We’ve known for a while now that Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, which is how it avoids all the Infinity War stuff that’s happened. It will be an origin story for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an air force pilot who gets embroiled in the middle of an intergalactic war between alien races the Kree and the Skrull and ends up gaining superpowers. We also knew that familiar Marvel faces Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) were on board, but how would Marvel be handling the looks of these characters? Through digital de-aging.
Speaking to /Film, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feigeconfirmed that not only would they be going the digital de-aging route, but that they would do it for the whole movie:
"Well, I think having the option is pretty amazing. And I think having the technology and even without spoiling anything, Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now that takes, where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie [Captain Marvel]. So that’ll certainly be the one"
Captain Marvel opens March 8, 2019 and also stars Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, and Annette Bening.
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