Captain Marvel, not to be confused with DC's Shazam! movie, has finally officially started production. Since it's now official, we are treated to more official information. As mentioned previous, the movie will do much of its production in California, mostly Los Angeles and Fresno, but will also shoot in Louisiana.
With the production PR also brings another short description of the movie. We knew the Skrulls would be involved, and also there would be Kree since they are the origin of Captain Marvel, so now we have mention of a war:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story 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.
The press release also confirms the casting previously announced such as Brie Larson (of course), Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Gemma Chan. As rumored, Lashana Lynch was also added to the class, replacing DeWanda Wise. There are also a few names not previously announced that should sound very familiar to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou appeared in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie as Ronan the Accuser and Korath the Persuer respectively. Clark Gregg debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first Avengers movie as Agent Phil Coulson, and has since made his home on the small screen in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Yep, it's all connected.
Captain Marvel takes off March 8, 2019.
Brie Larson gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character.