Marvel just announced that they will be making a Captain Marvel film, with the Carol Danvers version of the character. This isn’t a surprise. We’ve been talking about this possibility for a year at The Stake, and others, longer.
Said Marvel Honcho Kevin Feige: “”This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it.” Hopefully they have figured that out because if they haven’t, development could be a train wreck.
Captain Marvel will be the first female-led film in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The film is scheduled for release July 6, 2018 (why so specific, Marvel?), which will be the year after DC/WB’s Wonder Woman film, bringing up a new wave of (2) films about BAMF-ing women. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be as engaging and popular four years from now as it is now, but I love Carol Danvers, as Kelly Sue Deconnick has written her, and if Marvel gets the casting right, Captain Marvel could be a reason to come back to the MCU after a few years off.
As for that casting question, well, getting it right is easy this time, Marvel. Don’t pull another Dr. Strange Cluster-fuck. Just cast Katee Sackhoff tonight.