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Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel Will Be Like A '90s Action Flick

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We already knew that the upcoming Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, will take the MCU back to the '90s, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently told Entertainment Weekly that the film will also be an homage to action flicks from that era.

He said moving back in the timeline "got us talking about different genres, exploring this notion of sort of the '90s action film." But that would be new territory for Marvel Studios, so the writers looked for inspiration in movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day. "We hadn't necessarily done anything like that before ... so there are definitely homages to our favorite '90s action films within Captain Marvel."

Of course, it's not like Captain Marvel will team up with a robot from the future or anything like that. Instead, the movie will be a little more grounded and gritty than what we're used to seeing in the MCU, despite the fact that lots of the story is set in outer space.

"[We're] not necessarily talking about any particulars of the story, but the action elements of Terminator 2," Feige said. "That's about as iconic as you get, looking at kind of those cool street level fights, street level car chases, and fun stuff like that. That being said, much of the movie takes place in outer space, as you might think a Captain Marvel movie would. Like all of our genre inspirations, there are bits and pieces here and there."

After an extended absence from the MCU, Samuel L. Jackson will again appear as Nick Fury in the movie, and the shift to the '90s opens up some intriguing doors for the character. 

"We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world," Feige said. "You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony [Stark], 'You're part of a big universe. You just don't know yet.' Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn't know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the MCU."

Feige previously said that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while Larson said she's also very funny. About a month ago, we got our first look at Larson in costume, and it hints at a connection to Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel who will be played by Jude Law.

Captain Marvel is expected to land in theaters on March 6, 2019.