Captain Marvel will be set in the 90s fighting the Skrulls

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be a 90s superhero movie with no eyepatch for Nick Fury

Some surprising news came out of Marvel’s Captain Marvel Comic-Con panel yesterday, as Kevin Feige stated that the film would be set during the 1990s.

EW reported the time-period for the movie, as well as the fact that the previously confirmed Samuel L Jackson will not be sporting Nick Fury’s trademark eye-patch. The mastermind will have both eyes, which would seem to suggest that he might go on to lose one during the battle with the film’s villains, who were revealed as being….

The Skrulls. The destructive green-skinned alien race were shown coming after Carol Danvers in concept art, and, as The AV Club notes, their appearance in the MCU is interesting given that they’re primarily known as Fantastic Four villains. Were they part of a deal with Fox?

And that’s about all the news there was for Brie Larson’s superhero movie, which will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, Mississippi Grind), and written by Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve.

Filming is set to start early next year in Atlanta.

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