May 1, 2016
'Captain Marvel' Debut In 'Avengers: Infinity War' As Search For Carol Danvers Role Continues

Captain Marvel is one of the latest characters yet to be introduced in the MCU standalone films, and judging by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's latest statement, the role of Carol Danvers who eventually becomes Captain Marvel in the film could be filled soon.

This comes after Feige said last month that by the summer's end, the studio will announce the director of the film alongside some cast members. It would be weird to announce cast members without the lead role being filled. "I think we'll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer," Kevin Feige told Fandango. He also revealed that Captain Marvel will focus on the life of Carol Danvers and her transition in becoming Captain Marvel.

This news has led to speculation that Captain Marvel might actually make her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, with a host of potential names already being floated that could take on the role. The filming of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 begins in November, and given the fact that Marvel is expected to make a huge announcement in the July comic con event, it makes perfect sense to believe that Captain Marvel could actually appear in Avengers next movie. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.
So far, MMA Star Ronda Rousey has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the role in the upcoming Avengers movie. Rousey appeared in Vid Diesel's Fast and Furious 7, which means that she already has a bit of experience in action-packed films.

Another name that has been making rounds in the recent past is that of Brie Larson, who won an Oscar for reprising the role of the troubled mother in the 2015 film, Room.

Other names that have previously popped out in the media with regard to playing the role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel include Emily Blunt, (Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Huntsman: Winter's War), Natalie Dormer, (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, and Captain America: The First Avenger), and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, and Hancock), among others.

Marvel Studios is gradually introducing new characters in its MCU film series, which includes Avengers and several standalone character films. In the recently released Captain America: Civil War, which comes to US screens on May 6, Spider-Man with Tom Holland and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) were introduced.

Spider-Man has a solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, scheduled for July 7, 2017, release, while Black Panther is set for July 6, 2018, release. While there have been other Spider-Man standalone movies in the past, the next Spider-Man is seen as a relaunch of the whole series, and the cameo appearance on Captain America: Civil War has already received positive rave reviews.

As such, it would appear that Marvel's new strategy of introducing new characters in its massive MCU by giving them cameo appearances amongst already popular characters could carry on through the introduction of Captain Marvel. Given the fact that Captain Marvel is scheduled for a March 8, 2019, release, it makes sense to give the character a cameo role in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, which comes out a year earlier.

In summary, while the search for the person to fill the role of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel continues, Marvel Studios will make an announcement by summer's end. It is highly expected that as the lead character in the film, this position will have already been filled.

Now, with Avengers:Infinity War Part 1 filming starting this November and given the new strategy which Marvel appears to have adopted, it is highly likely that Captain Marvel could make her debut in Infinity War Part 1 in readiness for her solo film a year later.

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