Don't get your hopes up for any Captain Marvel casting announcements until at least next year, Carol Corps. According to Marvel President Kevin Feige, the studio has not yet reached a point where they're ready to announce anything regarding the 2018 film that will introduce Marvel's first female-led standalone film in their cinematic universe.
While discussing the subject with MTV, Feige said:
I think right now weÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre 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.
Captain Marvel's solo film was pushed back earlier this year so that Marvel's schedule didn't impede on Sony's third go at a [Spider-Man](tag:2683717) franchise, and since then, fan inquiry has kicked into high gear regarding the now-iconic superheroine.
"I think getting the character right first is going to lead the charge," said Feige, "We want to make sure we know who it is before we can start figuring out who should play it." Despite any setbacks, it seems that Marvel is taking the film very seriously, realizing the importance of a standalone female superhero film in today's franchise industry.
What's more, the studio is reportedly paying attention to the fan-casting lists. Marvel producer Jeremy Latcham explained that:
We read it, we go through it, we read the comments, we look at who people like... Sometimes itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs really enlightening. Sometimes itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs the exact same person that theyÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂve been saying over and over again that we donÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt think is right. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs always fun to kinda go through it and see what people are up to.
Time to vary those lists, true believers! Marvel might cast someone you'd have never picked at all.
Captain Marvel is set to premiere on November 2, 2018.