Fans have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Marvel Studios’ first film in 2019, Captain Marvel for more reasons than one. For starters, the film will mark history as it’s the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be led by a woman. Not only is she the first female character to headline a film, (although the Wasp holds the distinction as the first titular character with Ant-Man and the Wasp), Carol Danvers is also said to be the strongest hero in the MCU. It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see what kind of effect her inclusion in the universe has on the overall hierarchy.
As the MCU heads towards Phase 4, many people believe there’s going to be a changing of the guard in many aspects. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth’s contracts all being up after Avengers 4, fans are paying close attention to which way Marvel Studios takes their MCU. If there is a change, Captain Marvel is a great place to start. Not only does the character have history on both Earth and in space, she’s played by Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, so the talent and star power to lead a franchise are both there in abundance. Marvel Studios is also behind this project 100% and dedicated to making sure it works.
With Captain Marvel being the studio’s first female-led superhero movie, they made sure to be inclusive to women in creating the film as well. One of the screenwriters on the film, Geneva Robertson-Dworet discussed Marvel Studios process for the film with NPR saying:
“Marvel really went above and beyond with Captain Marvel. Not only did they have Anna Boden, who, along with Ryan Fleck is directing the movie … they had many female writers working on the project. They also had female producers in the room. And that is really rare to have that.”