Kevin Feige Shares Revealing New Details About Captain Marvel

For a while there, it went without saying that every new superhero franchise would begin with an origin story, but that tradition has slowly fallen out of favour. With many fans growing tired of the parallels from one origin story to the next, Marvel appears to be downplaying this tradition in Phase Three. While next month’s Doctor Strange features an origin story, both Spider-Man and Black Panther will bypass this narrative building block, jumping straight into the action. But what does this mean for the studio’s first female lead superhero movie?


Until yesterday, the plan for Captain Marvel was a well-kept secret, but following the Los Angeles IMAX screening of a lengthy Doctor Strange excerpt, Marvel’s Kevin Feige spilled the beans. Speaking to Cinema Blend, he elaborated on the origin plans for Black Panther—and revealed what the studio has in store for Captain Marvel. “Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in Civil War,” he said. “But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99 percent of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.”

Captain Marvel arrives in theatres on March 8, 2019. That’s a long time to wait for an origin story, but you can find the crucial details in the video below.