Carol is more or less the first superhero to show up on Earth. But are we planting seeds for future movies? Always.” When asked if they play with the paranoia that accompanies this concept, Schwartz simply replied, “Yes.”
I previously suspected that Barton/Ronin’s scenes in Japan could have Skrulls involved due to the casting call I revealed at OmegaUnderground asking for Asian actors (playing Yakuza) being comfortable with facial prosthetics which seemed a little odd. The scene appears in the trailer but this Skrull element is speculation and hasn’t been confirmed.
How Secret Invasion could ultimately play out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains to be seen and I’m not completely sold it’ll be the main crux of something like Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel Studios has also released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film as well and shows off her training for the film.
The film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios has set the release date for Captain Marvel on March 8th.