Captain Marvel is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive, and Carly Mensch also contributing to the screenplay. The movie was set in the 1990s, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Theatrical Poster
Captain Marvel Theatrical Poster

Directed by
  • Anna Boden
  • Ryan Fleck
Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by
  • Meg LeFauve
  • Nicole Perlman
  • Geneva Robertson-Dworet
  • Liz Flahive
  • Carly Mensch
  • Anna Boden
  • Ryan Fleck
Based on Carol Danvers by
  • Roy Thomas
  • Gene Colan
  • Brie Larson
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Ben Mendelsohn
  • Djimon Hounsou
  • Lee Pace
  • Lashana Lynch
  • Gemma Chan
  • Algenis Perez Soto
  • Rune Temte
  • Mckenna Grace
  • Clark Gregg
  • Jude Law
Music by Pinar Toprak
Cinematography Ben Davis
Edited by
  • Elliot Graham
  • Debbie Berman
Production company
  • Marvel Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date March 8, 2019 (United States)
Country United States
  • English
Budget $152 million
Box Office $1.110 billion


Development of the film "Captain Marvel" began as early as May 2013, and was officially announced in October 2014, making it Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero film. Perlman and LeFauve were hired as a writing team the following April after submitting separate takes on the character. The story borrows elements from Roy Thomas '1971 "Kree–Skrull War" comic book storyline. Brie Larson was announced to portray Danvers at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International. Boden and Fleck were brought on board to direct in April 2017, and Robertson-Dworet soon took over scripting duties, with the remainder of the cast and additional screenwriters added by the start of filming. Location shooting began in January 2018, with principal photography beginning that March in California before concluding in July 2018 in Louisiana. Both Jackson and Gregg were digitally de-aged in post-production.


The movie was Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Captain Marvel Cast

  • Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
  • Mckenna Grace as Young Carol Danvers
  • London Fuller as Young Carol (age 6)
  • Jude Law as Walter Lawson / Mar-Vell
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
  • Lee Pace as Ronan
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
  • Annette Bening
  • Chuku Modu
  • Djimon Hounsou as Korath
  • Colin Ford as Steve Danvers
  • Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
  • Pete Ploszek
  • Robert Kazinsky
  • Rune Temte as Bron-Char
  • Kenneth Mitchell as Joseph Danvers
  • Matthew Maher as Norex
  • Ana Ayora
  • Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau
  • Bethany Levy as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
  • Algenis Perez Soto
  • Abigaille Ozrey as Talos Surfer Girl
  • Jeff Bragg as Umpire
  • Patrick Brennan as Bartender
  • Amir Malaklou
  • Emily Ozrey as Surfer Talos
  • Adam Hart as Skrull Spy
  • Gaston Dalmau
  • Mel Powell as Pegasus Guard Ficke
  • Connor Ryan as Cadet Livanson
  • Rayniel Rufino
  • DJ Jenkins as Air Force Pilot: PYRO
  • Eddy Rome as Alien
  • Marilyn Brett as Skrull Old Lady
  • Vinny O'Brien as Skrull Spy (2)
  • Damon O'Daniel as Business Commuter
  • John Gettier as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
  • DaJuan Rippy
  • Joey Courteau as Kree Rail Passenger
  • Gil De St. Jeor as Teenager
  • Kevin M. Kelly as Coroner


In the month of May 2018, Clark Gregg indicated the film's soundtrack would include songs from the 1990s. Pinar Toprak signed on to compose the film's score by the following month, making her the first woman to score an MCU film.



Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 8, 2019, in IMAX and 3D.

Home media

Captain Marvel will be the first Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures-distributed film not to stream on Netflix, after Disney decided to have it's own streaming service. Captain Marvel will be the first theatrical movie on disney's streaming service.