“Captain Marvel” starring Brie Larson as the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.”
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed the news at a packed Hall H gathering on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.
Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury for the film — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye).
And the film, to be directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also feature the first-ever appearance of iconic Marvel alien antagonists, The Skrulls.
Marvel also showed some concept art designed for the movie, which follows Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, who is blessed with half-alien DNA and has the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight.
Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) is writing the script with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee are executive producers with Feige producing.
The film is set for release on March 8, 2019.