Marvel Studio’s highly anticipated first female headed superhero movie, Captain Marvel, is still about 3 years from its scheduled 2018 release date. But that doesn’t mean that wishful thinking and speculation haven’t been rampant about who will play Carol Danvers.
Although at the recent promotional event for the Blu-ray release of Avengers Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and producer Jeremy Latcham did answer questions about their progress on Captain Marvel.
“There won’t be any [casting] announcements about that this year,” Feige said. “I think right now we’re scripting the film, figuring out who we want Carol Danvers to be, and really what the structure of the movie will be and what her part will be in some of our other Phase 3 films. And it would be next year that we start to really think about casting.”
“We have really amazing writers on the movie,” Latcham added. “Meg [LeFauve] and Nicole [Perlman] are great, and I think getting the character right first is going to lead the charge. We want to make sure we know who it is before we can start figuring out who should play it.”
Feige and Latcham admit that they do look at some of the suggestions fans make in posts. “We read it, we go through it, we read the comments, we look at who people like,” Latcham added. “Sometimes it’s really enlightening. Sometimes it’s the exact same person that they’ve been saying over and over again that we don’t think is right. It’s always fun to kinda go through it and see what people are up to.”
Katie Sackhoff, anyone?